Looking to learn how to add or remove Safari web extensions on iPhone or iPad? then this article is for you.
With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Apple has finally brought Safari web extensions to iPhone and iPad. Now users can use web extensions on iOS Safari to add new functionality and features to the web browser and enhance their browsing experience.
Adding or removing Safari extensions on iPhone or iPad is very simple. Web extensions can be added from the App Store and managed through Safari preferences found under the Settings app.
Safari web extensions are developed by third-party developers. Currently majority of extensions that are available for iOS involve ad-blockers, popup blockers and VPNs. However we expect more iOS web extensions to make their way into the App Store in coming months.
How to add Safari web extension on iPhone or iPad
You can add Safari extension on iPhone or iPad by following the steps below.
Step 1. Open Settings and go to Safari.
Step 2. Now tap on Extensions option found under the General heading.
Step 3. Tap on More Extensions button, after which you will be redirected to the App Store.
Step 4. On the App Store look for the extension you want to install and tap on ‘Get‘ button next to it. Both paid and free extensions are available on the store.
Step 5. Next you need to enable the extension. Go back to Extensions page as shown in step 2.
Step 6. Now turn on the toggle located next to the extension you have just downloaded.
This is how you can add new extensions to Safari on iPhone and iPad.
How to remove Safari web extension on iPhone or iPad
You can disable an iOS Safari web extension by going to Settings -> Safari -> Extension and turning off the toggle next to it.
However if you want to completely remove Safari web extension on iPhone or iPad, then you can follow these steps.
Step 1. Check which Safari web extensions are installed on your device by going to Settings -> Safari -> Extensions.
Step 2. Return to the home screen and look for the app icon for the extension you want to delete.
Step 3. Long press on it and tap on the Remove App button from the menu. After confirming the deletion also tap Yes for deleting app’s data.
This should remove the Safari web extension from your iOS device and remove it from Safari’s extensions list.
There you go folks, this is how you can easily add or remove Safari extensions on iPhone and iPad running iOS 15 or later.