Safari is a web browser created and designed by Apple from scratch, using the engine which can be developed called web kit. It is an open source, so anyone can develop the browser based on this engine. In the guide below, there are 4 ways to Maximize Safari App on iPhone and iPad.
Safari has been introduced to the public through Safari beta version for desktop (for Mac) in 7th January 2003. It’s one of the best web browser for the desktop, and their web kit engine has been used to build the famous browser that belongs to Google, called Chrome browser.
Safari mobile version for iOS was introduced for the first time together with the announcement of the iPhone original on 9th January 2007. Steve Jobs labeled it as the first true mobile browser who can render an HTML page like a desktop, but in the mobile device and until this time, Safari still exists as most used mobile browser based on data from netmarketshare.
How To Maximize Safari App on iPhone and iPad
The questions are: “Has iOS user maximized this Safari?”
“How can we maximize this mobile browser on our iPhone/iPod touch?”
I will try to share some tips and tricks for Safari on iPhone/ iPod touch..
Request Desktop Site
As default, Safari can request website in the mobile version, but there’s a time we need a website in desktop version. Request Desktop Site is a feature that allows us to request and render website to a desktop version on Safari. I will guide you, and I will provide pictures as well, to make things easier and simpler for you (note: not all websites allow this request, sometime there are websites that want to keep their mobile version although we request its desktop version).
For example, I want to open www.yahoo.com. Safari on default, will request mobile version of that website. To make Request Desktop Version appears, tap URL bar. Then swipe downwards to reveal the feature as you can see below. Tap Request Desktop Site, and Safari will request that website to the desktop site version.
Add to Favorite
Sometimes we found a new and interesting web site. Instead of searching it over on history browsing, there’s one far better option. We can add the website link as favorites. The first steps are similar like in the ones I mentioned above, but this time choose Add to Favorite.
Next, on the Add Bookmark window you can edit the website name (1) and Location (2) which is a place to store the link (as default, there are 2 places to store, in Favorite and in Folder Bookmarks. The plus point, if we store the link in Favorite than Bookmark is the way that link appear under URL bar when we tap that bar, or to open a new tab.
Find word on This Site
Sometimes, we want to find a certain word on the website quickly. We can do that by tapping the URL bar, type the word on the bar tab, then we can see the result in “On This Page” part. You can see the example on the picture below. I want to find a word “air” on the website
Then, when we tap Find “air”, Safari will show us the first word directly, and you can jump to the second word and so on by tapping arrow sign.
Long Press Dot ( . ) Key
When typed URL on URL bar, we often type a website address with ( .com), (.org), etc. Actually, we don’t need to type that tail, because if we press and hold the dot ( .) key on the keyboard, it will add common characters to the website addresses.
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