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”



10 responses to “How to hide bookmarks bar in Safari on iPad”

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

    1. Ravi Shankar Avatar
      Ravi Shankar

      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.

    2. Meredith Misakian Avatar
      Meredith Misakian

      I don’t have an Always Show Bookmarks on the Safari

      1. Can you try enabling “Show Favourites Bar” under Safari Settinngs

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

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

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

  5. If you still can’t find it there is a little book in the top left of your iPad… click it and it should make the bookmark go away

  6. Pat Hoshino Avatar
    Pat Hoshino

    Book icon is om very top of page. There is another one under Bookmarks title. I had to call Apple to have this cleared up. It appears this was not clear to other people as well

  7. Kennedy Johnson Avatar
    Kennedy Johnson

    I have tried all of this, yet the bookmark bar has not gone away. I am on IOS. I don’t know what I pressed, but I am wondering if anybody knows what I pressed and if I should press it again to get rid of it.

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