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How to Show and Hide Website Favicons in Safari's Favorites Bar
In Safari 17 and macOS Sonoma , Apple has introduced support for displaying favicons in the Favorites bar. Keep reading to learn why favicons can be useful, and how you can disable them if they aren't for you.
Favicons can usually be found next to anything in a browser's interface that identifies a website. This can include bookmarks, tabs, history results, and search bars.
In Safari 17, if you have the Favorites Bar enabled ( View -> Show Favorites Bar in Safari's menu bar) the favicon for each site will appear beside its title, allowing you to more easily spot it in the bar.
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Safari favorites icons, or favicons, are a celebrated convenience that allows you to quickly see the website you want in history, bookmarks, or tabs. Unfortunately, these favicons tend to appear incorrectly or go missing. This article shows you how to get back missing favorite icons on your Mac.
If you notice that your Safari favorites icons are missing , clearing your cache and restarting Safari is the fastest way to get them back . There is another alternative way of opening the affected website in a private Safari window; I will look at it in detail later in the article.
How to Find Safari Favorites Icons Missing?
- Method 1: Clear Safari favorites icons cache
Method 2: Use Safari Private Window
Method 3: create new user, method 4: verify your preferences, method 5: restore items from time machine, method 6: download updates.
- Method 7: Use the safe mode
If the favorites icons are missing in Safari on your Mac, try going to “Safari” > “Preferences” > “Tabs” and check the box next to “Show website icons in tabs.” If this doesn’t solve the issue, try resetting the Safari browser by going to “Safari” > “Reset Safari” and selecting the appropriate options. If the issue persists, try restarting your Mac or updating the operating system.
How to bring back Safari Favorites Icons
When Apple first introduced the favicon feature on Safari, most people unsurprisingly jumped on it enthusiastically. The convenience of quickly locating your favorite website on a tab or bookmark list was too good to pass up. Precious seconds are saved by that little image appearing in the history list of the Safari browser, while not seeing it can put some people off whatever they are doing on the internet. Even though the Safari favorites icon appears distorted or missing, we’re here to tell you that you can quickly recover the icon by following a few simple steps on your MacBook.
Method 1: Clear Safari favorites icons cache
Clearing the Safari favorites icons cache and starting over is the universal way of solving the problem of incorrect and missing favicons on your computer. Follow the steps below to get your favorite icons back.
- Shut or quit Safari.
- Go to Finder on your Mac.
- Next, click on Go, then select Go To Folder on the visible menu.
- A pop-up menu will appear, and you will need to type in/Library/Safari/Favicon Cache/
- Once you’ve typed that in, you need to click on Go.
- You must send all the items in the folder on your screen to Trash. Pressing the Command and the A key simultaneously selects all the files in the folder, then you can drag them to the trash. You can also right-click the files and select Move To Trash on the menu that appears on the screen.
- Empty the entire trash or delete the items from the favicon cache folder only. The simplest way to empty your trash is by right-clicking the trash icon on your dock and selecting Empty Trash.
- Open your Safari browser again and visit your saved sites.
The incorrect or distorted images should appear correctly. The favicon cache rebuilds itself as you visit your saved sites. However, in rare cases, some alternatives might help. I’ll now look at some of the methods that you can use. Feel free to try them all, as none take a long time to complete.
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There is no guarantee that this alternative method will work, but it is worth a try if clearing the favicon cache is not working or if you prefer not to use it. Safari has a private window that does not store browsing history, and you can use this feature to try and refresh your favicons.
- Right-click on Safari in the Dock
- Select New Private Window
- Visit the site with the incorrect or missing favicons
- Close Private Window
The favicons should return to normal working conditions after this. You can try these further steps in the Private Window.
- Select Preferences and click on Privacy on the Safari menu
- Click on Manage Website Data, and a list of sites will appear
- Choose the site that is causing issues and click on Remove
- Click on Done to finish the process
- Go back to the non-private window and open the website again.
Your Mac should be able to rebuild the favicon cache on its own. If you know your way around the device, you can manually make another favicon cache folder, but this is not a recommended route. It is better to contact the Apple Support center.
If you continue having issues with favicons, create a new user on your Mac. This method has worked for others on the Apple Community Forum , where users try to help each other solve various challenges with Mac. One user managed to retrieve all the missing favicons using this method.
- Select System Preferences (System Settings on macOS Ventura and above) on your menu and click Users & Groups
- Click on Add at the bottom of the dialogue box.
- Choose the type of user, preferably the Administrator.
- Enter the name of the new user and a password.
- Click on Add User.
The first time you open Safari under the new user profile, favicons should all work perfectly. \
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The Mac has a preference setting that allows tabs to display icons when you’re on Safari. Check that your preferences are set correctly by following these simple steps.
- Open Safari
- Click on Safari in the menu bar
- Select Preferences
- Click on Tabs, and a list of preferences will show up
- Tick the box allowing website icons to be shown.
The image below shows the box that you should tick. You can try doing this a couple of times while restarting your device. Try this method several times, restarting your device each time.
If you use Time Machine to backup files, then you can use it to retrieve files and items. The good thing about Time Machine is that it works with almost all Mac apps. Here is a reminder of how to open Time Machine and retrieve files and items.
- Click on the Time Machine icon. If the icon is not there, go to System Preferences (System Settings on macOS Ventura and above) and click Time Machine on the Apple menu.
- Click on Show Time Machine in the menu bar to browse backups and local snapshots.
- Use the arrows to look through your missing files and items. When you see the files you need, click Restore.
You can restore all the files at once or one by one. When restored, the files return to the original folder. Remember, you need to have already set your device to back up to the Time Machine for this method to work perfectly.
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Your Safari favorites icons missing challenge can also be solved by updating your device. The macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Combo update fixes issues that prevent files from syncing with iCloud and resolves graphics. You can download this update and see if the problem is solved.
Follow these steps to download software updates on your Mac.
- Open the Apple menu and choose System Preferences (System Settings on macOS Ventura and above).
- Click on Software Update.
- Open the Software Update preferences for the Safari folder.
You can also find a list of available updates in the Apple Store or set your device to check for software updates in the System Preferences (System Settings on macOS Ventura and above) automatically. However, for this particular issue of missing favicons, the Catalina 10.15.7 Combo update should be able to help.
Method 7: Use the safe mode
One way of solving issues on your Mac is to restart it in safe mode. The safe mode allows your device to start and run with limited functionality as you try and solve specific issues. You must determine if your device uses Apple silicon, then follow these steps.
- Shut down your Mac device.
- Turn on your Mac and hold the power tab until the startup options window appears.
- Choose the startup disk.
- Click the Continue in Safe Mode tab while holding down the shift key.
- Log in, and if asked to, do it again.
If your device uses the Intel processor, follow the instructions below.
- Turn on the Mac
- Press and hold the shift key immediately
- Release the shift key when the login window appears
- Login as per instruction
All the methods mentioned here should help retrieve missing or distorted favicons. If you continue having issues after everything I have touched on here, you may need to reinstall your macOS to ensure that all the third-party apps are up to date.
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Always keep your Mac device updated, as this helps solve issues before they arise. Clearing your favicon cache is the simplest and fastest way of retrieving your missing favicon. If it does not work, you should get joy from the other methods mentioned above. As a last resort, reinstall the operating system. None of your data is removed by reinstalling macOS. Click on the Reinstall macOS tab in the Utilities window and follow the instructions to complete the process.
Do not close the lid on your Mac until the reinstallation process is finished. Your device will load all the latest software updates and be as good as new. Besides everything I have covered here, you can also contact Apple support and get help.
Favicons provide a convenient way of quickly identifying websites on tabs, bookmark lists, and browser history. For those using the internet for work, favicons save valuable time and energy since you do not have to type the first few letters of sites to get where you want to be.
Ujjwal is a tech enthusiast with a special interest in everything Apple! He manages and writes on MacMyths.com where sharing anything and everything related to Apple devices and services is his daily thing to do.
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Any way to show favicons in favorites bar
I've already submitted this as a feature request multiple times over the past years.
Oddly this is the only reason I have not moved to Safari.
I use Google Chrome where all of my favourites in the bookmark bar are just icons and not text. This is to save space, smoother and faster to find what I want.
Safari being text only blends it all into one line and it's not fast to find the bookmark I want. For this I have continued to use Chrome through I'd love to use Safari.
