How to Sync Safari Between Mac and iPad

If you have a favorite set of websites that you have assigned on your Safari browser, you can sync them to iCloud. Once that is done, on your iPad, you can open Safari and see the same tabs and shortcuts.

If you have to suddenly rush away from the browser open on your computer, you can continue your work with the same open tabs and window on your iPad via iCloud.

Here’s how…First, you have to make sure iCloud is set up to sync the Safari settings.

To set up your Mac, follow these instructions:

1. Install OS 10.7.4 or later, including 10.8.x.

2. Turn on iCloud in System Preferences.

3. Check Safari to enable the iCloud syncing of your Safari information.


4.  Your bookmarked Safari folders and sites will be synced to iCloud.

To set up your iPad or iPhone, follow these instructions:

1. Install the latest iOS.

2. Tap Settings > iCloud.

3. Turn on Safari.


Now, on you computer, you can surf the web and open up various tabs for different sites. Your favorites and current tabs will be available and show up on your iPad via iCloud. (of course, both will need an internet connection).

On your iPad, open Safari. Tap in the browser where you would enter the web site and the various tabs will drop down and appear.

If you tap on the iCloud icon, you will be presented with a list of the open tabs you had on your Safari browser.

You can read more about how to set up iCloud and tab syncing here.


3 thoughts on “How to Sync Safari Between Mac and iPad

  1. I have 10.7.5 and when I open iCloud there is no Safari in the list.????????? Thank you for all the great tips.

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