By now you know there’s a lot to learn about iOS 7’s new features. As we dive deeper and deeper we’re discovering some customizations that make navigating your new device much easier. Today’s tip is about bookmarks in the new Safari web browser.
Depending on how you’ve organized your frequently visited sites in the past, you may find it more painful to get to those links now that you’ve put that fresh coat of paint on your phone. Fortunately, Apple has actually made it easier to get to your favorite sites, but it may require a little work on your part.
Let’s begin with where bookmarks are located currently in Safari. The book icon on the bottom left should contain all your previously bookmarked sites.
Once into your bookmarks menu you’ll see several places where links can live. We are only concerned about the tab on the left and the edit button on the bottom right. (If for some reason you don’t see “Favorites” listed here, go back one menu by touching the button on the top left, if it is present).
A tap of the edit button will bring in controls to rearrange, delete, or change your bookmarks. Decide which sites you visit most often and want quick access to. Tap the small arrow next to the name of the site to open the editing pane.
Tap on “Location” and move the bookmark to “Favorites”. By placing it in this group you will have instant access to it anytime you tap the address bar in the browser without having to dive down into bookmark submenus.
To customize further, you can tap the bookmark button again, tap into favorites and then edit the order in which your sites appear or eliminate sites or folders that you don’t want appearing every time you touch the address bar. Happy surfing!