How to set up Safari on iPhone


I think that not a single owner of apple technology has a question about which browser to use as the main one. Native Safari on the iPhone copes with most tasks much better than analogues like Chrome. High speed, excellent optimization, convenient interaction between all gadgets within the ecosystem – this is why we love it. What if I told you that you don’t use even half of Safari’s functionality? Alas, this is often the case: the user downloads Chrome because he lacks some function and only after some time he finds out that Safari can do this too. So that there are no such situations in your life, I suggest once and for all to deal with all the settings and not clog your smartphone with new applications.

We love Apple technology for its simplicity and intuitive interface. In general, this is what happens in the Apple ecosystem, but there are exceptions. For example Safari. The browser has a bunch of different settings, getting to which is much more difficult than it seems at first glance. We have previously talked about Safari chips: extensions, translation pages, view all passwords. Today we will not touch on these topics.

How to enable incognito in safari

Have you noticed that in all browsers the hidden pages mode is called something strange? Well, incognito is more or less understandable. Private access is a total nightmare. Yes, that’s what this mode is called in Apple’s browser.

To enable Private Access in SafariYou need:

  • Click on the button to switch between tabs in the lower right corner.
  • Click on Homepage at the bottom.
  • Click on the Private Access button.

Many people know about this chip. But few people know that Safari remembers tabs, opened in Private mode. That is, in fact, inside one browser you have two more: classic and in stealth mode. If you give the phone to someone else, the person can easily go to private access and see what you are hiding. Therefore, every time you switch between modes, I recommend cleaning the tabs.

Privacy in Safari

This setting cannot be bypassed. Every self-respecting user should at least know about privacy settings in Safari:

  • Go to Settings on iPhone.
  • Scroll down to Safari.
  • We find the section Privacy and security.

Here you will find several important settings. I propose to talk in more detail about each of them and customize the browser as much as possible for yourself:

  • No cross tracking. On some sites, content is provided by third party providers. They may use information about the resources you have visited and use it to promote their products. If you turn on the toggle switch opposite this item, the surveillance data will be periodically deleted.
  • Hiding an IP address. All traffic from the phone is sent through two nodes. One is aware of the IP address, the other of which sites you visit. They do not intersect with each other, which ensures high confidentiality. The setting allows you to hide one of the nodes from trackers. Unfortunately, in Russia it is impossible to hide IP from websites.
  • Blocking all Cookies. Cookies are a piece of information that is stored on the site and provides quick access to previous data: shopping cart, login and password, etc. But often ads and other unpleasant things are added here.
  • Website spoofing warning. By enabling this setting, Safari will warn you when you visit websites that are suspected of being phishing (receiving your personal information).
  • Confidential Advertising Reports. If the switch is on, Safari will allow sites to rate your views and ad clicks.
  • Checking for Apple Pay. When you make in-app or website purchases, your iPhone checks to see if you have Apple Pay turned on.

By the way, in the same section, you can scroll down below, find the Settings for websites section and configure access to the Camera, Microphone and Geolocation. There are three options: Deny, Allow, Ask. I recommend stopping at the latter

How to Clear Safari on iPhone

In Safari, there are several ways to clear data: through the browsing history in the browser and through a complete clear in Settings.

To clear browsing history in safariYou need:

  • Open any tab in the browser.
  • Click on the button with the book in the bottom panel.
  • Go to History (watch face icon).
  • Press the Clear button at the bottom of the display.

The second method cleans not only the history, but also all additional files, including Cookies:

  • Go to Settings, Safari.
  • Scroll down to Clear history and data.
  • We click on it and agree.

How to close all tabs in Safari

Over the years of using Safari, I have become accustomed to closing all tabs manually. Even if there are more than 10 of them. I am sure that there are a lot of people like me. What a surprise it was when I learned that all tabs can be closed by pressing just a couple of buttons. Where were you before? That’s what I thought when I found out about this feature.

To close all tabs in safari on iphoneYou need:

  • On any of the open tabs, long hold the button for switching between pages (in the lower right corner).
  • Next, a menu will appear where you need to click Close Tab or Close All Tabs.

It seems to be an extremely simple feature, but in my opinion, not everyone knows about it. Well, you see, absolutely not intuitively? Personally, I stopped using the long press even at the moment when Apple removed 3D Touch from their smartphones. So enjoy, friends.

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