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

It’s really very surprising how long it took Apple to bring a simple feature which users have been asking for ages. Till iOS 11, the users were not able to see favicon in Safari which is something that bugged me a lot. Hopefully, iOS 12 is bringing support for favicon and this is one of those tiny things that gives me a lot of joy. Due to some reasons favicon in Safari is not enabled by default and you have to manually enable it. Since, the Apple did not mention the favicon anywhere in Safari browser, it’s not so straightforward as to how you can enable them. To make things easier for our readers. So that, we are bringing this tutorial where we can explain you how to enable favicon in Safari in iOS 12:

Favicons in Safari Tab

How to enable Favicon in Safari in iOS 12?

We can use the iPhone X to demonstrate this tutorial, that said, the feature will work on any iPhone as long as it is running on iOS 12.

If you are a user of iOS for a long time, you know that Apple likes to hide app specific settings inside its main Settings app. It is really true for Safari specific settings, hence, to enable favicon, you will have to use the Settings apps. Just follow the steps given below and you will be able to do it in a few seconds. Now let us see the step by step process for how to enable the Favicon in Safari in iOS 12.

Step 1: First of all, you have to open the Settings app.

Step 2: Now you have to select the Safari in the Settings menu.

Step 3: Now you have to scroll down to find the “Show Icons in Tabs” option and then enable it.  

Step 4: You are almost done. Now, you will be able to see the favicon in your Safari tabs.

Now let us see the step by step process for how to enable the Favicon in Safari in Mac OS Mojave.

How to enable Favicon in Safari in macOS Mojave?

Enabling Favicon in Safari in macOS Mojave is even easier than it’s on iOS 12.

Step 1: First of all, you have to open Safari.

Step 2: Now, you have to press the “Command+Comma” keyboard shortcut to open the Preferences Panel.

Step 3: In the Preferences panel, you have to select the Tabs menu.

Step 4: In the Tabs menu, you have to enable the last option which reads “Show websites icons in tabs”.

After completing the above steps, Now you can see the Favicon enabled in Safari.

Step 5: Now the pictures clearly shows you how your Safari Tabs look before and after enabling the Favicon.

Enjoy Website Favicon in Your Safari Browser

The favicon has been missing in Safari since its inception and it was one of the most requested feature from the user for the app. In an iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, the Apple has finally given users what they were asking for.

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