New in iOS 8: View desktop version of websites on iPhone / iPad

Many web sites are optimized for mobile devices (e.g. iPhone and iPad). Although mobile versions of websites can be great, usually these optimized versions offer less functionalities and simpler design layouts than the full (desktop) versions. iOS 8 now lets users request a desktop version of a mobile site. Here is how you can request the […]

Safari Do Not Track settings

The Do Not Track (DNT) feature is a technological mechanism that enables users to inform websites (including advertising networks) that they do not want to be tracked. Safari offers this feature. When the feature is enabled,  Safari will ask web sites not to track you online. iOS: To turn Do Not Track on in Safari for iPhone or […]

iOS 7: How to search for text on a web page

This article explains how to use “Find on Page” in Safari with IOS 7. When you search for text on a particular web page, you’re using a feature named Find on Page. This feature is not new, as it was introduces with iOS 4.2. Before iOS 7, to search for a word / text on a page […]

iPad Safari crashing regularly, how to fix

Several users have reported an issue in which the Safari app on the iPad crashes frequently. Users have also reported especially web sites that use JavaScript heavily cause Safari to unexpectedly quit. If you’re having frequent browser crashes on your iPad, there are a few steps you can take to try to fix your problem. 1. Update […]

iOS: Safari freezes, fix

A number of iPhone/iPad users have reported a problem in which Safari freezes and remains unresponsive. If you are experiencing this issue, please use the steps below to troubleshoot situations in which Safari unexpectedly quits or stops responding (“hangs”, “crashes” or “freezes”). After performing each step, please test to see if your issue is fixed: […]

How to view HTML source code in Safari

You may want to view the HTML source of a web page. This short tutorials explains how to view the source of a webpage: 1. Safari menu > Preferences > Advanced. 2. Check “Show Develop menu in menu bar”. Close Safari’s preferences. 3. Develop menu > Show Page Source OR right click your mouse and select “Show Page Source” […]

How to use Web Inspector on iPad / iPhone to set up remote debugging with Safari

With iOS 6, Apple introduced a new Safari feature called “Web Inspector” for debugging web applications on iOS devices such as the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. This feature can help anybody, especially web developers, find and correct problems with websites. Here is how to use this feature: Turn on Web Inspector on your iDevice […]

Safari bookmarks disappear on iPad/iPhone

Several users have reported that their Safari bookmarks have disappeared. Users have also reported that Safari bookmarks do not appear to be syncing properly. If you’ve suddenly lost your bookmarks, or your bookmarks are not syncing, try closing the Safari app. To do so: Double press the home button. Recently used apps will appear on […]