Recently a reader of this blog inquired about my directions (on an old blog post) for creating a bookmark bar and/or deleting unwanted favorites. Things are just a bit different now, with iOS 7, and I am grateful that he brought this to my attention. This post updates those old directions. 🙂
How to select Favorites: Keeping them and Deleting them
If you are browsing the internet in Safari, and you find a website that you would like to save as a favorite, just look to the top of your screen and find a box with an arrow aiming up.
Tap on that arrow-up box, and you will see a pop up box full of choices. To make a Favorite, first tap on Bookmark, then select Favorite and save.
If you change your mind, or if you want to delete some of the “favorites” that Apple chose for you, just look to the top of the screen and tap on the shape that resembles an open book. A list of your bookmarked favorites will drop down. To delete any of them, just touch it and slide your finger from right to left. A red “delete” button will appear. Just tap that, and …. whoosh!
How to Make the Bookmark Bar (Favorites Bar) appear in Safari on your iPad:
Now that you have some favorite websites bookmarked, you might like to have them handy at the top of your Safari screen. This used to be called the Bookmark Bar, but it now appears to be called the Favorites Bar.
To activate the Favorites Bar, just go to Setting > Safari > Show Favorites Bar. Make sure the “Show Favorites Bar” is activated by sliding the button to the right so that it appears green.
Once you have this activated, return to your Safari screen where your favorite bookmarks will be found across the top.