How to get rid of icons in Safari on iOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Vell843, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2011
    When you open up Safari in iOS 7, Hoe do you get rid of those four icons that always appear?
  2. macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    Delete them from Bookmarks -> Favorites.
  3. thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2011
    Thanks! Now how do I add websites to my favorites? lol
  4. macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2011
    The action button at the bottom (the one with the arrow pointing up out of the box).
  5. thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2011
  6. macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2012
    I don't understand the difference between "favorites" and "bookmarks"?
  7. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    Favorites is a subset of bookmarks that get displayed when you open an empty new tab in Safari for quick access type of purposes.
  8. macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    Interestingly, bookmarks placed in Favorites on iOS 7 will appear in Bookmarks Bar on Safari in Mountain Lion.

    They seem more similar to Top Sites to me.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    yes! i'm baffled as to why apple wouldn't just give us access to top sites. using manually created favorites is very backwards IMO
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Favorites is just the new name for bookmarks bar on iOS since there isn't a bookmarks bar. It should probably be changed on OS X too for consistency. But I also think it's funny to see the term return to browsers after years of exile when everyone tried to distance themselves from Internet Explorer.
  11. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    I think IE was actually the odd man out; Netscape was released before IE and it called them bookmarks. Not sure about Mosaic (edit: Looks like Mosaic called it the Hotlist).
  12. macrumors regular

    May 5, 2011
    It just seems silly that bookmarks on OS X and iOS would be connected at this level.

    I deleted and edited favorites on my iPhone because I don't need things like Facebook, Youtube and Pandora when all of those have dedicated apps, and Pandora is flash based, so there's absolutely no point to have a direct link to that on an iPhone.

    After editing favorites, now my whole bookmarks bar on my computer is torn apart after getting used to all the command numbers for my sites I visit.
  13. macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    Another reason for it to be synced with Top Sites, aside from it being more similar and logical.
    Wonder what the chances of this happening before final release are...

    Besides, I know many users that have have a gazillion bookmarks and folders in their "Favorites" bar in Safari.
    It makes startup a bit laggy on OS X, but could probably crash entirely on iOS.

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