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How to change the Safari background image on Mac

Mac operating systems like CatalinaMojave, and some others that were used before didn’t provide the feature which could set the image to the background of the browser. Fortunately, now it’s available to do, you can change the appearance of your Safari if you have macOS Big Sur.

Microsoft Edge Chromium-based has introduced the feature of changing the background first among all other browsers. macOS Big Sur features a new look, and it’s such a big update that Apple bumped version number to 11.

What is Safari 14

So, as it was mentioned before, you’re able to customize your background of Safari using different pictures that you like. Safari 14 gives you this opportunity.

There is a variety of pictures that are provided directly by Apple, but you also can select your own one to set it in your browser. It’s required to launch Safari 14 to do that. Safari’s latest version is compatible with Catalina, Mojave, and when it starts) Big Sur.

The new version has a start screen provided with a new look and some information about the most frequently used websites, Siri tips, privacy reports, read lists, iCloud tabs, and more. If you want to personalize your Safari, macOS gives you this opportunity. You can set a customized wallpaper on your home screen of the browser. The image can be chosen from your media or you can also choose it from the range of pictures that are provided by your Mac.

How to change Safari background picture on macOS Big Sur

Fortunately, macOS Big Sur (11.0) is a new full-featured operating system that lets you set your own background in Safari in a few simple steps. The image can be set to start you net surfing from a gorgeous view, for example. You can also adjust the options which would be displayed on your Start screen: your Reading List, Favorites, iCloud Tabs, Siri Suggestions, and even a Privacy Report.

If you want to set a new image on your background of Safari, you should follow the prompts which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should establish the Safari browser.
  • After that, you should tap on the three-toggle icon which is located on the bottom right-hand corner of the home screen.
  • Then, you will see an icon menu displayed. You should check the box which is shown next Background Image. After that, you should tap on the (+) to set your new background image.
  • If you want to add your own image as the background instead, click the “+” button.
  • Next, you should decide which picture you would like to be set and then tap on the “Choose” option.
  • From here, you will view your new background in Safari.

How to remove the Safari background picture

If you want to delete the Safari background picture, you should follow the instructions that would be displayed below:

  1. First of all, you should open the Safari web browser.
  2. After that, you should tap on the three-toggle icon.
  3. Then, you should select the “x” button. In the end, if you want to set another picture, you should click on “+”.

How to switch off the Safari background image

To switch off this feature you should follow the prompts which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should open your Safari browser.
  • After that, you should click on the three-toggle icon.
  • To finish the process, you should make sure that the box next to Background Image is unchecked.

How to change Safari background on your iPhone 

If you want to change the Safari background on your iPhone, you should follow the instructions that will be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should open Safari on your iPhone or iPad. 
  • After that, you should click on tabs button which is located in the bottom right corner. 
  • Then, you should click on the “Start Page“. 
  • Next, you should find and click on “Edit“. To do that, you should scroll the page down.
  • After that, you should switch on the “Background Image” option, and then you should click on a “Wallpaper“. There, you can choose the image. 
  • In the end, you should switch off the Edit page.

All in all, there is nothing complicated in the process that was displayed above. Safari which is the default browser of Apple also provides its users with a variety of interesting features such as Favicons in the window, website previews, built-in translation tools, improved password protection, and even a privacy reporting app.

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