iCloud will sync all the bookmarks you create in Safari on your Mac to your iPad or iPhone, and vice-versa. But bookmarks aren’t quite as simple and obvious on the iPhone as they are on the Mac. Here’s how to create and manage them on iOS.

Adding bookmarks on your iPhone is easy, but it’s not immediately obvious. The first thing you’re likely to do is fumble around in your existing bookmarks before you realize that isn’t working. What you have to do if you want to add a bookmark is to tap the Share icon as shown below in red.

Once the Share menu opens, you’ll be able to then add the current website to your bookmarks or Favorites. You also have the option to add a site to your reading list, in case you want to read it later, offline, or you can pin it to your Home Screen.

Once you know how to add bookmarks, you can rename them, add them to folders, or delete them.

To manage your Safari bookmarks on your iPhone or iPad, first tap the Bookmarks icon along the bottom row.

Now, in the bookmarks screen, tap the “Edit” button in the bottom-right corner.

Now the edit mode will appear. Next to each bookmark or folder there is a “-” symbol, which means you can tap it and delete stuff.

Be careful when you delete stuff. If you delete a folder, everything contained within it will be lost.

Tap the “New Folder” link, and you can create a new folder to stash new or current bookmarks. Give your new folder a catchy title and indicate where you want it to reside under the “Location” option.

When you tap “Location”, your bookmarks structure will expand and you can tap where you want the new folder to go.

To edit any bookmark, you simply need to tap on one while in edit mode. The “Edit Bookmark” screen will open where you can then give any bookmark a new name, fix URL issues, and like new folders, place it in an appropriate location.

Finally, you may have noticed that while in edit mode, there are three gray bars that appear along the right edge of each bookmark or bookmark folder. These allow you to move stuff around, so if you want to reorder everything, just place your finger on these bars and drag it into the location you choose.

Press and hold the three lines to move bookmarks and folders so they’re organized as you like.

As you can see, adding, deleting, and editing bookmarks and bookmarks folders on Safari for iOS is pretty easy and once you know how to do it, we’re sure you’ll have your bookmarks named and arranged in exactly the order you see fit.

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