Posted on Sep 28, 2020 5:26 AM
Nov 20, 2020 7:12 AM in response to carter.x
I have just submitted a feature request on https://www.apple.com/feedback/safari.html
Subject: Favicon / Icons in Favorites Bar in Safari
I would appreciate if the Favorites Bar in Safari would show the Favicon of the website. There are two advantages:
1. It would make it easier to navigate to because it's not only text.
2. If it's possible to delete the text and show the icon only, if would leave more space for more favorites.
This is the main reason, why I am still using Google Chrome most of the time.
It would be great if you could consider this feature in an upcoming version of Safari. I'm sure it would enhance the use of Safari even further and I'm confident, that other users would also see the benefit.
This is how it looks in Google Chrome and how it could be implemented in Safari as well:
Nov 14, 2020 10:10 AM in response to barberlives123
The description above (pinning a website) is not exactly what Carter.x (and I) are looking for. It would be great if the website favicon could be used in the favorites/bookmarks bar, without any text. Favicons are much more helpful as they are easily recognizable and take up much less space than text,. Favicon usage would allow 2-3x the # of websites to be instantly seen/accessible when using safari. I, too, always used this in Firefox and just keep waiting, hoping Apple will eventually add it. Would love to see it someday soon.
Feb 8, 2021 10:56 AM in response to carter.x
I agree. Every few months I try to move over to Safari, and then I get so frustrated with the text-based favorites bar that I move back to Chrome again because the icons are so much easier to use.
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Oct 4, 2020 3:42 PM in response to carter.x
Hi there carter.x,
We understand you have a question about saving favorites as icons in Safari, and we'd like to share a resource that may help.
Check it out here: Pin frequently visited websites in Safari on Mac
Specifically, take a look at these steps:
"Pin a website
- In the Safari app on your Mac, drag the tab with the website you want to pin to the left side of the tab bar.
- When the tab shrinks and displays the website’s icon or initial, drop it in place.
You can also choose Window > Pin Tab, or Control-click a tab, then choose Pin Tab."
Dec 1, 2020 4:14 AM in response to Patrik1995
100% wish Apple would fix this....seems so simple.
Dec 2, 2020 1:15 PM in response to Delgotz
This is my #1 disappointment with Safari. Unfortunately other browsers have additional drawbacks on the M1 chip. But this one is big enough that I'm considering moving back to another browser.
This AND that you can't right click from a link within a bookmark folder to open in another tab. Basic feature that's decades old on other browsers.
Please fix, Apple.
(Superuser that recently moved from PC to Mac)
Dec 23, 2020 1:49 PM in response to carter.x
Been getting fed up with Chrome and decided to switch to Safari. This feature is a dealbreaker. Favicon-only bookmark/favorites bar is a feature I use literally dozens of times a day.
Jan 3, 2021 3:10 AM in response to carter.x
Since years Apple is neglecting this request. Any patent reasons?
Jan 3, 2021 6:36 AM in response to carter.x
please look at barberlives123's post. all you need to do is wait until the site's favicon appears before dropping it.
Jan 15, 2021 11:11 AM in response to jeffreythefrog
I was about to delete Safari until I saw this post! While it's not perfect it solves the problem and it's super easy. Thank you for posting and making me go back to barberlives123's post on how to pin a website.
Jan 15, 2021 3:50 PM in response to Mikep1113
Any chance someone can please post a link to barberlives123's post?
Jan 16, 2021 9:10 PM in response to jeffreythefrog
Those are just open tabs, the point is when it's saved as a bookmark, only the text appears in the favorites bar. Still waiting for a solution.
Mar 16, 2021 7:29 AM in response to carter.x
I agree 100% and hope they implement this in the near future. It can be a toggled preference if needed (or auto if nothing is used, so you have the best of both, text if you want it w.o the more space of favicon or no text and just favicon). And/or toggle.
One workaround that isn't terrible that I've started to use is emojis.
One of the biggest factors is how much easier it is to quickly find an icon than sift to find letters/words.
So I'll put 🔥 for Firebase or 📫 for email etc.
Mar 16, 2021 8:26 AM in response to wavo89
That's a pretty good way to get icons in the bar (not perfect, but good enough).
Mar 16, 2021 8:34 AM in response to Gerald Fogarty
Exact same. An IT pro by training, I've actually attempted to move into the Apple ecosystem (got me on a Mac - and probably iPhone after I'm ready to leave my brand new Pixel 5), but these little things keep having me return to Chrome. I wish they'd pay more attention to the UX details. Visual cues dramatically improve UX over text in many cases (particularly for at a glance info), and Apple needs to get it right in their browser. Before long, that'll be the only software that really matters.
How to turn on and edit the Favorites bar in Safari
A few weeks ago, I received a panicked call from my sister. "My Favorites are gone! I don't know where they went and I don't know how to get them back." The favorites in question weren't Instagram likes or Twitter stars — no, her new work Mac had come with its Bookmarks favorites bar disabled.
It's not uncommon to see this in new OS X Yosemite Macs; Safari's default view sports as few buttons and switches as possible, so as to immerse yourself in the Web browsing experience. But it's an easy fix to reenable the Favorites bar and even edit it.
How to turn on and edit the Bookmarks bar in Safari
Turning the Bookmarks or Favorites bar on is a relatively simple process.
- Open Safari .
- Select the View menu
- Find Show Favorites Bar
(If you like keyboard shortcuts, you can also use Command-Shift-B to show or hide the bar.)
How to add new sites to your Favorites bar in Safari
Once your Favorites bar is visible, there several ways to add new sites and folders to it.
The easiest way to add a website is to drag its icon from the status bar to the Favorites bar; you'll see a green plus button to let you know it's safe to drop it onto the bar.
You can also add or edit favorites by doing the following:
- Click on the Sidebar icon in the upper left corner of Safari.
- Select the bookmarks icon .
- Open the Favorites section by clicking on the arrow.
- Click Edit .
Inside the Bookmarks editing screen, you can add folders to group bookmarks together, or simply drag bookmarks from their current location into the Favorites toolbar.
How to quickly edit your Favorites bar in Safari
If you'd prefer not to launch the full Favorites editor, you can tweak your favorites in a few different ways.
Rename them or their website: Want a different name for your new bookmark or need to update the address? Control-click (or right click) on a bookmark in the Favorites bar and select Rename Bookmark or Edit Address .
Delete: Don't want a bookmark on your Favorites bar anymore? Just drag it off the toolbar and it'll disappear in a cloud of pixel smoke.
Copy for later: Need to share an address with someone? Control-click on a bookmark and select Copy to save it to your clipboard.
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How to hide or show website icons in Safari Favorites Bar
Learn how to remove or display the website icons of your favorite bookmarks in Safari’s top Favorites Bar on your iPad and Mac running iPadOS 17 and macOS Sonoma.
Show top Favorites Bar in Safari
Safari on Mac and iPad (not iPhone because of the smaller screen area) lets you show a thin strip of your favorite bookmarks at the top of the browser, just below the URL address bar.
This row of favorite websites is visible at all times, whether you’re on the Safari Start Page or a web page. Plus, it appears in both the Separate and Compact tabs settings.
The Favorites Bar takes a little extra screen area but makes it easy to access your favorite bookmarks without the need to go to the Start Page or open the bookmarks section.
If you have not already enabled this, you can do it by following these steps.
- Open Safari .
- From the top menu bar, click View and choose Show Favorites Bar .
- Alternatively, you can press Shift + Command + B keys together to show (or hide) the Favorites Bar.
- Open the Settings app .
- Scroll down and tap Safari .
- Turn on Show Favorites Bar .
Hide or show website icons in Safari Favorites Bar
Starting with macOS Sonoma and iPadOS 17, the Favorites Bar displays the website icon (also called favicon). This makes it similar to other browsers like Google Chrome that show the favicons in their top bookmarks bar.
For many people, the tiny site icons are not only aesthetically pleasing but can also help identify a bookmark faster.
However, if you feel differently and prefer the old look with only the site name, here’s how to hide those icons from the Favorites Bar.
- Place the mouse or trackpad cursor on the Favorites Bar.
- Right-click or Control-click and uncheck (or check) Show Icons .
- Go to the Settings app and tap Safari .
- Turn off (or on) the switch for Show Icons in Favorites Bar .
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How to Add, View, and Manage Favorites in Safari on a Mac
If you visit the same sites all the time, follow these tips to set up Favorites in Safari on your Mac.
While most of us know how to add websites to the Bookmarks folder in Safari, it's pretty easy to add too many, forcing you to scan through the list before you find the site you want to visit. Adding a few sites to Safari's Favorites list allows for faster access. Here's everything you need to know about how to use Favorites in Safari.
