Tip #526

Open links in Vivaldi on iOS without interrupting your current browsing session.

Notice something interesting while browsing or remember something you need to get on next, but want to finish checking out the current web page first? Opening links in new background tabs is just what you need.

To open links in the background:

  1. Long-press on a link on a website, a bookmark / Speed Dial, a Reading List item, or a History entry.
  2. From the context menu select “Open in New Background Tab”
Bookmark context menu highlighting the option to open it in a new background tab in Vivaldi on iOS.

Tip #524

Give your Bookmarks on mobile nicknames to open them faster.

In Vivaldi on Android and Vivaldi on iOS, instead of scrolling through folders in the Bookmarks Panel, opening a new tab to get to the Speed Dial, or trying to remember the bookmarked page’s link, you can give your Bookmarks memorable nicknames and type them in the Address Bar to quickly open the web page.

To give a bookmark a nickname:

  1. Open the Side Panel.
  2. Switch to Bookmarks Panel, if it’s not already open.
  3. Open the folder containing the bookmark you want to give a nickname.
  4. Long press the bookmark.
  5. Choose edit (pen icon).
  6. Add a nickname and save.

Bookmark Nicknames are synced, so you only need to do it once to use the same nickname on all platforms.

To learn how to add Bookmark Nicknames on desktop, check out Tip #28.

An arrow pointing at the Bookmark Nickname in Vivaldi on Android's Address Bar drop-down menu.

Tip #521

Close all inactive tabs in Vivaldi on iOS with one tap.

You know you have a lot of open tabs in Vivaldi on iOS, when instead of a number on the Tab Switcher button you see :D. To keep the number of open tabs manageable, clear the unused ones regularly.

To close all inactive tabs:

  1. Open the Tab Switcher.
  2. Find and open the Inactive Tabs folder above all your active tabs.
  3. Tap on “Close All Inactive” at the bottom of the page.

By default, a tab will be set to inactive if you haven’t used it in the last 21 days, but you can select the interval for when a tab should be moved to Inactive from Settings > Tabs > Inactive Tabs.

Inactive Tabs list in Vivaldi on iOS with an arrow pointing at the button to close all inactive tabs.

Tip #516

Request desktop versions of websites in Vivaldi on iOS by default or per tab.

Though web devs generally do a good job adopting their websites for mobile phones, occasionally you may still want to get the full desktop view of the website despite the small screen.

To switch to a desktop version of a page:

  1. When you have the webpage open in a tab, open the Vivaldi menu.
  2. Select “Request desktop site”.

To change the view globally on all sites:

  1. Go to Settings > Content settings > Default View.
  2. Select “Desktop”.
  3. Click “Done”.
Vivaldi menu on iOS with "Request desktop site" option highlighted.

Tip #508

Open Vivaldi on iOS with an immediate focus on the Address Field from the app icon on the home screen.

If adding a search widget to your Home Screen on iOS (see Tip #389) is not to your liking, you can still open Vivaldi with a new tab ready to type in a search keyword or a web address.

To open a new tab with focus on the Address Field:

  1. Long-press on Vivaldi’s app icon.
  2. Select “New Search” or “Private Search” from the menu.
  3. Start typing your search term or link.
Vivaldi's app context menu on iOS' home screen.

Tip #499

Sort your Bookmarks and Notes in numerous different ways in Vivaldi on iOS.

When you’ve created a lot of Bookmarks and Notes in Vivaldi, finding the right one can take time. Sorting them alphabetically, by creation date, or by some other criteria helps to locate the one you need faster.

To change the sorting order of Bookmarks and Notes:

  1. Open the Bookmarks or Notes Panel.
  2. Tap on the 3-dot menu in the bottom left corner.
  3. Select “Sort Order”.
  4. Tap on the sorting criteria you want to use.

You can sort your bookmarks:

  • Manually
  • By Title
  • By Address
  • By Nickname
  • By Description
  • By Date
  • By Kind, which groups folders to the top/bottom and sorts the rest of the notes using the manual order.

And you can sort your notes:

  • Manually
  • By Title
  • By Date Created
  • By Date Edited
  • By Kind.

In addition, you can choose to sort either in ascending or descending order.

Bookmark sorting menu open in Vivaldi on iOS.

Tip #489

Enable “Remove cookie warnings” in Tracker and Ad Blocker settings on mobile to hide websites’ cookie dialogs.

Visiting a new website often requires closing a few dialogs before you can focus on the content. Cookie consent dialogs are one of the more frequent types of annoyances on web pages. With the help of Vivaldi’s Tracker and Ad Blocker, you can hide them on your mobile.

