In iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, Apple added support for Safari favicons. Having these little visual indicators on your tabs is a super handy feature for when you have a ton of tabs open at once, giving you a quick way to distinguish tabs. Follow along to learn how to enable Safari favicons in Apple’s new operating systems….

How to enable Safari favicons in iOS 12

Enabling Safari favicons on iPhone and iPad is fairly straightforward process, but do note that on iPhone, you’ll have to be in landscape mode to see Safari tabs.

  1. Head into Settings > Safari.
  2. Scroll down until you see the Show Tab Bar option.
  3. Tap that radio button to enable and you’re set.

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How to enable Safari favicons in macOS Mojave

The process to enable Safari favicons on macOS is just as simple as iOS — but you’ll of course be finding your way into the Safari preferences directly through the Safari app rather than the iOS settings app.

  1. Open Safari
  2. With Safari selected, tap on Safari in the menu bar, and then Preferences.
  3. Click Tabs from the list, and then Show website icons in tabs.

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Previously, favicon were limited to pinned tabs in Safari in macOS. Now, they’re available everywhere and are fantastic tools to easily distinguish tabs.

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