How to Add a Favorite in Safari
If visiting certain sites has become part of your regular browsing routine, you should consider adding them to your Favorites in Safari. Doing so lets you access the site with just a click. Here's how to favorite a website on your Mac's Safari browser:
Click the Add (+) Button
Say you're wondering how to add Google to Favorites in Safari. All you need to do is launch Safari, type google.com into the address bar, and once the page loads up, hover your cursor over the address bar until the Add (+) button appears. Then, long-click on it and choose Favorites from the dropdown.
Click the Share Button
You can also simply click the Share button at the top-right corner and choose Add Bookmark from the dropdown. Then, when you get a pop-up make sure Favorites is selected as the bookmarks folder. You can also rename the website and add a description.
Drag and Drop to the Favorites Bar
Let's say again that you want to make Google a favorite on Mac. Another easy way to do so is by directly dragging it to your Favorites Bar. To do this, be sure that the Favorites Bar appears in Safari by clicking View > Show Favorites Bar from the macOS menu bar .
Now, drag the URL from the address bar and drop it into the Favorites Bar right below. You'll see a green Add (+) button when you do this.
Drag and Drop to Safari's Start Page
Visit the desired website in Safari and open Safari's customizable Start Page by opening a new tab. Now, drag the website URL you want to favorite and hover it over the Start Page tab until it opens. Then, drop it under the Favorites section of the Start Page.
How to Favorite Several Tabs at Once
You can also bookmark several Safari tabs at once . If all your favorite sites are opened in Safari, go to the menu bar, click Bookmarks > Add Bookmarks for [X] Open Tabs (X indicates the number of open tabs).
Type in a name for the group and select Favorites. This saves the tab as a Favorites folder. Click it to open the tabs simultaneously.
Where to Find Your Safari Favorites on a Mac
There are many places within Safari where you can find the websites you've added to your Favorites.
In the Sidebar
Click the Sidebar icon at the top-left corner of the Safari window if it doesn't appear already. Then, click Bookmarks > Favorites from the sidebar to see all the sites you've added there.
In the Favorites Bar
You can also immediately find your Favorites in the Favorites bar. It appears right below the address bar, but if you can't see it, click View > Show Favorites Bar from the menu bar.
In the Smart Search Field
You can also see your Favorites when you click the Smart Search Field or address bar. However, note that you won't see it in a new tab or window. This method is great for accessing your Favorites when you're already on another webpage.
On the Start Page
To make it easier for you to access sites you often visit, Safari shows your Favorite whenever you launch the Start Page. If you can't see it, open a new tab to see the Start Page . Click the Options button in the bottom-right corner of the window, then check the Favorites option.
In New Windows
You can also set up your Favorites so that they automatically load on every new window you open. To do this, head to Safari > Settings . Click the General tab. For the dropdown next to New windows open with , choose Tabs for Favorites .
How to Manage Your Safari Favorites
Since the Favorites feature is supposed to make it easier for you to access your favorite sites, you can also organize your Favorites to make navigating through them much easier. Here's how to manage your Favorites:
- Arranging Favorites: Whether you're on the Start Page, Favorites bar, or Sidebar, just drag and drop Favorites to your preferred placement.
- Renaming Favorites: Control-click or two-finger tap a website, then select Rename . Alternatively, force-click or click-and-hold a website until it's highlighted to rename it.
- Remove Favorites: Just Control-click or two-finger tap a website and choose Delete from the context menu. Alternatively, select the website you want to remove, then drag it out of the Safari window. Ensure that you don't see any plus (+) icon appear, as this may just move the webpage somewhere else.
- Show a Different Bookmarks Folder: Technically, Favorites is just a different kind of Bookmarks folder. If you want Safari to show another folder, go to Safari > Settings , go to the General tab, then select another folder for the Favorites shows option.
Use Favorites to Get Around Safari Easily
Favorites in Safari is a ubiquitous feature, and you have several ways to access and manage this bookmarks folder. Make sure you make the most of it by customizing your Favorites folder to ensure easy and fast access to your most visited websites.
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Troubleshooting, how to show website icons (favicons) in safari for ipad & iphone.
Website favorite icons can help to visually distinguish one website tab from another when looking at a crowd of Safari tabs, and in the latest versions of iOS you can now enable website favicons in Safari tabs for both iPhone and iPad.
This tutorial will show you how to quickly enable the display of website favorite icons (favicon) in the iOS Safari web browser for iPhone or iPad.
How to Show Favicons in Safari for iOS
- Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone or iPad and then go to “Safari”
- Locate ‘Show Icons in Tabs’ and toggle that switch to the ON position
- Return to Safari on the iPhone or iPad, if you have multiple tabs open you will now see the website icons appear along the tab name or site name
Enabling the display of website favicon in Safari for iPhone and iPad can make browsing through many tabs a bit quicker, since you may have learned to visually identify a particular favicon with a particular website. You also might appreciate the feature when searching through Safari tabs on iPad or iPhone , or when swiping through a large number of tabs at the top of the Safari browser window on iPad, or when viewing iCloud Safari Tabs .
Beyond that there isn’t much necessary, as the favorite icons will load automatically with all future websites, assuming they’re supported by that web page or web site. Favicons are included with most websites by default appearing as a little ‘favicon.ico’ file on the web server, and those favicon files exist on the site whether they are shown in Safari or not.
If you don’t have this setting available in your iOS Settings for Safari, it means you’re running an older version of iOS. Thus you can either update to a newer version of iOS (12.0 or later) or just do away with the feature. Many of the alternate web browsers for iOS also show favicon by default, including Chrome. This feature has been standard on many other web browsers for a long time but was not available in Safari for iOS or Mac until recently.
While the favicon visibility is desirable to some users, others may not like the feature since it can clutter up a tab bar with a lot of colors and icons, rather than simple text.
Of course you can hide the website favicons from Safari tabs in iOS again by returning to that Safari Setting and turning the feature back off.
This is obviously for the iPhone and iPad, but you can also show website favicons in Safari on Mac if you’re running a modern version of MacOS too (10.14 or later).
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How to refresh website favicons in Safari on Mac
A favicon is the small website logo you see in your browser tab. The ability to see favicons for websites in Safari is convenient. It lets you spot the site you want at a glance by seeing just the icon on your tab, in your bookmark list, and in your history.
But have you ever noticed favicons that go missing or are incorrect, showing the wrong icon? You can “refresh” the website favicons in Safari on Mac in just a few steps, and here, we’ll show you how.
Delete Safari’s favicon cache
If you’re experiencing favicons that aren’t right, maybe they have icons for different websites; clearing the cache and starting over is a good option. Here’s how to do that:
1) Close and quit Safari .
2) Using Finder, click Go > Go to Folder from the menu bar
3) Enter ~/Library/Safari/Favicon Cache/ in the pop-up window and go to this location.
4) Select all items in the cache folder and move them to the Trash . You can select all with the keyboard shortcut Command + A and then drag them to your Trash or right-click and pick Move to Trash.
5) Empty your Trash or delete those items from it. (For help with both options, check out our tutorial on How to Empty Trash on Mac .)
6) Open Safari .
The Safari favicon cache folder will rebuild itself as you visit websites. And you’ll need to visit the sites you have saved for the favicons to appear. But those that were incorrect or missing should show up correctly.
Related : How to skip the Trash and delete files on Mac immediately
If you’d rather try something else, there is one other option that may or may not work.
Open the website with the incorrect favicon in a private window in Safari. You can do this easily by right-clicking Safari in your Dock and selecting New Private Window or selecting File > New Private Window from the menu bar.
Visit the website in the private window, and when you return to your non-private Safari, the favicon may be correct.
The suggestion comes from the Apple Community Forum . This method did not work for the user with the question, nor did it work for me; however, it’s worth a try if you’d like.
Enabling favicons in Safari
As a reminder, you can enable favicons in Safari on older versions of macOS by following these simple steps:
1) With Safari open, click Safari > Preferences from the menu bar.
2) Select the Tabs tab.
3) Check the box for Show website icons in tabs to enable favicons.
Hopefully, either rebuilding the Safari favicon cache or opening a specific site in a private window works for you. And if you have another method to refresh favicons in Safari that works for you, please share it in the comments below!
Useful Safari tips:
- 11 tips to customize and personalize Safari on iPhone and iPad
- How to pin tabs in Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
- How and why to update Safari, Chrome, and other web browsers on iPhone and Mac
- How to open multiple websites at once on Mac
Use profiles in Safari on Mac
Starting with Safari 17, you can use profiles to keep your browsing separate for topics like work, personal, or school. Each profile has separate history, cookies, website data, extensions, Tab Groups, and favorites.
