How to hide bookmarks bar in Safari on iPad

Safari browser on iPad, like any other PC or Mac browsers allows users to save webpage URL as bookmark. It also provides a separate Bookmarks Bar for easily accessing these saved URLs.


Screenshot with saved bookmarks


If you are not using the Bookmarks Bar on Safari then you have the option to turn off the display of Bookmarks Bar. This would give more space for the web page browsing and you can still access the saved bookmarks using the Safari browser menu items.

Hide Bookmarks Bar on Safari

Navigate to iPad home screen and tap the settings icon. Then navigate to the General section under Safari settings.


Slide the ON/OFF switch to turn off the “Always Show Bookmarks Bar”


In Category: Apple, iPad, Safari

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  • Joe November 26, 2014, 8:00 am

    I can’t find the “Aways show bookmarks bar” in the settings mode when I press Safari.

  • Ravi Shankar November 26, 2014, 8:23 am

    This option is not available in iOS 8. Instead use the bookmark bar as toggle switch to show or hide bookmarks navigation.

    Hope this helps.

  • Kimberly January 16, 2015, 1:47 am

    I have the same problem. How do I use the bookmark bar as a toggle switch? Still stuck!

  • Gillian Robinson February 15, 2016, 7:21 pm

    How do I get full screen got bookmarks and @ bar can’t get rid of it ?

  • Lesley March 19, 2016, 7:41 pm

    I too can’t find out how to remove the bookmark bar and there isn’t a toggle either! Please help!

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