How to enable Safari website icons in iOS 12

iOS 12 finally introduces website icons, also known as favicons, for Safari. Here’s how you can enable this feature on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

What are favicons?

A “Favicon” also called a website icon or tab icons is an image file associated with a website. It is generally used for branding purposes and allows the user to easily identify a website just by glancing at its favicon.

We, at, use the iconic Cydia icon as our favicon. It will appear in your Safari tabs once you turn on the following option.

Surprinsgly, iOS 12 is the very first firmware version that brings favicon support to Apple devices. Earlier, users had to rely on third-party jailbreak tweaks to get this functionality.

Enabling icons in tabs in Safari web browser

Step 1 Open the stock Settings app from the home screen.

Step 2 Go to Safari.

Step 3 Toggle on the “Show Icons in Tabs” option to enable favicons. 

That’s all there’s to it! Whenever a browse a website from now on, favicons or website icons will appear in Safari tabs.

If you want to go back to the older favicon-less look, open Settings and disable “Show Icons in Tabs”.

Here are a few more tutorials that are worth checking out if you are already using iOS 12.

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