Create a profile
Switch between profiles, learn how profiles keep browsing separate, sync profiles between devices, rename a profile, open links with profiles, delete a profile.
Requires Safari 17 or later*
When you create your first profile, your current history, cookies, website data, extensions, Tab Groups, and favorites become part of the default profile, named Personal. Profiles that you create are in addition to this default profile.
- From the menu bar in Safari, choose Safari > Create Profile. Or choose Safari > Settings, then click Profiles.
- Name: The name will appear in the new Safari toolbar button for this profile.
- Symbol: The symbol will appear in the Safari toolbar button for this profile, and in the default background of the profile's start page.
- Color: The color will appear in the Safari toolbar button for this profile, and in the default background of the profile's start page.
- Favorites: If you choose “Create new bookmarks folder,” the new folder will have the same name as this profile. Bookmarks saved to the favorites folder appear in the Favorites bar for this profile.
- Click Create Profile. By default, Safari opens new windows and new tabs to your start page.
After you create a profile, the Safari toolbar shows a button with the name, symbol, and color of the currently used profile or Tab Group. Click the button to open a menu, then choose:
- New [Profile] Window: Opens a new window in that profile. You can also open a new profile window from the menu bar: Choose File > Open [Profile] Window.
- Switch to [Profile] Window: Switches to another profile without opening a new window. To keep your browsing history separate, this option is available only from a window that shows your start page or an empty page—before you visit another page.
If you use Focus, you can add a Focus filter that automatically switches to a specific Safari profile whenever you use that Focus. Learn more about setting up Focus . When adding a Focus filter, choose the Safari filter, then set the Filter Type to Profile and choose the profile that you want use.
Some Safari features and settings are shared between profiles, including AutoFill and Passwords information, Security settings, Websites settings, and Privacy settings. Others are not shared, or behave differently.
History, cookies, and other website data
Browsing history, cookies, and other website data are not shared between profiles.
- When you begin using a new profile, websites don't have the cookies or website data needed to remember you, so they might ask you to sign in again.
- When you clear your history , you can clear all history or just the history of a selected profile.
- The Favorites bar is shared only between profiles that are set up to use the same favorites folder .
- Private browsing windows use the Favorites bar of the default profile only.
Tab Groups are not shared between profiles.
Start page settings
Start page settings , as well as the “New tabs open with” and “New windows open with” settings, are not shared between profiles.
Safari extensions are available to all profiles, but are managed (turned on or off) separately.
- Extensions for the default profile are managed in the main Extensions tab of Safari settings. For each extension that you select in this tab, you can see which profiles are using them. You can also uninstall extensions for all profiles from this tab.
- Extensions for other profiles are managed in the Profiles tab, which has its own Extensions tab for each profile. By default, extensions are turned off for each new profile.
Profiles automatically sync between all of your devices that are using Safari 17 or later, are signed in with the same Apple ID, and have Safari turned on in the iCloud section of Apple ID settings .
You can change the name, symbol, and color of any profile, including the default profile. But there can be only one default profile, and you can't make another profile the default.
- From the menu bar in Safari, choose Safari > Manage Profiles. Or choose Safari > Settings, then click Profiles.
- Select a profile on the left.
- In the Name field on the right, type a new name.
By default, links from outside of Safari open in the profile used most recently. But you can make links to specific websites open in a specific profile. For example, you might want to open links to your company's website in your Work profile, or open links to your school's website in your School profile.
- Go to the website that you want to set up for this feature.
- From the menu bar in Safari, choose Safari > Settings, then click Websites.
- From the sidebar, select Open Links With Profiles. A list of open websites appears on the right.
- From the pop-up menu next to a website, choose the profile that you want to use for that website.
This feature works only with links opened from outside of Safari, such as links in Mail, Messages, the Finder, or other apps. The link opens in the profile you chose for that website, unless the website is already open in another profile.
When you delete a profile, all of its history, cookies, and other website data are also deleted. Favorites and other bookmarks are kept.
- Click the Delete button (–) at the bottom of the list, then confirm the action when prompted.
You can't delete your default profile. If you delete all other profiles, Safari stops using Profiles.
* Safari 17 is included with macOS Sonoma or later and the latest macOS Ventura and macOS Monterey updates. It's also included with iOS 17 for later for iPhone, and iPadOS 17 or later for iPad.
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How to hide favorites on safari's new tab page on iphone and ipad.
Tired of Favorites links cluttering up a blank Safari tab or window on iPhone or iPad? Here's how to get rid of them without deleting any Favorites.
The quest for a truly blank safari page, step 1: make an empty favorites folder in safari, step 2: configure safari in settings.
Normally, Safari on iPhone and iPad displays a list of Favorites on its blank pages whenever you open a new window or tab. Unfortunately, Apple does not provide a simple and obvious way to disable this, but there is a way to do it. Here's how to set it up.
Ordinarily, if you have any Favorites saved in Safari on your iPhone or iPad, they will show up on a "blank" page like this after you create a new tab or open a new page.
Using a simple trick, we're going to get rid of that group of Favorites links on your Safari's blank page, and you won't need to delete your Favorites to do it. The key is to make Safari display the contents of an empty Favorites subfolder that we are going to create.
Although we've used iPhone screenshots, the following instructions work for the iPad as well.
First, open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and tap the "Bookmarks" button, which is an icon that looks like an open book. On the iPhone, it's located in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. On the iPad, you'll find it at the top of the screen just to the left of the address bar.
In the menu that appears, select the "Bookmarks" tab (which looks like the outline of an open book), then tap "Edit."
Once Edit mode starts, tap "New Folder" at the bottom of the menu.
In the "Title" text box, type in the name "Empty." Technically, you can name this folder anything you like, but the name "Empty" will help you remember its purpose in the future.
After that, tap the "Location" drop-down menu and select "Favorites." Then tap "Done."
Then tap "Done" again to exit Edit mode.
We're done in Safari for now. Next, we'll go into Settings to make a small change.
Now we need to tell Safari to display the empty folder of Favorites that we just created. When it displays this empty folder, no Favorites will appear, and Safari will generate a truly blank page.
To do that, open "Settings" and navigate to "Safari."
In the "General" section, click "Favorites."
In the list that pops up, choose the "Empty" folder we created earlier.
After that, tap back once, then exit Settings.
The next time you open Safari to a blank page, you will see no Favorites at all.
Simplicity at last! If you want to keep the page blank, remember to never save any Favorites to the "Empty" folder we created. Keep it empty, and you've always see this blank gray page when you open a new tab or window in Safari on iPhone or iPad.
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Meet the 84 women competing to be Miss Universe 2023
- The 72nd annual Miss Universe pageant will take place on Saturday in El Salvador.
- Eighty-four women from all over the world are competing for the pageant world's biggest crown.
- The contestants include lawyers, models, and artists.
The Miss Universe competition is a celebration of global pageant winners, bringing together the best of the best for the ultimate crown.
The 2023 pageant will take place on Saturday in El Salvador, and current Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel — who claimed the title after a controversial Miss USA win — will crown the new queen.
The contestants come from around the world, and their careers and interests are as varied as their nationalities. They shared information about themselves in their Miss Universe bios, and elaborated on the causes close to their hearts in videos for the Voice for Change campaign .
Albania: Endi Demneri
Endi Demneri, 24, is a model who recently appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Bulgaria and Greece . Demneri also walked for Dolce & Gabbana during the 2022 Milan Fashion Week.
According to her Miss Universe bio, Demneri is using her platform to advocate for endometriosis and change "women's lives based on my life experience." During her Voice for Change video, Demneri said she was able to treat her own endometriosis after seeking help and now hopes to help women identify it and find the right treatment for themselves.
Angola: Ana Bárbara Da Silva Coimbra
Ana Bárbara Da Silva Coimbra, 23, has a degree in economics. Her platform is dedicated to improving rural families' access to nutritional food in Angola.
"We are facing the most challenging period since the end of the civil war, caused by high inflation," she said in her Voice for Change video. "Unfortunately malnutrition is the biggest cause of the high infant mortality rate in our country."
The pageant queen currently helps ecological schools teach agriculture classes that will help empower people to grow their own food.
Argentina: Yamile Dajud
Yamile Dajud, 27, has a degree in social communications with a specialty in public opinion and political marketing, according to her Miss Universe bio.
