How to Disable Colored Tabs in Safari for iOS 15, iPadOS and Mac

Uzair Ghani
Disable colored tabs in iPhone, iPad, Mac Safari

Don't like how Safari changes color whenever you open up a website? You can change that in iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and Mac. Here's how.

You Can Disable the New Color Tabs Feature in Safari for iPhone, iPad and Mac

With the latest Safari update for Mac, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple introduced a feature called 'Website Tinting.' What it does is, whenever you open a website in Safari, the entire browser will change color according to the website itself. It looks pretty striking and neat at first, but it can become distracting for some people.

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If you want to disable this feature, you can, on iPhone, iPad and Mac. We will first walk you through how you do this on the iPhone, iPad and then on the Mac.

Tutorial - iPhone and iPad

Step 1. Launch the Settings app on iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.

Step 3. Find the Tabs section and disable the Allow Website Tinting toggle switch as shown in the screenshot below:

Tutorial - Mac

Step 1. Launch Safari on your Mac.

Step 2. In the menu bar slick on Safari and then click on Preferences.

Step 3. Click on the Tabs section and disable the Show color in tab bar option as shown in the screenshot below:

That's it. From now on, whenever you visit a website, Safari won't change color at all, just like how we are used to since forever.

Having given the feature a spin for a while now, I'm somewhat on the fence whether I should keep it enabled or not. Sure, it looks nice how the web browser makes the entire webpage feel like an app, but when you are switching between tabs, it somewhat throws you off.

Let us know in the comments section what you think about this update for Safari. Will you keep colored tabs enabled, or are you going to disable it completely?

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