How to Create Safari Profiles on iPhone with iOS 17

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."
    Creating Safari Profiles on iPhone 15 Pro and iPad Series
  • 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.
    Creating a new Safari Profiles on iPhone and iPad

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.
    change Safari Profiles on iPhone and iPad
  • Select the "More" menu.
    Choosing Safari Profiles on iPhone and iPad
  • Expand your profile and select the newly created profile to start using it.
    How to change Safari Profiles on iPhone and iPad

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.
    how to delete Safari Profiles on iPhone and iPad
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