How to Export Safari Bookmarks in iPhone/iPad without Mac

Export Safari Bookmarks iPhone without Mac

In this guide, we will show you the steps to export the Safari bookmarks on your iPhone/iPad without using a Mac. All the devices in the Apple ecosystem is closely knit together, thereby giving you a streamlined usage experience. Whether it’s your iPhone, Mac, or iPad, you just need to sign in via the same Apple ID across all your devices to get an interconnected usage experience.

As far as the browser is concerned, Safari is the default one across all the devices and for many, it manages to checkmark all their prerequisites with ease. However, there’s just one issue with it, and it’s a major one- the inability to export Safari bookmarks on your iPad. While Safari has been the de-facto app for many, there is still a major chunk of the user base that uses one of the Chromium-based browsers or is planning to make a switch to it.

And to carry out that task, one of the most important prerequisites is to transfer all your bookmarks from Safari over to that new browser. In this regard, the browser on your Mac does support the ability to create a backup of the bookmark file in the HTML format which you could then import into the desired browser, however, the same is not the case with iPhones and iPads.

Both these devices take a slightly different approach to getting the job done, which is unfortunately quite a lengthy approach. So let’s first make you aware of this tedious method [which is also the most popular one] and after that, we will show you a shorter and easier method to export the Safari bookmarks on your iPhone/iPad without using a Mac. So without further ado, let’s get started.

How to Export Safari Bookmarks on iPhone/iPad

Export Safari Bookmarks iPhone without Mac

Using Mac

The common and popular of the two methods, in this process, you’ll have to first sync all your bookmarks to Safari from your iPhone/iPad. After that, log in via that same Apple ID onto your Mac, and then you may easily export the bookmark in the HTML format.

While it will get the job done and is also the safer of the two approaches, however, this method will not work for users who don’t have a Mac. So if they are planning to make a switch from Safari to let’s say Chrome on their iPhone, they might not be able to export bookmarks from the former over to the latter. In such cases, our next method should come in handy.

Without Mac

If you own an iPhone/iPad but not a Mac and want to export bookmarks from one browser to another directly on your device, then you may use this third-party shortcut to get the job done. The code in that shortcut includes:

<!DOCTYPE NETSCAPE-Bookmark-file-1>
<!-- This is an automatically generated file.
It will be read and overwritten.
DO NOT EDIT! -->
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<TITLE>Bookmarks</TITLE>
<H1>Bookmarks</H1>
<DL><p>
[Combined Text]
</DL><p>

That’s it. These were the two different methods through which you can export the Safari bookmarks on your iPhone and iPad without using a Mac. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution as soon as possible.

How to Import Bookmarks

Importing bookmarks varies depending on the browser that you are using, however, for the sake of reference, let’s take the help of Chrome. Follow along.

  1. First off, launch Chrome and click the overflow icon at the top right.
  2. Then select Bookmarks and Lists > Import Bookmarks and Settings.Export Safari Bookmarks iPhone without Mac
  3. Now click on the dropdown menu and select Bookmarks HTML File.
  4. Finally, click Choose File, and select the Safari Bookmarks HTML file.Export Safari Bookmarks iPhone without Mac
  5. Hit Open and the bookmarks will now be loaded to the Chrome browser.

Concluding Remarks

Do note that each of these methods has its fair share of risks and drawbacks. If we talk about the Mac method, then it’s the safer of the two as there is no third-party involvement. On the flip side though, the requirement of a Mac might repel some users from trying out this tweak.

If we talk about the “Without Mac” method, then it allows you to directly export bookmarks on your iPhone and iPad without involving a Mac, however, the involvement of a third-party shortcut will always raise a doubt or two. So the choice is all yours, decide accordingly.


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