In her Voice for Change video, Dajud said she's using her platform to reduce social pressures among teens. She launched "This is Me," a social project aimed at preventing mental illness by inspiring self-discovery, boosting self-esteem, and encouraging a "sense of happiness and self-worth among these young individuals."
Aruba: Karol Croes
Karol Croes, 27, works as an international model, social-media marketer, and entrepreneur and speaks four different languages, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Croes launched the "Pan pan mi ruman" initiative to help promote self-expression, self-love, and self-empowerment among adolescents. In her Voice for Change video, Croes explained that her platform was inspired by her own experiences growing up with divorced parents.
"I like to give talks to teenage groups so they know they can also overcome this personal trauma," she said in the clip. "I want to continue being a voice for the children and youth who seek to be understood and heard."
Australia: Moraya Wilson
Moraya Wilson, 22, will graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology this year with a degree in business marketing. She currently works as a model and a coach for skiing and track, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Wilson competed internationally as an alpine ski racer and has continued to make sports her platform. In her Voice for Change video, Wilson said she believes it's a powerful tool with the "ability to harness the potential of any individual." She hopes to specifically use her platform to promote sports to young girls.
The Bahamas: Melissa Ingraham
Melissa Ingraham, 26, is an environmental scientist who recently earned her master's degree in climate change.
In her Voice for Change video, Ingraham advocated for building resilience amid the climate crisis through infrastructure improvements, investing in agriculture and water initiatives, and disaster preparedness plans.
Bahrain: Lujane Yacoub
Lujane Yacoub, 19, is an actor, dancer, and model who plans to study creative arts in London. According to her Miss Universe bio, Yacoub is the first Smile Train ambassador from Bahrain.
Yacoub started the initiative "Project Hero," in which she dresses up in costume and visits children with special needs. She wants to use her platform to "empower children through arts and expression" and also serve as a symbol of "Bahraini women empowerment," according to a post on the Miss Bahrain Universe Instagram page .
Belgium: Emilie Vansteenkiste
Emilie Vansteenkiste, 22, has a degree in occupational therapy. She currently works as a professional Latin dancer and hopes to pursue a career as a TV host, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Vansteenkiste's platform is advocating for psychological counseling access for everyone and dismantling the stigma around therapy. In her Voice for Change video, Vansteenkiste said her platform was inspired by the counseling she received after her mother was diagnosed with cancer.
Bolivia: Estefany Rivero
Estefany Rivero, 26, is an architect. She hopes to one day become an interior designer, according to her Miss Universe bio.
In her Voice for Change video, Rivero explained that she is from the country's Amazon region and belongs to the group of indigenous people known as the Mojeños. Rivero is an active member of the Loro Parque Foundation, which has been working for over 20 years to save the blue-throated macaw bird.
Brazil: Maria Brechane
Maria Brechane, 19, is a model and journalism student, according to her Miss Universe bio. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and Brazilian Sign Language.
In her Voice for Change video, Brechane said she is helping open a school in Brazil that will offer courses to both the deaf community and people who want to learn Brazilian Sign Language.
British Virgin Islands: Ashellica Fahie
Ashellica Fahie, 28, is a qualified lawyer in the British Virgin Islands, England, and Wales, according to her Miss Universe bio. She also works as an international civil and commercial mediator.
Fahie won Miss Teen British Islands in 2011. In a December 2022 interview with I Am A Girl NGO, Fahie said competing in pageants has given her the ability to "go beyond my comfort zone and push my limits as to what I'm capable of."
Bulgaria: Yuliia Pavlikova
Yuliia Pavlikova, 30, has a master's degree in economics. She has been running a model school for children since she was 16 and also organizes international festivals and competitions for young people, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Pavlikova was named Miss Bulgaria just six days before she needed to fly to El Salvador to begin Miss Universe. But she is a decorated pageant queen and has also competed in Miss Earth 2021 and Miss Grand International 2022.
"There are 6 days before the flight to El Salvador, do you think it's possible to get ready? I think after today in my life, nothing is impossible," she wrote on Instagram after winning Miss Bulgaria 2023.
Cambodia: John Sotima
John Sotima, 23, graduated from the Mapa Fashion Design Academy with a degree in fashion design.
According to her Miss Universe bio, Sotima wants to advocate for children and women in need of help and provide them with "the love of family, a home of hope, the joy of the future, and education for everyone." Sotima counts Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray as one of her inspirations.
Cameroon: Issie Princesse
Issie Princesse, 23, is currently pursuing her degree in professional management. Her platform is raising awareness for breast cancer and sickle cell disease, according to her Miss Universe bio.
In her Voice for Change video, Princesse discussed how breast cancer has become a serious public health issue in Cameroon. She currently travels throughout the country to raise awareness among women and young girls and help increase access to quality care. She said winning Miss Universe will help her "fight this disease with more resources, and together we can save the lives of thousands of women."
Canada: Madison Kvaltin
Madison Kvaltin, 28, has a bachelor's degree in sociology and business from Queen's University and currently operates a marketing and web-design company, according to her Miss Canada bio . She also runs Skilla Athletics, which promotes body confidence, and launched The Body Love Club, which uses workshops, retreats, and classes to "empower others through movement."
According to her Miss Canada bio, Kvaltin was inspired to begin competing in pageants after overcoming an eating disorder. She wants to use her platform to promote body confidence and empower others to "love their bodies through all stages of life."
Cayman Islands: Ileann Powery
Ileann Powery, 26, has been a member of the Cayman Islands' national volleyball team for more than a decade. She's traveled to 11 different countries and competed in more than 19 international tournaments, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Powery is a self-taught photographer and videographer and currently runs her own photography business "iPow Creations." She is also a member of the Cayman Island Folk Singers.
Chile: Celeste Viel
Celeste Viel, 23, has a degree in public relations and is a licensed health coach, according to her Miss Universe bio. She is also an advocate for foster children, which was inspired by her own experience growing up with three children that her family adopted from the foster care system.
Viel has a unique connection to Miss Chile. Her mother, Paula Caballero, won the same title 30 years ago.
"I have her with me in all of this process," Viel recently told HOLA . "I'm living the same emotions that she lived, and that's priceless to me. She's accompanied me throughout this whole process and has shared some of what she's experienced."
Colombia: Camila Avella
Camila Avella, 28, works as a journalist and model. She also helps provide young mothers with training in mental health, finance management, and entrepreneurship, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Avella, who is married and has a daughter, became eligible to compete after the Miss Universe Organization changed the rule to allow mothers and married women in the pageant starting in 2023. Avella told HOLA that she previously competed for the Miss Colombia title in 2018 and was motivated to try again after the rule change.
"One role is not going to define us, and we're finally breaking down those stereotypes that have held us back for so long," she told the site. "I want women to teach their children that they're not a limitation, that a child is the most beautiful thing that exists."
Costa Rica: Lisbeth Valverde Brenes
Lisbeth Valverde Brenes, 28, graduated from the National University of Costa Rica with a degree in special education. She also works as a model, entrepreneur, and advocate for wildlife protection, social initiatives, and tourism promotion within Costa Rica, according to her Miss Universe bio.
In her Voice for Change video, the pageant queen discussed her work as a special-education teacher and her social project Manos Unidas Costa Rica, which is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities and sending a message to society that disability is not a disease.
Croatia: Andrea Erjavec
Andrea Erjavec, 23, is currently studying primary education at the Faculty of Education in Zagreb. She is planning to pursue her MBA at the Zagreb School of Economics.
In her Voice for Change video, Erjavec said she wants to use her platform to advocate for education. She also wants to give children a place to practice sports and make athletics a part of their everyday lives.
Curaçao: Kim Rossen
Kim Rossen, 26, is an occupational therapist who is passionate about helping elderly people become more independent, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Rossen is also an accomplished track-and-field athlete and an advocate for equality in sports. She aspires to become a successful model and also hopes to open a healthcare practice on her island in the future.
Czech Republic: Vanesa Švédová
Vanesa Švédová, 20, currently works as a model. She is also a student at the University of Logistics and teaches children's swimming lessons in her spare time, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Švédová has participated in a Dolce & Gabbana fashion show, which she said is one of the biggest accomplishments of her career.
Denmark: Nikoline Uhrenholt Hansen
Nikoline Uhrenholt Hansen, 21, studied marketing and economics in Copenhagen and aspires to work in beauty and fashion.
In her Voice for Change video, the beauty queen said her platform was inspired by her close relationship with her grandfather. Hansen wants to help combat loneliness among the elderly in Denmark and inspire others to socialize with them. She hopes to be a "voice for good and the person who stands up and talks about this problem."
