How to Install and Use Safari Extensions on iPhone in iOS 15. for sure

If you’d like to try third-party Safari extensions on iPhone and iPad, we’re going to show you the right steps to do so. You will also learn how to temporarily disable or completely uninstall a Safari extension. And finally, we’ll cover three useful Safari extensions that you’ll love to use on your iPhone, too.

How to download, install, and use Safari extensions on iPhone

Before you begin, make sure you are running iOS 15 or higher. After that, follow these steps to get and use Safari extensions on iPhone.

  1. Open that settings App and tap safari .
  2. Tap Extensions > Further extensions . This will open the Safari Extensions page in the iPhone App Store.
  3. Tap WILL to download a Safari extension.
  4. Once the extension is downloaded, go to settings > safari > Extensions and activate it from here.
  5. Optional: Open the extension from the iPhone home screen. It looks like a normal app. Configure its settings if necessary.
  6. Open Safari and you should see one Expansion symbol in the address bar. Tap on it to use the extension.
  7. Note that the extension icon may not appear if you have a content blocker extension installed. To use content blockers, tap AA and choose Enable content blocker or Disable content blocker .

How to change the Safari extension permission on iPhone

The first time you use a Safari extension you may see a popup asking for permission to work on that particular webpage. You can allow a day, always allow or not allow. You can manage this later by following these steps.

  1. Open minded settings and tap safari .
  2. Tap Extensions .
  3. Tap the Extension name .
  4. Under Permissions for “extension name”, Tap an option to change it.

Steps to change permission on the Safari extension on iPhone

How to disable a Safari extension on iPhone

Do you want to stop using an extension (but do not want to delete it)? Here’s how to do it.

  1. Open minded settings and tap safari .
  2. Tap Extensions .
  3. Turn off the switch for the desired extension or content blocker.
  4. If you change your mind, follow the same steps to turn it back on.

Here's how to disable a Safari extension on iPhone using the Settings app

You can also do this in the Safari app by following these steps.

  1. Open Safari and tap the Expansion symbol or AA from the address bar.
  2. Tap Manage extensions .
  3. Disable (or enable) the extensions here.
  4. When you’re done, tap complete .

How to manage Safari extensions in the browser

How to uninstall and remove Safari extensions on iPhone

Removing a Safari extension is the same as deleting a normal iOS app. Here is how.

  1. Long press the Safari extension icon on the home screen or the app library.
  2. Tap Remove app > Delete the app > Extinguish .
  3. Restart your iPhone.

How to Delete Safari Extensions on iPhone

You can also remove the Safari extension by going to. walk settings > Generally > iPhone storage > tap on Extension name > Delete the app .

3 Safari extensions that I love to use on my iPhone

Currently, the Safari Extensions section on the App Store is full of ad blockers, content blockers, adult website blockers, and the like. There aren’t many useful extensions. But here are three that I have installed and use frequently.

1. PiPify

I enjoy listening to long debates and podcasts such as videos and documentaries about YouTube in Safari mode. Annoying, YouTube does not support picture-in-picture. (I mean, it does, then it stops, then it does. At the time of writing, it doesn’t support PiP in Safari on an iPhone with iOS 15.0.2.)

This is where a tiny 1MB extension called the PiPifier comes in. It allows you to enjoy videos in picture-in-picture mode, even on websites that don’t support it, such as YouTube. Overall, this is my favorite Safari extension for iOS 15. Super convenient!

PiPifier Safari extension on the iPhone in iOS 15

note : YouTube tests PiP in its iOS app for premium subscribers.

2. Turn off the lights

Not all websites have the switch to enable dark mode or support the system’s dark mode. On these websites, activating this extension during the night can be convenient.

Besides, when you’re looking at something YouTube In Safari, turning off the light will keep the light in focus and dim everything else. It looks pretty good.

Disable the Lights Safari Extension on iPhone in iOS 15

3. AdGuard

If I don’t pay a website to consume its content, I’m not blocking ads on them. However, some websites take ads to such an annoying level that an informed user is forced to block them, otherwise viewing content becomes a pain. If I’m ever on a website like this, I’ll tap AA > Enable content blocker to eliminate all ads.

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Here’s how to download, install, enable, use, disable, and delete the Safari extension on iPhone in iOS 15. The steps for the iPad are similar.

As I said, this is just the beginning. Give it a few months and we may see several Safari extensions of all kinds adding more functionality.

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