iPhone 13 has many different ways to customize your device.

Some of these options are quite unusual and may involve parts of the iPhone that you might not consider customizable.

One such place is the start page you see in Safari when you create a new tab.

The iPhone allows you to choose a custom background for the site, and you can choose from default background options or use a photo from your camera roll.

You can change the Safari wallpaper on your iPhone by opening Safari, clicking the Tabs button, creating a new tab, choosing the Edit option, turning on Background Image, and choosing a background.

How to use a different wallpaper in the Safari app for iPhone

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the tabs icon.
  3. Click the + button.
  4. Select Edit.
  5. Turn on the background image.
  6. Choose a wallpaper.

Our guide continues below with more information on how to change the Safari wallpaper on iPhone 13, including images of these steps.

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As ownership of your iPhone increases, you will inevitably make some changes to how the device works, as well as how it looks.

These changes could be in things like your ringtone or lock screen wallpaper, but they could also be in some other areas that change less frequently.

One such place is the Safari start page.

This is the screen you see when you open your browser’s tabs list and then click the plus sign to create a new tab.

Not only can you toggle the various sections on this menu on and off, but you can also choose a background to replace the default solid color.

The tutorial below will show you how to change the Safari background on iPhone 13 so you can add some color to Safari’s new tab page.

How to change the background of the Safari start page

The steps in this section were done on an iPhone 13 running iOS 16. These steps will work for other iPhone models such as:

  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

Like most other iPhone models using iOS 16.

Step 1: Find the Safari icon and tap on it to open the browser.

Open Safari

Step 2: Click on the Tabs button in the lower right corner of the screen.

Select the tabs button

Step 3: Click the + button in the lower left corner of the screen.

Create a new tab

Step 4: Scroll down the page and select the Edit option.

Click Edit

Step 5: Click the button to the right of the background image to enable it.

Once it is enabled, you will see a set of photo icons under it.

Enable background image

Step 6: Tap on the wallpaper that you want to use as your Safari background.

You can also click the + button if you want to select an image from the Camera Roll to use as the Safari background image.

How to change the Safari wallpaper on iPhone 13

Now that you know how to change the Safari wallpaper on iPhone 13, you can make this adjustment whenever you want to see something new on your screen when you create a new tab in the Safari web browser.