Dominican Republic: Mariana Downing
Mariana Downing, 28, is currently a professional model in New York City. She graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and also participated in a leadership and business program at Harvard University, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Downing is an aspiring author and plans to release an autobiographical collection of poems called "Evol Love." She previously dated Marc Anthony when she was 21, telling HOLA that the relationship was a "beautiful moment in my life."
Ecuador: Delary Stoffers
Delary Stoffers, 23, currently works as a model, according to her Instagram page.
Stoffers' Miss Universe platform is Type 1 Diabetes education. In her Voice for Change video, Stoffers said that she works with the Fuvida Foundation to help provide tools to children and young people so they can "face the daily challenges related to adjusting their insulin doses, their diet, and self-monitoring."
Egypt: Mohra Tantawy
Mohra Tantawy, 21, is a model who was born and raised in Cairo. She recently graduated with a degree in business marketing from New Giza University, according to Harper's Bazaar Arabia .
Tantawy told Arab News that she never expected to be Miss Universe Egypt because she didn't grow up competing in pageants, but she hopes to use her platform to show women in Egypt that they are strong and resilient.
"You may face hardships in your life, you may not always get the support you deserve, but if anyone in the world can do it, it is you," she added. "Look back at your ancestors and see just how much they've achieved but also always look towards the future because it is yours to create."
El Salvador: Isabella García-Manzo
Isabella García-Manzo, 20, is currently pursuing a degree in hospitality and business management, according to her Miss Universe bio.
García-Manzo has been gaining customer-service experience through hotel internships. She also gives surfing lessons to children to "instill confidence and personal empowerment," her bio adds.
Equatorial Guinea: Diana-Lita Hinestrosa Eraul
Diana-Lita Hinestrosa Eraul, 25, has a degree in economics and is currently studying to become a doctor in neuropsychology, according to her Miss Universe bio.
She is the founder of Proyecto Futuro, a youth organization that advocates for equality in education.
Finland: Paula Joukanen
Paula Joukanen, 22, is a model, former tennis player, and current law student.
She finds inspiration in "rebellious and confident" women who have paved the way for equality, according to her Miss Universe bio, and is passionate about helping refugees by raising money and volunteering as a teacher.
Joukanen has visited more than 50 countries through her charity work, and she speaks six languages. In her free time, she often makes TikTok videos with her pet guinea pigs Bob and Billy.
France: Diane Leyre
Diane Leyre, 26, studied at IE University in Madrid to earn a bachelor's degree in business administration, according to her Miss Universe bio.
She's worked as a model and a co-host of the French radio station Europe 2, and is now using her Miss Universe platform to share her motto "vivre ensemble," which translates to living together. In a video for Voice for Change, Leyre said that growing up in a "multicultural region" inspired her to spread this "call to action."
As Miss Universe, she said, she'd advocate for strengthening anti-discrimination laws, fostering inclusivity in schools, and helping victims of all injustices.
Germany: Helena Bleicher
Helena Bleicher, 24, grew up across the globe. She was born in Cologne, Germany, and spent her childhood there, but she has gone on to live across three continents since turning 18. She's now studying to be an educator, her Miss Universe bio says.
With her pageant platform, Bleicher hopes to be an advocate for ending childhood poverty. She said in a Voice for Change video that she works with the Tabasamu organization to help children in Tanzania afford school uniforms, a requirement for them to receive an education.
Great Britain: Jessica Page
Jessica Page, 27, is an entrepreneur with a passion for empowering other women. After earning a degree in marketing and events, according to her Miss Universe bio, she founded a program called Take Her Lead that helps young businesswomen find female role models in the industry.
She also runs her own marketing business and does freelance work as a social-media manager. Describing herself as "determined," Page says in her Miss Universe bio that she grew her company to be worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars within two years.
Greece: Marielia Zaloumi
Marielia Zaloumi, 20, is dedicated to helping children with medical concerns. Most notably, she serves as a member of Elpida, an association that advocates for children who have cancer.
Zaloumi also studies business administration at Deree College in Athens, and she was once a member of Greece's national synchronized swim team. In her Miss Universe bio, she says she finds inspiration in nature and feels happiest when surrounded by her family.
Guatemala: Michelle Cohn
Michelle Cohn, 28, holds many titles: entrepreneur, model, brand founder, and mom of two. The latter role marks her as one of the first mothers to compete in the Miss Universe competition.
Cohn is also passionate about women's empowerment, as mentioned in her Miss Universe bio, and supporting the deaf community. She said in a video for Voice for Change that through the swimwear brand she founded, she works to employ deaf women and advocate for equal opportunities and accommodations.
Guyana: Lisa Andrea Narine
Lisa Andrea Narine, 26, has dreams of working in politics. She's now studying international relations at the University of Guyana.
But her real passion, according to her Miss Universe bio, is charity work. Narine founded the NurtureNew platform in 2021, through which she aims to support young people and single parents by providing a safe space and teaching skills needed to start a business.
In her spare time, Narine also works as a radio host and creative coordinator, and enjoys dancing, modeling, and archery.
Honduras: Zuheilyn Clemente
Zuheilyn Clemente, 22, is no stranger to the spotlight. She's a TV star in Honduras, according to her Miss Universe bio, and is also a student of marketing and international business. She dreams of being an ambassador for her country.
Clemente also dedicates time to philanthropic work. She regularly rescues animals and is passionate about ending violence. In a Voice for Change video, she shared that she supports the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 2, which encourages people to do what they can to end hunger around the world by 2030.
Hungary: Tünde Blága
Tünde Blága, 27, is a model, writer, and avid traveler, according to her Miss Universe bio. She published her first book, which tells the story of her life as a pageant queen, in 2022.
In a video for Voice for Change, Blága shared that she's most passionate about achieving world peace. With her pageant platform, she aims to work toward strengthening groups like the United Nations and promoting conversations between religious and cultural leaders.
Iceland: Lilja Síf Pétursdóttir
Lilja Síf Pétursdóttir, 19, is an advocate for the "uniquely-abled," according to her Miss Universe bio. She's also one of the youngest women to compete for this year's crown.
Pétursdóttir serves as a caretaker for her younger sister who has cerebral palsy, as she's said on Instagram , and she's visited children's hospitals to learn about the work that goes into caring for other young people with the same medical condition.
She has future plans to study nursing and work in a hospital.
India: Shweta Sharda
Shweta Sharda, 23, has danced her way to the top. A self-taught performer, according to her Miss Universe bio, she's appeared as a lead dancer on multiple Indian dance shows and now works as a Bollywood choreographer.
Sharda describes herself as self-reliant, and she revealed in her Voice for Change video that her father didn't support her choice to pursue dancing as a career. As a result, she said she's eager to help those with "unnoticed talent" via her platform Aatmanirbhar, which encourages young people to pursue their passions.
She also works as an ambassador for Barefoot Edu Foundation, a nonprofit that works to transform underserved schools.
Indonesia: Fabiënne Nicole Groeneveld
Fabiënne Nicole Groeneveld, 23, has a bachelor's degree in international business, which has led her to jobs in sports leadership and TV production, according to her Miss Universe bio.
But she's currently focused on Empower Now, a movement she started to support children and teach them the English language.
In a Voice for Change video, Groeneveld said the effort is also dedicated to providing creative outlets to children who have special needs and mentorship to people who have experienced domestic violence.
Ireland: Aishah Akorede
Aishah Akorede, 24, is a corporate compliance consultant and model who's earned two law degrees. She's also the founder of Recrowned Ireland, an initiative that hosts fundraisers, mentorship programs, and other events to empower women and fight against issues like sexual violence and period poverty.
In her Voice for Change video, Akorede said she's especially passionate about the latter issue and has made it her mission to provide sustainable menstrual products to those who have trouble accessing them.
Italy: Carmen Panepinto Zayati
Carmen Panepinto Zayati, 23, has a deep background in STEM, according to her Miss Universe bio. She's earned one degree in electronics engineering, is working toward another in the field of biorobotics, and aims to be a leader for other women who hope to enter similar fields.
Zayati's scientific studies and endeavors are the result of her hopes for a sustainable future. In her Voice for Change video, she said her passion for the planet and her dreams of being a role model for hopeful female scientists led her to the Miss Universe stage.
Jamaica: Jordanne Lauren Levy
Jordanne Lauren Levy, 27, has made a mark on her home country as a doctor and community leader. In her Miss Universe bio, she says her role as a physician is the part of her life she's most proud of.
