How To Use Safari On iPhone 6
Learn how to use Safari on your iPhone 6. Use Safari on iPhone to browse the web, use Reading List to collect webpages to read later, and add page icons to the Home screen for quick access. iCloud to see pages you have open on other devices, and to keep your bookmarks, history, and reading list up to date on your other devices.
Search the web
- Search the web. Enter a URL or search term in the field at the top of the page, then tap a search suggestion, or tap Go on the keyboard to search for exactly what you typed. If you don't want to see suggested search terms, go to Settings > Safari, then (under Search) turn off Search Engine Suggestions.
- Quickly search a site you've visited before. Enter the name of the site, followed by your search term. For example enter "wiki enstein" to search Wikipedia for "eninstein. "Go to Settings > Safari > Quick Website Search to turn this feature on or off.
- Have your favorites top the list. Select them in Settings > Safari > Favorites.
- Search the page. Scroll to the bottom of the suggested result list and tap the entry under On This Page. Tap > icon to see the next occurrence on the page.
- Choose your search tool. Go to Settings > Safari > Search Engine.
Browse the web
- Look before you leap. To see the URL of a link before you go there, touch and hold the link.
- Open a link in a new tap. Touch and hold the link, then tap Open in New Tab. If you'd rather open new pages in the background, go to Settings > Safari > Open Links.
- Browse open tabs. Tap Tap icon. To close a tab, tap ? in the upper-left corner, or swipe the tab to the left.
- View tabs open on your other devices. If you turn on Safari in Settings > iCloud, you can view tabs that you have open on your other devices. Tap , scroll to the list at the bottom of the page.
- View recently closed tabs. Touch and hold +.
- Get back to the top. Tap the top edge to the screen to quickly return to the top of a ling page.
- See more. Turn iPhone to landscape orientation.
- See the latest. Tap Reload icon to the address in the search field to update the page.
- Se a tab's history. Touch and hold < or >.
- View the desktop version of a site. If you want to see the full desktop version of a site instead of the mobile version tap the search field pull down the display of your favorites, then tap request Desktop Site.
- Bookmark the current page. Tap ( or touch and hold Bookmark icon), then tap Add Bookmark.
- View your bookmarks. Tap Bookmark icon, then tap bookmark icon.
- Get organized. To create a folder for bookmark, tap Bookmark icon, then tap Edit.
- Add a webpage to your favorites. Open the page, tap the search field, drag down, then tap Add to Favorites.
- Quickly see your favorite and frequently visited sites. Tap the search field to see your favorites. Scroll down to see frequently visited sites.
- Edit your favorites. Tap the search field, then touch and hold a page or folder. You can delete the item, or edit it to rename or move it.
- Choose which favorites appear when you tap the search field. Go to Settings > Safari > Favorites.
- Bookmarks bar on your Mac? Go to Settings > iCloud then turn on Safari if you want items form the bookmarks, bar in Safari on your Mac to appear in favorites on iPhone.
- Save an icon for the current page on your Home Screen. Tap then tap Add to Home Screen. The icon appears only on the device where you create it.
Save a reading list for later
- Save interesting items in your reading list so you can revisit them later. You can read pages in you reading list even when you're not connected to the Internet.
- Add the current page to your reading list. Tap then tap Add to Reading list.
- Add a linked page without opening it. Touch and hold the link, then tap Add to Reading List.
- Delete something from your reading list. Swipe left on the item in your reading list.
- Don't want to use cellular data to download reading list items? Go to Settings > Safari, then turn off Use Cellular Data.
Shared links and subscriptions
You can view links shared from social media, such as Twitter, or feeds from your subscriptions.
- View shared links and subscriptions. Tap Bookmark icon, then tap @.
- Subscribe to a feed. Go to a site that provides a subscription feed, tap tap Add to Shared links then confirm by tapping Add to Shared Links.
- Delete a subscription. Tap @, tap Subscriptions below the list of your shared links then tap - icon next to the subscription you want to delete.
Fill in forms
Whether youre logging in to a website, signing up for a service, or making a purchase, you can fill in a web form using the onscreen keyboard or have Safari fill it in for you using AutoFill.
- Tired of always having to log in? When you've asked if you want to save the password for the site, tap Yes. The next time you visit, your user name and password will be filled in for you.
- Fill in a form. Tap any field to bring up to the on screen keyboard. Tap < or > above the on screen keyboard to move from field to field.
- Fill it in automatically. Go to Settings > Safari > Passwords & AutoFill, then on Use contact Info. Then, tap AutoFill above the on screen keyboard when youre filling in the form. Note all website support AutoFill.
- Add a credit card for purchases. Go to Settings > Safari > Passwords & AutoFill > Saved Credit Cards > Add Credit Card. To enter the information without typing it, tap Use Camera, then hold iPhone above the card so that the image of the card fits in the frame. You can also a credit card by accepting when Safari offer to save it when you make an online purchase. SeeHow To Use iCloud Keychain.
- Use your credit card information. Look for the AutoFill Credit Card button above the onscreen keyboard whenever you're in vredit card field. Your card's security card isn't stored, so you still enter that yourseld. If you're not using a passcode for iPhone you might want to start, see How To use passcode data protection.
- Submit a form. Tap Go Search or the link on the webpage.
Avoid clutter with Reader
Use Safari Reader to focus on a pages primary content.
- Focus on content. Tap Menu icon at the left end of the address field. If you don't see the icon, Reader isn't available for the page youre looking at.
- Share just the good stuff. To Share just the article text and link to it tap while viewing the page in Reader.
- Return to the full page. Tap The reader icon in the address field again.
Privacy and security
You can adjust Safari settings to keep your browsing activities to yourself and protect yourself from malicious websites.
- Want to keep a low profile? Go to Settings > Safari then turn on Do Not Track. Safari will ask websites you visit not to track your browsing but beware a website can choose not to honour the request.
- Control cookies. Go to Settings > Safari > Block Cookies. To remove cookies already on iPhone, go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.
- Let Safari create secure passwords and store them for you. Tap the password field when creating a new account, and Safari will offer to create a password for you.
- Erase your browsing history and data from iPhone. Go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.
- Visit sites without making history. Tap Private. Sites you visit wont appear in iCloud Tabs or be added to History on your iPhone. To put away your private sites, tap, then tap Private again. You can close the pages, or keep them for viewing the next time you use Private Browsing Mode.
- Watch for suspicious websites. Go to Settings > Safari, then turn on Fraudulent Website Warning.
Go to Settings > Safari, where you can:
- Choose your search engine and configure search result
- provide AutoFill information
- Choose which favorites are displayed when you search
- Have links open in a new page or in the background
- Block pop-ups
- Tighten privacy and security
- Clear your history and website data
- Choose whether to use cellular data for Reading List items
- Configure other advanced settings.