How to enable and add bookmarks to the Safari Bookmarks Bar on your iPad

This brief tutorial will show you how to display the Bookmarks Bar in Safari for the iPad, and how to add bookmarks to it.

  1. Start out by selecting Settings from the iPad home screen.
  2. Select Safari from the Settings column, and then slide the Always Show Bookmarks Bar switch to ON

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  4. Now launch Safari and visit a web site you want have added to your Bookmarks Bar. Tap the + (plus sign) to add a bookmark and then tap in the space that says Bookmarks.
  5. Tap Bookmarks Bar
  6. You’ll be taken back to the previous ‘screen’ and can now save the bookmark.
  7. It will now show up in the Bookmarks Bar for super-quick access.
  8. You’re done!

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17 thoughts on “How to enable and add bookmarks to the Safari Bookmarks Bar on your iPad”

  1. Can you tell me how to get rid of the bookmarks sidebar. I have an old version of iPad and I can’t see how to do it. Thanks

  2. I was able to download a product brochure to a bookmark on my iPad. But how do I download it as an attachment, like on my desktop?

  3. Illiena…There should be an icon that looks like an open book next to that. Click on the open book to view your bookmarks or follow the guide above to have your bookmarks bar show up in Safari.

  4. Same as ellybu, I have icon square shaped with arrow that clicked on brings me to add bookmark, opened there are 2 options, the title of page to which u can change URL n Bookmarks bar. Press the bookmark bar n it takes u to Bookmark/bar folders that u can tick but nothing else. Other icons on the toolbar is an open book n the back/forth arrows. How p I access the bookmarks I’ve already saved? Very confused.

  5. I understand how to add things to the bookmarks BAR, but it I also gives you the option to save just to bookmarks. if you save something saved to just bookmarks not the bookmarks bar, how do you access them? I have three buttons, one is to switch to another page, one is for accessing history, and the other is a drop down menu that allows me to add a bookmark, add the page to the home screen, Mail the link or print. I have been to the settings and have the bookmark bar shown, but cannot access any of the other bookmarks.

    Any thoughts?

  6. Excellent. Thank you. I have also managed to import my contacts from gmail but do you know how to get the contact icon up? Cannot find google chat, contacts online either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  7. On the Ipad all you need to do is go to the bookmarks bar icon. Press the option Bookmarks on the left. Press the bookmarks option again and press “edit” click the no entry icon to remove it from the safari bookmarks bar.

  8. i found the answer to the problem. Go to the apps store and Webtoolbox. It has many tools, but 99 cents makes it a super bargain. I have. Giant list of bookmarks from different macs in the house. This app should do the trick.

  9. Thanks it works, no problems. Now how do we remove itms from the Safari book marks bar?

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