One of the issues striking iPad users is when Safari rejects adding new bookmarks or removes previously saved bookmarks all of a sudden. Users report that most commonly this issue pops up after updating their iPad to the latest version. The hiccup, in fact, is extremely annoying if your work involves extensive reading and researching as you’ll need to visit the same page many times. If you’re sailing in the same boat as other iPad Users and can’t add bookmarks in Safari, dive in the post we’ve brought for you. Here, we’ve rounded up three possible ways to resolve your bookmarks-related issues in Safari browser so that you can have a seamless reading experience in your browser. Let’s dig in!
Fix: Can’t Add Bookmarks in Safari
First: Restore Safari Browser on iPad
Try turning off iCloud and rebooting your tablet. Disabling iCloud will keep your browser history safe, which means you can retrieve your saved passwords and profile information after rebooting your device. To restore Safari, do as follows:
- Open iPad’s Settings app
- Scroll down the menu at the left side to find iCould. Tap on it to bring up iCloud Settings
- Find Safari option; disable it if it’s turned on
Now, reboot your iPad. To do so, simply press down the Power Button and follow the on-screen instructions. When your tablet is shut down completely, wait for a couple of seconds and reboot it by holding down the Power Button until the Apple logo appears. Once you see the Apple logo on the screen, turn iCloud On by following the aforementioned steps.
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Second: Clear Cookies from Safari
In case rebooting doesn’t work for you, it’s time to remove Cookies from Safari browser. Cookies are small pieces of data that a website sends to your browser while you’re browsing it. They are important in some cases but can cause problems when leaving the data in the browser for too long. So, wiping the cookies from Safari should solve your issue with bookmarks.
- Open your iPad’s Settings app
- Tap Safari at the left-side menu to open Safari Settings
- Scroll down the Safari Settings until you see “Advanced” Tap on it
- When the new screen appears, tap “Website Data”
- Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap “Remove All Website Data” and then tap “Remove” on the dialog box that appears
It won’t take too long for your iPad to remove Cookies data from the browser. Once done, it will take you back to the previous screen. Now, close Settings app and reboot your tablet the way you did earlier.
Third: Remove History and Website Data from Safari
The third solution to go for if you can’t add bookmarks in Safari is to get rid of history on Safari. Erasing History and Website Data will remove your active logins, cache files, site preferences, saved passwords & profile info, and your browsing and downloading history. Don’t worry! It won’t remove your saved bookmarks if there are any. This, in fact, is a kind of a thorough cleaning of Safari, making your browser new again.
- Launch iPad’s Settings tab > Safari on the left-side menu to open Safari Settings
- Right below the Privacy Settings, you’ll see an option “Clear History and Website Data”. Tap on it
- A dialog box will show up asking you to confirm your choice, tap “Clear” on it
Once you clear all the history and website data, you will be able to add bookmarks in Safari as well as retrieve your saved bookmarks.
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