How to Add Safari Widget on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to add the Safari widget on your iPhone’s home screen. The Safari widget allows you to quickly access your favorite websites without opening the Safari app. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Accessing the Widget Gallery

To begin, unlock your iPhone and go to the home screen. Tap and hold on any empty space until the apps start jiggling.

Note: If you have an iPhone with Face ID, you will need to swipe right from the left edge of the screen or swipe down from the top-right corner to access the widget gallery.

Step 2: Adding the Safari Widget

Once you have entered jiggle mode, look for a plus (+) button at the top left corner or in one of the available empty spaces on your home screen. Tap on it to open the widget gallery.

Note: If you don’t see any plus button or empty spaces, you might need to delete some existing widgets or rearrange your apps to create space for new widgets.

Step 2.1: Searching for Safari Widget

In the widget gallery, you will find various widgets that are available for different apps. To find the Safari widget, swipe left or right until you reach “Safari” in the list of available widgets.2: Choosing a Widget Size

Safari offers different widget sizes, such as small, medium, and large. Tap on a size that suits your preference and needs.

  • Small: Displays two website icons
  • Medium: Displays four website icons along with website names
  • Large: Displays eight website icons along with website names

Choose a size by tapping on it, and it will be added to your home screen.

Step 3: Customizing the Safari Widget

Once you have added the Safari widget, you can customize it to display your favorite websites.

Step 3.1: Removing Default Websites

The widget comes with default websites. To remove a default website, tap and hold on its icon until an “Edit Widget” button appears.

Tap on “Edit Widget. “

Note: You can only remove default websites and not the Safari widget itself.2: Adding Your Favorite Websites

To add your favorite websites to the widget, tap on the plus (+) button located at the top right corner of the widget.

A search bar will appear where you can start typing the name of the website you want to add. Once you see the desired website in the search results, tap on it to add it to the widget.

Step 4: Rearranging Website Icons

If you want to rearrange the website icons within the Safari widget, tap and hold on an icon until all icons start jiggling. Then drag and drop them into your preferred order.


Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to add and customize the Safari widget on your iPhone’s home screen. Now you can quickly access your favorite websites with just a glance at your home screen.

Note: The Safari widget is available only on devices running iOS 14 or later versions.

Enjoy the convenience of the Safari widget and make your browsing experience even better!

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