What Are Profiles in Safari
Apple's Safari, similar to Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, allows you to create distinct profiles for your different browsing needs. This feature enables you to establish unique environments for both personal and professional online interactions, enhancing privacy and productivity.
For instance, during work hours, you can utilize a profile filled with specific extensions and bookmarks related to your professional needs. Upon returning home, you can effortlessly switch to a personal profile, keeping work-related activities separate.
Safari profiles are incredibly useful when your device, be it a Mac or iPad, is shared among multiple users. Each person can enjoy a customized browsing experience tailored to their preferences.
Creating and Using Safari Profiles on iPhone and iPad
Safari profiles are a feature available in the latest iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. We'll guide you through the process of creating and using profiles on an iPhone running iOS 17.
Step 1: Create a New Profile
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and scroll down until you find Safari.
- Tap on it, and under the Profiles section, select "New Profile."
- You will be prompted to enter a name for the new profile and choose an icon. Once done, tap "Done" in the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Personalize Your Profile
- Open the profile you've just created.
- Select the extensions that you would like to associate with this profile.
Step 3: Switch to the New Profile
- Launch Safari and tap on the tab switcher menu located at the bottom-right corner.
- Select the "More" menu.
- Expand your profile and select the newly created profile to start using it.
Note: Your browsing history, favorites, and chosen extensions are unique to each profile.
How to Delete Safari Profiles on iPhone
Should you decide that you no longer need a specific profile in Safari, follow the steps below to delete it:
- Launch Safari and the Settings app.
- Select the profile you wish to delete from the Profiles section.
- Tap on "Delete Profile" and confirm your action by tapping "Delete" once again.