Mobile Safari is a web browser created by Apple and included in iOS.

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On the iPad, how do I tell what version of Mobile Safari I have?

I'd like to know what precise version of Mobile Safari the iPad I'm using has. Is there any way to find out (preferably from the device itself)? There doesn't seem to be any menu in Safari Mobile, and ...
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Is there any way to globally or — at least persistently — kill OnSwipe for iPad browsing?

So, web browsing on the iPad has its quirks and drawbacks, but the one that stands head and shoulders above all others for me is the abomination that is OnSwipe, and especially its incarnation as a ...
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How can I turn on the browser's cookie functionality?

After I changed my Gmail password (on a PC), and try to login (with both the new and old password) on the iPod Touch, the browser shows: Your browser's cookie functionality is turned off. Please ...
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Is there a quicker way to clear cache on Safari mobile?

Is there a quicker way to clear cache in Safari on iPhone besides going to Settings -> Safari -> Clear Cache?
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Prevent mobile Safari from loading the last page when started

Whenever I open Safari on both my iPhone and iPad, it starts loading the last webpage that I visited in the past, which is not very convenient. Is there a way to stop it from doing this?
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Downloading and uploading files through Safari iOS

I am aware that iPad does not have a file-system in traditional sense. I want to know how Safari for iOS behaves when trying to download/upload files from/to a website. Suppose I go to ...
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How do I un-trust or remove blacklisted root CAs from mobile Safari on my iPhone or iPad?

The DigiNotar root CA has been compromised and has been blacklisted by Mozilla and Chrome. I've already un-trusted their root CA in Keychain on my OS X devices, but how can I do something similar on ...
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can I upload photos through mobile safari? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to upload files to a website from Safari on iPhone? I am designing a website. I want users to be able to upload photos from their iPhone to my website, as ...
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Can you add a specific link to IOS homescreen?

I have a vbulletin forum I frequent in which I'd like to place a link to the "new posts" search on my homescreen. Anyone familiar with vbulletin knows this is a url with search.php?do=getnew , once ...
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Importing vCards from a website into iOS’s Contacts.app [closed]

I have a web page with tables full of people & their contact information. I started writing a pairing of php & javascript to automagically generate vCards (*.vcf) for each contact. Half way ...
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Mobile safari won't login to websites on iPad

My wife's iPad 1 will no longer log into website accounts e.g. Amazon when using mobile safari, it just refreshes back to the log in page. She can get into these sites through the google app though ...
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Does Mobile Safari have an image file size limit?

I'm developing a website which contains, by its nature, very large images. When testing on an iPad, I'm noticing that any image on the page larger than 2MB is not showing up, just showing the dreaded ...
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Is there a plugin to block ads in Mobile Safari?

Is there any plugin to block ads in iPhone, iPad's Safari like Ad Block Plus is available for Firefox (Desktop)? Without jailbreaking.
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iPhone Safari formatting

In previous versions of Mobile Safari, when I used Google Reader on my iPhone and clicked through to open an article on the New York Times or another news site, it would open in a mobile-optimized ...
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Why does iPhone navigation bar disappear when browsing certain sites?

When I click on the Facebook bookmark I saved to my home screen, m.facebook.com appears in Safari but the navigation bar at the bottom and the URL bar at the disappear. At first I thought I was ...
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iPhone Safari: Clearing the cache does not seem to be enough

I'm developing a mobile website and am using an iPhone for testing it. One of the .jpgs used was faulty and displayed as a black rectangle in the iPhone's Safari browser. The code was then changed and ...
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Confirming rendering behavior of this jsFiddle tabs example on an iPad 2

I would be very grateful if someone with access to the new iPad2 could confirm whether the [Glossary] tab in the jsFiddle link here is truncated around the letter -G- or -H- or is being completely ...
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How can I capture a screenshot of an entire webpage in iPhone's Safari browser?

How to capture screenshot of entire webpage in iPhone's Safari browser like I can take in my Desktop with Help of Firefox Addon called Fireshot?
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How to enable the iOS spell checker in Mobile Safari?

The iOS spell checker works for me in all the iOS applications, but it doesn't seem to work for text I type in a text area in Mobile Safari. For instance, spelling errors are underlined in red for ...
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Maximum dimensions of Mobile Safari viewport on iPhone 4

I need to know the maximum width and height of the viewport in Mobile Safari, iPhone 4, without the height of the statusbar on top and the bar with the forward/back/bookmarks bar at the bottom.
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Site Blocker for Mobile Safari Google Searches

Is there a way to block content scraper sites from Google searches on Mobile Safari? I would like something like the "Personal Blocklist" now available for Google Chrome.
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Can I stop mobile Safari from opening my bookmarks whenever I start the app?

Whenever I start Safari on my iPhone it insists on bringing up the last bookmarks folder I happened to be in. Is there a way to disable this behaviour and just have it present me with an empty page ...
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Does Safari for iOS 4.2.1 support WebGL?

Does iOS 4.2.1, the latest release at the time of this question, support WebGL?
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How can I tell when Safari on iPad is using HTTPS

Safari hides the protocol part of the URL (HTTP or HTTPS) in the address bar. When I'm purchasing something on the Internet, I like to check that I'm using HTTPS when entering credit card details or ...
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Infinite Safari history on iPad?

I really don't like to bookmark things (on iPad or other platforms) but just type a few relevent letters that bring the right site from browser history as a suggestion. However, on iPad I noticed that ...
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Why does Safari cache old pages on iPhone even after you've downloaded the new page?

This may be a problem specific to Reddit.com, but I find that if I follow a link to another site on mobile safari and hit back, that only part of the time will I see the latest copy of the page. A ...
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How can I view the full name of drop down items on iOS?

For a dropdown list on a website, iOS shows only the first few characters and then ellipses for items with a long name. Is it possible to somehow see the full text of each item?
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In iOS 4.2, how do you search within a web page in Safari?

I already have it installed (the gold master), but I can't for the life of me figure out how to search a page.
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Why does Safari on the iPhone sometimes display a broken play image for YouTube videos?

Sometimes I get this "cannot play" image instead of a YouTube video. The video looks normal on a computer, so I'm not sure why this happens. Reloading the page in Safari doesn't help. Here's the ...
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Can I block ads on a (jailbroken) iPad?

I am about to buy an iPad, and was using a friend's device recently. I noticed all these multi-colour intrusive square things I'm completely unused to seeing because I've been using Adblock Plus for ...
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How to stop iPad/Safari from treating certain numbers as 'phone numbers'?

I've got some pages on an intranet that show numerical rates to 4 decimal places, eg 147.1453. When these pages are viewed on an iPad, some of these rates appear underlined and clicking on them causes ...
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How do I suppress the address bar in mobile Safari?

When I add the Nibbble web app to my iPhone home page, it not only installs an icon, but when run, also hides all of the mobile Safari chrome. How does it achieve this?
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When does Safari on iPhone change the text size when the orientation changes?

I've noticed that when I am browsing a web page in Safari on the iPhone and change the orientation from portrait to landscape, sometimes the text size and/or wrapping changes. For example, in ...