Her career has also impacted her activism. Levy created the Be-You-tiful campaign to advocate for more educational opportunities for young women, and she spoke out in support of women and their sexual health in her Voice for Change video.
Japan: Rio Miyazaki
Rio Miyazaki, 20, is a lifelong cheerleader. She began performing at the age of 6, and later went on to be a cheerleader for a professional baseball team as an adult. She also instructs young cheerleaders, as seen on her Instagram page.
While Miyazaki says in her Miss Universe bio that she's most proud of her athletic career, she's now studying to become an educator. She also describes herself as the "type of person who doesn't give up" until she's achieved her goals.
Kazakhstan: Tomiris Zair
Tomiris Zair, 20, is a model and student who's currently pursuing a degree in marketing. She describes herself as loyal, according to her Miss Universe bio, and is proud of her personal perseverance.
In an Instagram post from August, Zair said she hopes her Miss Universe journey will inspire other young people in Kazakhstan, and help them realize that "dreams can come true with hard work and dedication." She also said she's eager to share her country's culture and love for nature.
Korea: Soyun Kim
Soyun Kim, 28, is passionate about reducing gender inequality. In a Voice for Change video, she said she's particularly focused on ending the stigma that surrounds single mothers, and hopes to support those who are struggling financially by creating a resource guide in collaboration with the Korean Unwed Mothers Families Association.
Outside of her philanthropic work, Kim works as a model and IT professional.
Kosovo: Arbesa Rrahmani
Arbesa Rrahmani, 22, says modeling isn't a job for her. Instead, according to her Miss Universe bio, it's her "life and passion" — one that she "went against all odds" to succeed in.
She also enjoys singing, as she's shared on Instagram , and describes herself as powerful. Rrahmani finds inspiration in her mother and is close with her family.
Laos: Phaimany Lathsabanthao
Phaimany Lathsabanthao, 28, is passionate about sharing the power of handicrafts and textiles produced in her home country.
In a Voice for Change video, she shared that she often works with skilled women in Laos to educate women in need and those who have disabilities about how to produce their crafts. This cultural work, she believes, can encourage gender equality and financial stability.
In her Miss Universe bio, Lathsabunthao also noted that she's happiest when home with her two dogs, named Sticky Rice and Green Rice.
Latvia: Kate Alexeeva
Kate Alexeeva, 29, has visited 56 countries in her lifetime and is passionate about art, music, and sports, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Alexeeva also works as a model and entrepreneur. She shared in her Voice for Change video that she's been exposed to situations of domestic violence in both jobs, and is now outspoken in support of those who have experienced it.
She also has a dream of creating a safe and sustainable community for survivors in the Baltic region.
Lebanon: Maya Aboul Hosn
Maya Aboul Hosn, 25, stays busy as an influencer, TV host, and International Ambassador of Faculty and Agricultural and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut.
She said in her Miss Universe bio that she finds inspiration in the resiliency of her country, and that she's most proud of the work she's done for her community.
Some of that work includes her efforts to restore equal education opportunities in Lebanon, as she mentioned in a Voice for Change video.
Malaysia: Serena Lee
Serena Lee, 26, is a world traveler. Having visited 10 countries so far, she said in her Miss Universe bio that she's now excited to explore El Salvador while participating in the pageant.
She's currently a law student in Malaysia.
Malta: Ella Portelli
Ella Portelli, 25, is a real-estate agent with a bachelor's degree in spatial design. Her hobbies include art, boxing, and extreme sports like skydiving, and her family is one of the most important things in life, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Having been diagnosed with body dysmorphia, Portelli is now eager to encourage other women to love themselves and overcome their internal struggles.
She's also an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and has represented Malta in a Pride parade, as seen in her Voice for Change video.
Mauritius: Tatiana Beauharnais
Tatiana Beauharnais, 24, works as a police constable in Mauritius. But outside of her work, her biggest passions are her family and fitness. She said in a recent Instagram post that her parents are both active and have inspired her interest in working out.
Beauharnais also said in her Miss Universe bio that she advocates for women's empowerment, and she shared on Instagram that she pursued her career in law enforcement to help fight gender-based violence and discrimination.
Mexico: Melissa Flores
Melissa Flores, 25, works as a psychologist when she isn't representing Mexico at Miss Universe, according to her bio for the pageant.
As she shared in her Voice for Change video, Flores became an activist against dating violence after going through the experience herself, and her project No Me Limites aims to educate people about what a healthy relationship looks like.
Mongolia: Namuunzul Batmagnai
Namuunzul Batmagnai, 23, is a model.
In her Miss Universe bio, she said she loves exercising and her parents, and she considers herself resilient.
Myanmar: Amara Bo
Amara Bo, 23, works as a runway model, but she also has a degree in computer science, according to her Miss Universe bio. She shared in her bio that she got her degree at the same time she was appearing on a reality show.
In her Voice for Change video, Bo said she wants to use her platform to advocate for children who do not have parents in Myanmar, as well as adolescent girls who are forced to become parents, giving them safe spaces and greater access to education.
Namibia: Jameela Uiras
Jameela Uiras, 23, works as a model and a marketing strategist, using the degree in marketing she got from the University of Namibia, according to the Miss Namibia website .
With her platform, Uiras hopes to provide children with a better education to prepare them for the job market, as she shared in her Voice for Change video, and she said in her Miss Universe bio that her family is crucial to her — especially after losing her mother in September 2020.
Nepal: Jane Dipika Garrett
Jane Garrett, 22, became an advocate for mental and hormonal health after struggling with depression as a result of her PCOS, as she shared in her Voice for Change video. Now, she makes it her mission to educate others on hormonal disorders and how they can affect people's mental health.
She is also a champion for body positivity, often sharing on Instagram that she wants people to celebrate their bodies no matter how they look and how they change.
Netherlands: Rikkie Kollé
Rikkie Kollé, 22, was a model before she was crowned Miss Netherlands, even competing on "Holland's Next Top Model."
She also made history when she was crowned Miss Netherlands, as she is the first transgender titleholder from her country.
In her Voice for Change video, Kollé said she hopes to use her platform to champion equality and fight bullying, particularly because she has been bullied throughout her life for her gender identity.
Nicaragua: Sheynnis Palacios
Sheynnis Palacios, 23, has a degree in mass communications from the Universidad Centroamericana, and she has a passion for producing and editing video content, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Her degree is a huge source of pride for Palacios, particularly because she started having intense anxiety attacks during her studies, as she shared in her Voice for Change video. Palacios started the project "Understand Your Mind" to advocate for women who experience mental-health issues.
Nigeria: Ugochi Mitchel Ihezue
Ugochi Mitchel Ihezue, 26, has a joint MBA from the Lagos Business School in Nigeria and the IESEG School of Management in Paris, according to her Miss Universe bio. Becoming Miss Nigeria also isn't her first pageant triumph. In 2017, Ihezue was crowned Miss World Nigeria and placed in the top 15 at the Miss World pageant, where she was also named Miss World Top Model.
With her platform, Ihezue hopes to help educate women in financial literacy to help them achieve independence, according to her Voice for Change video. She also has a passion for painting.
Norway: Julie Tollefsen
Julie Tollefsen, 28, works as a fashion designer in Oslo, according to her Miss Universe bio. She prioritizes sustainability in her designs, using her platform as Miss Norway to advocate for less waste in fashion, as she shared in her Voice for Change video.
Tollefsen is also a mental-health advocate and volunteer at a nursing home, and she loves to spend time outdoors when she can.
Pakistan: Erica Robin
Erica Robin, 24, will make history when she walks across the Miss Universe page, as she is the first ever Miss Pakistan to compete in the pageant.
In her day-to-day life, Robin works as a model, and she is passionate about her religious beliefs, as she is among the 1% of Christians in Pakistan, according to her Miss Universe bio.
She uses her platform to advocate for gender equality in the workplace, and she volunteers at the Karachi Down Syndrome charity, as she said in her Voice for Change video.
Panama: Natasha Vargas
Natasha Vargas, 26, has a degree in journalism from the Latin University of Panama, and in her Miss Universe bio, she said she hopes to champion human rights with her writing.
She also launched the project Routes of Hope with the organization Casa Hogar Luisa, supporting immigrants in Panama and ensuring they are treated with dignity, according to her Voice for Change video.
Paraguay: Elicena Andrada Orrego
Elicena Andrada Orrego, 28, is a pageant veteran. She won Miss Latin America of the World in 2017 and competed in Miss Grand Paraguay in 2021, though she spent much of her life in Spain. She also loves bonding with other women, which is why the pageant world is such a good fit for her, as she said in her Miss Universe bio.
