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We recently talked about how You can hide your browsing history from ad trackers in Safari, which is great, but one reason a lot of people hesitate to use Safari is simply because it looks a little boring compared to other browsers. But Apple is trying to change that iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Now you have a modular homepage with a customizable background – and it should be a lot of fun.

But by default, Safari shows a lot of things here. You can see your favorites, your reading list, and your privacy report – not to mention the annoying “Shared with You” section that has links shared in the Messages app. Fortunately, you can add, remove, and rearrange any module you want.

First, open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad. If you’re not already on the New Tab page, tap the Tabs in the bottom toolbar, just below the url bar (if you don’t like the url bar here, you can put it back on top). Then tap plus Button to open a new tab.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on “To edit“Button.

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You will now find all modules at the top. You can enable or disable the Favorites, Frequently Visited, Shared with You, Privacy Report, Siri Suggestions, Reading List, and iCloud Tabs modules. Use the three line Handle Icon for dragging and rearranging a module. You can also choose “Use the home page look and feel through iCloud“To keep your settings consistent across all connected iCloud devices.

Next, activate the “background image”Function to display a list of all available background images. Tap a wallpaper to switch to it. You can also tap plus Button to select any picture from your camera roll. When you’re done customizing the home screen, tapx”Close button from above. And that’s it – your new homepage is updated and is ready.

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