If you’re an avid iPad user, you may have noticed sometimes you can’t add bookmarks in iPad Safari browser. The device may also stop showing any bookmarks, and this can be inconveniencing especially if you use the browser regularly.
While this problem can show up at any time, it usually comes up when you have updated your iPad to the latest iOS version. You can resolve it using a few troubleshooting fixes as detailed below.
What to do when you can’t add bookmarks in iPad Safari browser
Restore the browser
To do this, you need to turn off iCloud and restart your iPad. It won’t clear the data on the Safari browser, so you don’t need to sign in again to sites where your password has been saved.
- Open Settings and tap your name on the left side
- Tap iCloud
- Under Apps Using iCloud, find Safari and tap to turn it off
- Restart the iPad and check if the bookmarks can now save in Safari
- Turn iCloud back on in Settings
Clear Cookies from browser
You can wipe the cookies from Safari browser as these tend to cause issues with the browser by leasing information too long, which can become corrupted. Delete them to remove bad files. To do this:
- Open Settings>tap Safari on the left
- Tap Advanced and select Website Data. Here, all data Safari browser saved from websites you’ve visited are listed. You can delete info for each website, but you can also clear at once by tapping Remove all website data
- Tap remove to confirm
- Restart the iPad and see if you can add bookmarks
Remove history and data from browser
If deleting cookies didn’t work, you can try to wipe all the history and data from the browser. This will clear all cookies and other data that websites stored on your iPad, include information such as web history and more.
To do this:
- Open Settings
- Go to Safari menu
- Tap Clear History and Website Data
- Now tap Clear
- Check the Safari browser and see if you can add bookmarks again
If all else fails, try to reset the iPad to factory default settings, but back up the device so you don’t lose any data. You can also download a new browser to your iPad.
Did any of these solutions work for you? Let us know by leaving a comment in the section below.
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