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.

Tip #427

Set a custom wallpaper for the Start Page on Vivaldi on iOS.

The Start Page is a gateway to the web, showcasing all your favorite bookmarks, Speed Dials. So, why should you be restricted to a plain startup page with limited functionality and design?

Here’s how to set a custom wallpaper on iOS:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance > Wallpapers.
  2. Choose a wallpaper from the presets or select one from your iPhone’s/iPad’s gallery.

Tip #424

Swipe left and right on the browser’s toolbars to switch tabs in Vivaldi on iOS.

There are a few different ways to switch Tabs in Vivaldi on iOS. Choose the one you like best.

  • You can open the Tab Switcher, browse through your tabs, and tap on the one you want to open.
  • If you have the Tab Bar displayed, you can swipe on the Tab Bar to view your tabs and tap on the one you need.
  • But if you need to open a tab you know is next to the current tab, you can easily just swipe left or right on the Address Bar or the bottom toolbar.

Tip #413

Open links from other apps on iOS in Vivaldi’s Private Tabs.

Do you prefer to browse in Private Tabs, but opening links from other apps always opens them among regular tabs? By making a quick setting change in Vivaldi on your iOS or iPad, you can be asked where you want to open the link every time an app wants to open one in Vivaldi.

To be prompted before opening a link in Vivaldi:

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy and security.
  2. Enable “Ask to Open Links from Other Apps in Private”.

Then, when you get the prompt you can decide whether to open the tab in a private or regular tab.

Tip #409

Access all websites you’ve visited in the past on any device by syncing your Vivaldi browser’s History.

Finding the link to an online store listing you came across while browsing on your phone or continuing the research you started on another computer is easier than ever with Vivaldi and its History Sync.

To sync History in Vivaldi:

  1. Go to Settings > Sync.
  2. Log in to your Vivaldi account.
  3. Enable either syncing of all data or make sure that at least syncing of History is enabled.

Repeat these steps on all desktop and mobile devices you use Vivaldi on.

Tip #408

Top or bottom? Decide where you want to have the Tab Bar and Adress Bar in Vivaldi on iOS.

Prefer your Address Bar and Tab Bar traditionally on top of the screen or at the bottom for easy one handed reach? Whatever your preference, we’ve got you covered.

To choose a location for the Tab and Address Bar:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs.
  2. Select either Top or Bottom for the Address Bar Position.

Alternatively, long-press on the Address Bar and select “Move address bar to bottom/top” from the menu.

Tip #402

Keep the most important tabs in Vivaldi on iOS within easy reach by pinning them.

Tabs can accumulate fast on mobile devices, to make sure you can always access your frequently used tabs quickly, you can pin them in place. In the Tab Switcher, Pinned Tabs will appear at the bottom, and on the Tab Bar, they’ll always be the first tabs on the left.

To pin a tab:

  1. Open the Tab Switcher.
  2. Long-press on the tab’s thumbnail.
  3. Select “Pin Tab”.

Tip #396

In Vivaldi on iOS, swipe down from the top of the web page to reload or close the tab, or to open a new tab.

You can find the options to open a new tab and reload the active tab from the main menu of Vivaldi on iOS, and you can close tabs from the Tab Bar or the Tab Switcher, but when you’re at the top of the page, you can also use swipe gestures to do the same.

To reload the tab:

  1. Start swiping down from the top of the open web page.
  2. Release your finger to reload the tab.

To open a new tab:

  1. First, swipe down and then, without lifting the finger, swipe a little to the left.
  2. When the New Tab option is highlighted, release your finger.

To close the tab:

  1. First, swipe down and then, without lifting the finger, swipe a little to the right.
  2. When the Close Tab option is highlighted, release your finger.

Tip #395

If Vivaldi isn’t working as it should follow our troubleshooting guides to find a solution.

When Vivaldi starts behaving in expected and unwanted ways it’s time to troubleshoot and solve the issue. The solution might be as easy as restarting the browser, or maybe a third-party extension you’ve added is causing trouble.

To troubleshoot issues in Vivaldi check out the following Help pages:

If the suggestions in these Help pages don’t get rid of the issue, you can ask for further assistance on our Forum and if you can consistently reproduce the issue, report it to us as a bug on https://vivaldi.com/bugreport/.

Tip #389

Add Vivaldi’s Search widget to your Home Screen on iOS to start a search or navigate to a web page with just one tap.

With a search widget on your iPhone’s or iPad’s Home Screen, you can open a new tab or a private tab and start entering a search term or a web page URL into Vivaldi with only one tap on the widget. Additionally, you can open the QR scanner.

To add a widget to your Home Screen:

  1. Long press on your Home Screen.
  2. Tap on the + button in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Find Vivaldi’s widget and tap on it.
  4. Select whether you want to add Quick Actions or just a simple Search widget.
  5. Tap on “Add Widget”.
  6. Tap and hold to move it around on the Home Screen.

Tip #383

Choose from 4 Speed Dial layout options for Vivaldi on iOS.

Speed Dials are Bookmarks that are displayed on your browser’s Start Page. In Vivaldi, you can choose how they’re displayed.

To change the look in Vivaldi on iOS:

  1. Go to  Vivaldi menu > Settings > Start Page Layout.
  2. Select your preferred layout:
    • Large Speed Dials,
    • Medium Speed Dials
    • Small Speed Dials,
    • Speed Dial list.

Got an Android device? Check Tip #157.