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How to enable Favicon in Safari (iOS 12 and macOS Mojave)

really surprising how long it took Apple to bring a simple feature that users have been asking for for some time. I mean until iOS 11, users have not been able to see favicons in Safari which something has bothered me a lot. Fortunately, iOS 12 is supporting favicons and this is one of those little things that gives me a lot of joy. Having said that, for some reason Favicon in Safari is not enabled by default and you have to enable it manually. Since, Apple doesn't mention favicons everywhere in Safari, it's not as simple as enabling them. That's why, to simplify things for our readers, we are bringing this elegant tutorial in which we show you how to enable favicon in Safari in iOS 12:

  • Enable Favicon in Safari on iOS 12

Note: we're using iPhone X to demonstrate this tutorial, which says the feature will work on any iPhone as long as it's running on iOS 12.

If you've been a long time iOS user, you know that Apple likes to hide app-specific settings within its main Settings app. The same goes for specific Safari settings, so to enable favicons, you'll need to use the Settings apps. Follow the steps below and you will be able to do it in seconds. This will be a short tutorial:

  1. Open the Settings app and then tap Safari.

2. Here, scroll down to find the "Show icons on tabs" option and enable it.

3. That's all. Now you should be able to see the favicon on your Safari tabs as shown in the image below.

Before after

  • Enable Favicon in Safari in macOS Mojave

  1. Enabling Favicon in Safari in macOS Mojave is even simpler than it is on iOS 12. first open Safari and then press "Command + Comma" from the keyboard to open the preferences panel. Here, tap the TAB menu.

2. In the Tabs menu, enable the last option that reads "Show website icons on tabs" . so, you have now enabled Favicon in Safari.

3. In the images below, you can see what your Safari Tabs look like before and after enabling Favicon.

Before

After

Enjoy the Favicon site in your Safari browser

The ability to show favicon disappeared in Safari since its inception has been one of the most requested features by the user for the app. With iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, Apple has finally provided users with what they were asking for. I love this feature, but you? Do you think favicon support in Safari makes any difference or does it not affect you at all? Let us know by writing in the comments section below.