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How to reverse Safari’s controversial redesign entirely and bring back the old, familiar version

Illustration showing an Apple Safari logo set against a blue gradient background

In rethinking some of the fundamentals in Safari on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has managed to ruffle the feathers of its customers. The good news is, you can decide between adopting the redesign complete with the new, consolidated tab bar or stick with Safari's old version with the familiar tab interface. In this quick post, we'll show you how to reverse the new Safari design back to how things used to be before iOS 15 came along.

How to use Safari tab groups on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple added several new features and redesigned the look for Safari in iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey. The Apple browser now comes with Tab Groups, which allows easy management of tabs in Safari. You can create tab groups, rename them, delete, move tabs around, and more. These Tab Groups will also sync across all your devices, making them accessible everywhere.

How to capture full page screenshots in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on Mac

Capture a Full Page Screenshot in Firefox on Mac

There are plenty of times when you want to capture and save a screenshot of an entire webpage. It could be a research article, helpful tutorial, or even a shopping site’s product display.

What we once needed extensions for, can now be done with built-in browser features. Here, we’ll show you how to capture full-page or scrolling screenshots in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on Mac without third-party add-ons.

How to allow pop-ups in Safari on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Safari Preferences, Websites Pop-up Windows

It seems like we put so much effort into block things like pop-ups and ads when we’re browsing the web that we forget about sites that actually use pop-ups for good reason. It could be a shopping site where you get a confirmation, a CMS where you can use tools, or a social site where you log in.

In Safari, you can allow pop-ups globally, and on Mac, you can allow them just for those specific sites you want. Here’s how to allow pop-ups in Safari on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to influence Siri suggestions in Safari

Siri can suggest websites when you open a new tab or window in the Safari browser. Safari's Siri suggestions are available on the iPhone, iPad and Mac. Follow this tutorial to learn how you can influence these suggestions to see more of the websites you like.

How to turn off the tab previews in Safari on Mac

Safari with Tab Previews on Mac

With Safari 14 on Mac came a cool feature for tab previews. This allows you to see a tiny snapshot of a webpage you have open in another tab when hovering your mouse over this tab. The thing with this feature is, it’s simply not for everyone. Some find it distracting. If you fall into this group, we’re here to help. Here’s how to disable the Safari tab previews on your Mac.

How to open Safari links in new tabs on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Safari Open Link in New Tab on iPhone

Everyone browses the web differently. And whether you’re working, researching, or just bumming around the internet, you want control over the links you open.

In Safari, you have various ways to open links on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. One of the easiest ways to open a link is in a new tab. This lets you keep your current page open, but still have a look at the link you click or tap.

Here, we’ll show you a few ways to open a link in a new tab in Safari. From opening it in the background or moving right to it, to shortcuts and settings, you decide how to open your links.

How to stop sites from requesting your location in Safari

Safari Settings for Website Allow Location on iPhone

While it’s nice that certain websites want to know our location, it’s not always necessary. Sure, you need a delivery service site to know where you are, but not a blog. And if you visit the same sites often, you probably don’t want them asking you every time.

In Safari, you can control websites asking for your location. You can allow certain sites to always know where you are, like in the delivery service example. And you can disallow sites you never want to know, like a blog. Here, we’ll show you how to do this on iPhone, iPad, and Mac so websites will stop requesting your location in Safari.

How to access downloaded files on iPhone and iPad

Downloads Folder in Files in iCloud Drive

If you download files to your device from the internet often, then you’re used to the routine. You may have even changed your downloads location to a specific spot. But if you’ve never downloaded a file on iOS, then you’re probably wondering where those files went!

Here, we’ll show you how to access downloaded files on iPhone and iPad.