The Safari Web browser on your iPad includes many of the same features to which you have likely become accustomed on your desktop or laptop computer. One of these features is called Favorites, and is similar to the bookmarks that you may be using on your other browsers.
By saving a Web page as a favorite in Safari you are making it easily accessible for yourself in the future. However, if you use the Favorites option on too many sites it can become difficult to manage all of them and use those sites effectively. Our guide below will show you how to delete a favorite from your iPad so that you can remove sites from that list which you aren’t using anymore.
How to Delete a Safari Favorite on an iPad
The steps in this article were performed on a 6th generation iPad using iOS 12.2. This guide assumes that you currently have at least one favorite saved in Safari on your iPad and that you would like to delete it.
The first section of this article will provide a quick overview of deleting a favorite. If you would like to read the full guide with pictures for each step, simply continue scrolling, or click here to jump to that section of the article.
- At least 1 Favorite in Safari
- Open Safari.
- Touch the book icon at the top of the screen.
- Select the Favorites option.
- Tap the Edit button at the bottom of the screen.
- Touch the red circle to the left of the favorite to delete.
- Tap the Delete button.
This will not affect any favorites or bookmarks in other browsers on your iPad, such as Chrome or Firefox.
If you delete a favorite in Safari you can always re-favorite that site later in the future.
Full Guide with Pictures – Deleting a Favorite on an iPad
Step 1: Open Safari.
Step 2: Touch the book icon in the address bar at the top of the screen.
Step 3: Select the Favorites option at the top of the list.
Step 4: Tap the Edit button at the bottom of the list.
Step 5: Touch the red circle to the left of the favorite you wish to delete.
Step 6: Tap the Delete button to remove the favorite.
You can always re-favorite this site in the future by returning to it, then setting it as a favorite by tapping the Share icon in the address bar, then choosing the Add to Favorites option.
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