If you use Safari on your iPhone or iPad, then here is Few Things you Should know About Safari. Today, we will show you how to adjust your Safari settings on your iOS device.
Safari on iOS has quite a few settings you will want to peruse. Many of these may never need adjusting, but it is still nice to know what they all do in case you ever need to change anything.
Today we want to go through each of Safari’s settings on iOS and explain briefly what they all do. Hopefully by the time we’re done, you’ll have a more complete understanding of them.
The first thing you will need to do is tap open the Settings on your iPhone or iPad and then tap “Safari”. The topmost Safari setting you will see are the Search settings.
At the top is the “Search Engine” setting. By default, it is set to use Google, but you can change it to Yahoo, Bing, or DuckDuckGo.
Next, you can turn off any search engine suggestions you might see, which means you won’t see suggestions as you type in search terms. Also, if you don’t want Safari to make website suggestions, then turn off the Safari Suggestions feature.
The Quick Website Search option will display the top website suggestion as you type, and if you leave “Preload Top Hit” enabled, then Safari will automatically preload the first result in your search suggestions.
Let’s next take a look at the General settings. The first option at the very top is “Passwords”.
In the AutoFill settings, you can have Safari automatically fill in forms with your personal information, which you can edit by tapping on “My Info”.
You also have the option of automatically using a saved credit card, such as the one you might use for Apple Pay.
Looking through the General options further, you can choose whether you want frequently visited sites to appear on a new tab page.
Under the favorites option, you can choose which folder appears when you access your favorites.
Finally, rounding out the general settings, there is an option to open links in a new tab or in the background. The last option, but you’ll probably want to leave enabled, is to block pop-ups.
Privacy & Security
Next we find ourselves on the options Privacy & Security. This is quite simple and should be fairly easy to explain. The first item is “Do Not Track” option, which means that the website with the tracking cookie will be limited in how much they can track your browsing habits.
Under the “Block Cookies” option, you can decide how strict the rules and policies of your cookie. By default, it is set to “Allow me Visit website”, which is probably the highest you want to go if you want to retain a large part of the function when you surf the Internet.
that “fraudulent Web site warning” appears when Safari has found a suspected phishing website, so you’ll definitely want to leave this enabled.
Finally, if you want to clear your history, cookies and other browsing data, then that option is available in “Clear History website data” at the bottom of the list.
The option data website will allow you to see how many websites store data in the device and, if desired, clear it. This is no different from the “Clear History data” above, except that here only clear website data, leaving his record intact.