Orrego hopes to use her platform to help end human trafficking, and she launched the Rise Above campaign to help educate others about the global issue, according to her Voice for Change video.
Peru: Camila Escribens
Camila Escribens, 25, didn't always picture herself as a pageant queen. Instead, she had high hopes to compete in track at the Olympics — she even competed at the Junior Olympics when she was just 14 years old, as she shared in her Voice for Change video. But shortly after, she was diagnosed with three brain arteriovenous malformations and a rare disease called Factor VII deficiency, which causes blood-clotting problems.
After years of being in and out of hospitals, Escribens is using her second chance at life to help children in Peru with her nonprofit organization AMA by giving them access to ample nutrition and sports, which she considers human rights.
Philippines: Michelle Dee
Michelle Marquez Dee, 28, studied psychology at De La Salle University and received an entrepreneurship certificate from Harvard University Online, which she used to found multiple businesses, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Dee is also an activist for autism acceptance, a cause she became passionate about because she has two siblings who are on the autism spectrum, as she shared in her Voice for Change video. She was named the Autism Society Philippines' Goodwill Ambassador in 2019, and she still holds the position today.
Dee also loves to take photos, and she considers herself an "adrenaline junkie."
Poland: Angelika Jurkowianiec
Angelika Jurkowianiec, 27, is a medical analyst, and her work has made her passionate about ensuring people have access to medications and regular medical screenings, according to her Voice for Change video. If she wins Miss Universe, she hopes she can bring more awareness to the importance of medical access.
"The Miss Universe crown is like a tool for me to do more and speak louder," she said.
Portugal: Marina Machete
Marina Machete, 28, works as a flight attendant, and she became the first transgender Miss Portugal when she won the pageant in 2023.
Machete is an advocate for inclusivity, and she uses her platform as Miss Portugal to ensure others have access to safe housing, education, and medical care, especially other trans people, as she said in her Voice for Change video.
In her Miss Universe bio, Machete also said she values people who have a good sense of humor, as she's always looking for reasons to laugh.
Puerto Rico: Karla Guilfú Acevedo
Karla Guilfú Acevedo, 25, is currently studying to get her master's degree in psychology, and she also works as a model. She loves food and animals, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Acevado is a mental-health advocate, founding the nonprofit Let's Begin to Heal to help prevent suicide in Puerto Rico and help citizens gain access to mental-health care, move their bodies, and give back to their communities, as she shared in her Voice for Change video.
Russia: Margarita Golubeva
Margarita Golubeva, 22, is a student pursuing degrees in singing and customs service at two different universities, according to her Miss Universe bio. Golubeva isn't new to competitions, as she previously competed on the Russian version of "The Voice."
Golubeva also said in her Miss Universe bio that her mother is a big source of inspiration for her, as she raised four children while working as an oncologist.
Saint Lucia: Earlyca Frederick
Earlyca Makeba Frederick, 25, has been competing in pageants since she was just 3 years old, with her efforts culminating in being named Miss Saint Lucia. She currently teaches social sciences and language arts, and she is in the process of getting her bachelor's degree in primary education, according to her Miss Saint Lucia bio.
Frederick is involved with multiple youth groups in Saint Lucia, and she said in her bio that she hopes to use education as a "force for good" with her platform.
Singapore: Priyanka Annuncia
Priyanka Annuncia, 26, is not only a personal trainer but also the founder of BODSITIVE, an inclusive fashion brand that includes exercise attire, basics, undergarments, and more.
In addition, Annuncia is an anti-human-trafficking activist, a cause she became inspired to champion after she had a career in criminology. She currently partners with Alliance Anti-Trafic in Thailand, which supports victims of human trafficking, and she raises money to support these communities through projects like her Jab for Justice kickboxing classes, according to her Voice for Change video.
Slovakia: Kinga Puhova
Kinga Puhova, 22, had a career as a successful fashion model, walking runways at Milan and Paris Fashion Week shows and working with designers such as Carolina Herrera, as she shared in her Miss Universe bio.
Today, Puhova is studying fashion project management at the Mod'Spe Paris CE in Paris, which has inspired her to create two sustainable fashion collections to date.
In her Voice for Change video, Puhova also said she is passionate about encouraging women to self-examine themselves for breast cancer, promoting the cause with her #mirrorchallenge.
South Africa: Bryoni Natalie Govender
Bryoni Natalie Govender, 27, is a lawyer who studied at the University of Johannesburg, and she is the first Miss South Africa of Indian descent to win the pageant since 1997, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Govender is a champion for gender equality, in part because of the high rates of violence against women in South Africa, as she shared in her Voice for Change video. To that end, she founded the program "Her Way Out," educating women about their legal rights.
Spain: Athenea Pérez
Athenea Pérez, 27, has a degree in marketing and advertising, and in her Miss Universe bio, she says she is an advocate for racial equality in Spain.
According to her Voice for Change video, Pérez also wants to fight against interpersonal violence in Spain, particularly for adolescent girls. She founded the program The Importance of Signs to help teenagers spot signs of an abusive partner and get access to mental health and legal support if they need it.
Switzerland: Lorena Santen
Lorena Santen, 26, works in banking, using her degree in business administration, as she said in her Miss Universe bio. Her bio also states she is a mental-health advocate, and she is passionate about breaking stigmas around mental-health issues.
Santen wants to use her platform to promote early detection of breast cancer for women of all socioeconomic backgrounds, and she intends to create a breast health app to fulfill her mission, according to her Voice for Change video.
Thailand: Anntonia Porsild
Anntonia Porsild, 27, has a degree in communications from Stamford International University, and she plans to get her MBA soon. She is already using her business skills as an entrepreneur, founding the company Splash.
Porsild hopes to use her platform Little Steps Project to help women gain financial independence, focusing on those who don't have jobs outside of the home, as she shared in a Voice for Change video.
Trinidad and Tobago: Faith Gillezeau
Faith Gillezeau, 25, shows off her passion for Trinidad and Tobago not only by representing the country in the pageant, but also by competing as a national squash player and playing the steelpan, the country's national instrument, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Gillezeau works as a pharmacist, and her work has made her passionate about educating children on the ways diet and exercise can minimize the risk of chronic health issues, as her bio went on to state.
Ukraine: Angelina Usanova
Angelina Usanova, 26, is trained as a singer, dancer, and composer, as she shared in her Miss Universe bio. Usanova's love of music goes hand in hand with her work as a sound healer and yoga instructor, which she uses to help those struggling amid the war in Ukraine.
She shared in her Voice for Change video that she is working to create rehabilitation centers that can support children who struggled with their mental health during the war using art therapy, music, and nutrition.
Usanova also loves outer space, and she serves as a Peace Ambassador for the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence to create recommendations for how to contact extraterrestrials in a peaceful manner, according to her Miss Universe bio.
USA: Noelia Voigt
Noelia Voigt , 24, is an interior-design student, according to her Miss Universe bio. Voigt is also a bilingual, Venezuelan-American, and she hopes to use her platform to celebrate immigrants in America.
She also works with the One Love Foundation, which educates students about teen dating violence, according to a Voice for Change video. Voigt intends to make education about dating violence mandatory in US schools, and she has written a children's book that discourages bullying.
Venezuela: Diana Silva
Diana Silva, 26, is a flight attendant as well as an experienced pageant contestant, as she previously represented Miss Venezuela at Miss World 2018.
Silva wants to educate teen girls about sex, improve their emotional health, and ensure they have access to contraception because of the high rate of adolescent mothers in her country, focusing on underprivileged communities, as she shared in her Voice for Change video.
Vietnam: Bùi Quỳnh Hoa
Bùi Quỳnh Hoa, 25, works as a model in addition to competing in pageants.
Hoa is an advocate for educating people about reproductive and sexual health, particularly underprivileged women and children in Vietnam, as she shared in her Voice for Change video.
She works with the W-project initiative, which gives Vietnamese women in remote areas access to insurance so they can take care of their gynecological health and educates children and families about how to prevent the contraction of infectious diseases.
Zimbabwe: Brooke Bruk-Jackson
Brooke Bruk-Jackson, 21, works as a model, esthetician, and fashion designer in Zimbabwe, according to her Miss Universe Bio. She is the first representative Zimbabwe has had at the pageant in 22 years.
Bruk-Jackson wants to create financial inclusion in her country, particularly for women, and if she is crowned Miss Universe, she hopes to partner with NGOs around the world to help women thrive financially, as she shared in a Voice for Change video.