Recently, Safari has become extremely powerful due to the many updates received in iOS 13 and iPadOS. This justifies a switchover.
But of course, that does not mean that Chrome is a bad browser, far from it. On the iPhone, it's always the best navigation. In addition, you can not ignore its seamless support for cross-platform synchronization for Windows and Android devices as well as macOS.
So today I'm going to show you how to do the opposite: import Safari bookmarks into Chrome. As long as you have a PC or Mac at your fingertips, it's very easy to do. If you have access to both, I recommend using a Mac because it is the most convenient for this task. Let's start.
Import bookmarks with the help of Windows
Safari no longer works on Windows 10 PCs, but iCloud does it. So, with the help of the iCloud application and the iCloud Bookmarks extension, you can easily sync your Safari favorites with Chrome on your PC. You can then sync them with Chrome for iOS using Chrome Sync.
But before you do that, you need to make sure that Safari is set to synchronize with iCloud. The steps below will help you do everything in the right order.
Note: The iCloud Bookmarks extension "synchronizes" your bookmarks. Therefore, the following method also causes your Chrome bookmarks to appear in Safari.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Then tap your profile, tap iCloud, and turn on the switch next to Safari. If it's already on, you should not do anything.
S2nd step: Download and install the iCloud Bookmarks extension for Chrome via the Chrome Web Store.
SStep 3: Download and install iCloud for Windows on your PC. There are two versions: a traditional desktop version and a version of Windows Store. I recommend installing the latter. It is more convenient to install and has a minimum of problems compared to the old one.
SStep 4: Log in to the iCloud app with the help of your Apple ID. It must be the same as the one used on your iPhone or iPad.
SStep 5: Once logged in, click the Options button next to Bookmarks, select Chrome, and then click Apply.
Note: Check the boxes next to iCloud Drive and Photos only if you want to upload your iCloud files and photos to your PC.
SStep 6: Restart your computer. Then go back to Chrome and click on the iCloud Bookmarks extension next to the URL bar. You should see a confirmation that your bookmarks are now synced with iCloud.
This means that your Safari bookmarks stored in iCloud are now downloaded to your PC. You can confirm this by opening the Chrome Favorites Manager.
Open Chrome on your iPhone and iPad, sign in with the same Google Account as your PC (if you have not already done so). Chrome Sync will start and you should see your Safari favorites waiting for you.
You can now decide whether or not to keep the iCloud application on your PC. Using it offers the benefit of continued syncing of bookmarks between Chrome and Safari (via the iCloud Bookmarks extension) on your iPhone or iPad. This should be very useful if you intend to use both browsers regularly.
Import favorites using macOS
On a Mac, you only need to install Chrome, import your bookmarks from Safari (synced from your iOS device via iCloud), and then use Chrome Sync to bring them to Chrome on your iPhone or iPhone. iPad.
But instead of going straight into action, you first need to confirm that Safari syncing with iCloud is active on both your iOS device and your Mac.
Step 1: On your iPhone and iPad, tap your profile in the Settings app, tap iCloud, then make sure the switch next to iCloud is turned on.
S2nd step: On your Mac, open the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click iCloud. Then make sure that the box next to Safari is checked.
SStep 3: Download and install Chrome on your Mac. Then, sign in with the same Google Account that you use under Chrome for iOS.
SStep 4: Open the Chrome menu (click on the three-dot menu in the upper right corner of the screen), then Settings.
SStep 5: In the People section of the Settings panel, click Import Bookmarks and Settings.
Step 6: Select Safari from the drop-down menu, select the check box next to Favorites / Bookmarks, and then click Import.
And that's all. Launch Chrome on your iPhone and iPad, sign in to your Google Account (if it's already done) and your favorites should appear immediately.
Loaded and ready to go
Chrome is probably the best alternative to Safari on iPhone and iPad, and with these workarounds at your fingertips, it's very convenient to use and use Google's flagship browser. I am in a dilemma. Safari has become too good to ignore it completely, as I usually did in recent years. But now, it's a fierce fight between using Safari and Chrome. And it is these workarounds that help me to maintain my mental health.
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