How to Change Individual Website Settings in Safari

Every website is different, and chances are, the way you want to use websites differs from site to site as well. There may be some websites that you want to view in Reader mode, and some others that you would rather see in Desktop mode instead. Maybe you’d like to adjust the font-size on a webpage if it’s too big or too small for your liking. If any of these made you nod your head, you should adjust website settings in your browser. If you’re a Safari user, here’s how you can change individual website settings in Safari.

Change Individual Website Settings in Safari on iPhone or iPad

If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, I won’t blame you if you haven’t been able to find the options for adjusting website settings in Safari. It’s very weirdly placed for some reason. Here’s how you can do it though:

  • In Safari, open the website you want to adjust the settings for. For this example, I’ll open 8BitToast. Now, tap on the icon highlighted in the screenshot below to see various settings you can change.

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  • Here, you can adjust the font size of the website, hide the toolbar if you wanna go full-screen, and even request a desktop website if that’s what you’re looking for. Tap on Website Settings. You’ll now see some options pertaining to the website you’re on. Enabling these options will tell Safari that everytime you open this website, it should follow these rules.

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So, if you turn on ‘Request Desktop Website’, Safari will automatically load the desktop version of the website every time you visit 8BitToast on your iPhone or iPad.

Change Individual Website Settings in Safari on Mac

If you’re using Safari on your Mac laptop or computer, the method to change website settings is slightly different. Here’s how you can go about it.

  • In Safari, open the website you want to adjust the settings for. From the menu bar, click on ‘Safari -> Settings for this Website’.

website settings in safari on macOS

  • You’ll now see a menu with various options that you can adjust for the website.

Similar to the options available in Safari on iOS, here too, you can adjust the font size, enable reader mode, etc. However, there are some additional options too. You can enable content blockers, change the settings for media auto-play on the website, and even control how pop-ups are handled.

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It’s fairly feature rich and you should definitely check it out if you’re wondering how to use Safari as your default browser on Mac more effectively.

SEE ALSO: How to Delete Frequently Visited Sites from Safari in iOS 13

Adjust Website Settings in Safari and Browse Like a Pro

Now that you know how you can adjust individual website settings in Safari on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, go ahead and change the settings for websites that you use often. If there’s a blog you read quite often, maybe try enabling Reader Mode to get rid of ads and view content in a better, more readable format. If a website has a lot of auto-playing videos, try using the option to stop media autoplay with sound in Safari on Mac. There are a lot of options, so play around with them and figure out what works best for you. As always, if you have any doubts, or if you need help with anything else, let me know in the comments down below and I’ll definitely try to help you out.

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