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In Touch with iOS, is a podcast that talks about iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and related technologies. Hosted by Dave Ginsburg and he is joined by different guests from the Apple Community.

Apr 20, 2018

We share our most favorite tips for getting more out of Safari in iOS! Full show notes are at 

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Settings > Safari:

Autofill: We recommend using a password manager and doing the little bit of extra work required to interact with websites that require you to log in. Saving passwords in Safari on iOS is technically secure, but it enables complacency which can lead to insecure human behavior that hackers bank on.

Block Pop-ups: We do not recommend enabling this especially if you log into banking or medical website portals regularly. It has been known to cause those sites to malfunction. If you feel safer with it enabled, be sure you know how to disable it when a website does not respond.

Reading List > Automatically Save Offline: We recommend enabling this feature as it is really useful. If your device is older and has a small hard drive, know that this feature can eat up space over time.

These are some of the Safari tips we discussed:
• What is a tab?

• How do you close tabs?

• How do you close multiple tabs at once?

• Can you reorder the tabs into a different sequence?

• Can tabs be searched?

• How to load the desktop version of a website

• Should you use an ad blocker?

• What is Private mode?

• How do you switch between Private mode and “regular” mode?

• How to use Reader View — TheMacMommy

• Customizing the share sheet: We recommend moving 1Password (or your password manager app of choice) to the first spot.

• Find on Page

• Bookmarks vs Reading List and the case for each

• Reading List for articles and saving them for offline access

opening a new tab

open Bookmarks

accessing the share sheet

share sheet in iPad landscape view

how to rearrange activities in share sheet

how to change the order of activities

swipe left to close a tab 

Still need more help? Check out the Safari section in this iPhone guide from Apple:

Apps & Gear: 
Google Chrome 
Google Chrome browser app


Mozilla Firefox 
Firefox browser app

Microsoft Edge 
Microsoft Edge app

Puffin Web Browser 
Puffin web browser app

Firefox Focus: Privacy Browser  
Firefox Focus app

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