To hide Cookie consent dialogs on mobile:

  1. Go to Settings > Tracker and Ad Blocker.
  2. Enable “Block Trackers and Ads”.
  3. Open “Manage Ad Blocking Sources”.
  4. Enable “Remove cookie warnings (Easylist Cookie List)” and “Remove cookie warnings (I don’t care about cookies)”.

Check out Tip #19, to see how to do it on the desktop version of Vivaldi.

Tip #479

Use passwords saved in Vivaldi on iOS in other apps.

On iOS, you can use Vivaldi as a password manager to autofill login details in other apps you’ve installed on the device.

To start using Vivaldi as a password manager:

  1. Go to your phone’s settings > Passwords.
  2. Verify your identity.
  3. Go to Password Options.
  4. From the list of apps, select Vivaldi.

When you’re on the login screen of an app, just select the suggested login credentials you’ve saved in Vivaldi and verify your identity.

Login screen on an app with login credentials saved in Vivaldi being suggested for autofill.

Tip #471

Check image Alt text on mobile devices from the image’s context menu.

Alt text provides additional information about the images you find on web pages. On the one hand, it makes the content on the page more accessible, for example, for people who use screen readers, but Alt text is also displayed when, for one reason or another, the images fail to load. Even if you don’t rely on assistive technologies and the content loads without issues, you might still want to take a look at the description of the image.

To view Alt text in Vivaldi on Android and Vivaldi on iOS, long-press on the image to open the context menu, where the Alt text will be displayed as the first thing in the menu.

In Vivaldi on iOS, the whole description is displayed. On Android, if the text is too long, you need to tap on it to display it in its entirety.

A web page with an image open in Vivaldi on Android. The image has been long pressed to display the context menu and Alt text.

Tip #467

Force web pages to be displayed in dark mode in Vivaldi on iOS.

Some websites have created both light and dark versions of their site and check users’ preferences to decide which version to display. You can make your preference known in Settings > Appearance & Themes > Website Appearance.

In addition to the above, you can force dark mode on websites that come only in light color schemes. To do that, enable “Force dark theme on all websites” on the same Settings page.

Tip #453

If you’ve moved the Address Bar to the bottom on mobile, also reverse the order of search suggestions.

When you’re holding your phone with just one hand, having everything important within easy reach on the screen is vital. That’s why, when you have the Address Bar at the bottom in Vivaldi on Android or iOS, you can bring the most relevant search suggestions closer to the bottom of the screen as well.

To reverse the search suggestions order on Android:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance.
  2. If you haven’t already, enable “Address Bar At Bottom”.
  3. Toggle on “Reverse search suggestion order”.
  4. Restart the app.

To reverse the search suggestions order on iOS:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs.
  2. If you haven’t already, select “Bottom” for Address Bar Position.
  3. Toggle on “Reverse search suggestion order”.
Reversed search suggestions order and the settings page open on two iOS devices.

Tip #447

Pick a custom accent color for the browser theme in Vivaldi on iOS.

A lot of people love decking the browser UI in their favorite colors. In Vivaldi’s Theme settings you can pick one of the preset colors, let the color change based on the web page you’re on, or set your very own custom color.

To pick a custom accent color:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance & Theme > Accent Color > Custom Color Code.
  2. Enter the HEX value of your preferred color or tap the color wheel in front of it to pick a color using the grid, spectrum, or sliders.
Accent Color settings in Vivaldi on iOS showing the Grid, Spectrum and Sliders.

Tip #443

When presented with a choice screen on your mobile don’t forget to pick Vivaldi as your default browser.

As of this week, Europeans will be presented with an option that can help make the web a better place. The Browser Choice Screen will be shown when you update your iOS or Android device or when you set up a brand new one.

Vivaldi’s Co-Founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner, has been pushing for regulation of Big Tech and better user rights for decades. Finally seeing the impact of speaking up and fighting back is a big win. The browser and search engine choice screens are a massive step in the direction of fair competition and granting users freedom to choose.

We are committed to your privacy and security. We believe that your online data belongs to you, not to advertisers or third-party trackers. Reclaim control of your online experience and make a clear statement.

When you see the browser choice screen, choose Vivaldi—the browser that puts you first. If Vivaldi isn’t on the list, go to your phone’s app settings to set it as the default manually.

Text "A small click for you, a massive step for a better web" with an image of a choice screen on mobile highlighting Vivaldi below it.