This tag is for questions relating solely to Safari installed on iOS devices. Questions regarding the desktop version of Safari should use the relevant tag: [tag:safari] for OS X and [tag:safari-windows] for Windows.

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iPad/iPhone on iOS 5 - images don't always load in Safari, just on my network

This question is baffling to say the least, as I'm just not sure how to diagnose where the problem is happening. Here's the problem: when I am connected to my network in the office (but not on other ...
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Detect iOS 9 via feature inference [on hold]

There is a good discussion on how to detect different iOS versions here, however it is up to iOS 8. Is there any beta testers who know how to tell iOS 8 and 9 apart?
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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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Safari cannot open page because iPhone is not connected to Internet

I recently started getting this message "Safari cannot open page because iPhone is not connected to Internet" whenever I leave a Wi-Fi zone. How do I fix this?
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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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can mdm software track websites on an iOS device?

I have SAP Afaria installed on my company iPhone 6 and would like to know if it can track websites visited through Safari.
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Link to App-Store Webpage Without App Redirect

I have an app in the app store and I'm trying to link to it on my webpage. I've got the link working on any standard browser, but when I open the website in WeChat and use the link, it does nothing. ...
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How can I install Safari, without a browser or itunes access?

I do not seem to have Safari on my iPhone 4. I also do not seem to have iTunes installed, or any access to iTunes. I have tried resetting my home-screen layout, but Safari and itunes still are not ...
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How to remove Safari's bar that suggests using dedicated iOS app instead of mobile website

First of all ignore that below screenshot is in Polish. It doesn't matter - I assume that in other languages you have the same situation. Question is simple - in some cases I find using dedicated apps ...
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How do I open a new tab in Mobile Safari?

How do I open a new browser window? Right now I have Safari. I apparently need to get another browser for some complicated reason just to post a moving gif. As you can probably tell, I'm not great ...
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Is there a way to change the typeface used in Safari's “Reader” mode?

The typeface used in Safari's "Reader" mode (on both iOS and OS X) seems to be some form of Palatino, which, while certainly not the worst screen face, isn't the best either. This used to be a ...
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Remove bookmark/reading list/link column in safari on ipad

Updated ipad to 8.1. On safari now I have a bookmark/reading list/link column on left of screen. It takes up about 1/3 of the screen and I want to delete it. I can not figure out how to do so.
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Lost Safari on my iPhone 5

My Safari is no longer showing on my iPhone 5. Where can I find it?
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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 to switch to a tab in mobile Safari without it reloading?

Many times when I'm on Safari on my iPhone and I choose to switch to a new tab, instead of just displaying its contents, it reloads the entire tab. Is there any way to switch to the tab and prevent it ...
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Can I force a cache refresh in Safari running on iOS?

Most Windows desktop browsers utilize the keyboard combination Ctrl + F5 to force a page specific cache refresh. Mac OS X based browsers tend to use Command + R. Is there an equivalent cache refresh ...
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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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Open URL in Safari from Captive Network Assistant.app?

I have made a wifi hotspot captive portal. When a client connects to, I get the Captive Network Assistant.app showing ToS. My question is: Once the client clicks "I accept ToS" button, can be Safari ...
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iOS iPhone Safari freezes and is unresponsive

Safari on my iPhone is completely unusable. It opens fine but when I try to visit an address it freezes. The loading bar sticks at maybe 10%. This happens with any address I type or any search query ...
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How can you see the value of a cookie on an iPhone?

I need to see the value of a cookie in Safari on an iPhone. How do I do this? Note that I'm not asking how to delete a cookie, or how to see that a cookie exists. I'm trying to see the actual data ...
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Disable iOS 8 Safari fullscreen on an iPad

I just upgraded my 4th gen iPad to iOS 8 only to discover that Safari has this annoying behavior whereby scrolling down hides the search bar, bookmarks, navigation buttons and tabs. This is highly ...
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iOS 8: Prevent Safari Mobile from reloading tabs by default

When switching between tabs in Safari Mobile -- Even within a few seconds -- Safari will automatically reload the tab. This will happen more frequently between sessions: Switching between Safari ...
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How can I search bookmarks and history stored on mobile safari within iOS?

Within desktop Safari, one can view and edit bookmarks within a a hiearchical list. For Mobile-Safari running on an iPad: How do you view all bookmarks? How do you search within Bookmarks?
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How can I tell Mobile Safari to stop remembering to never remember my password?

I've changed my mind about having Safari/iCloud Keychain never remember my password for a given website. I'd like to remove that setting and store the password, but I can't find any ability to ...
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The Safari app has disappeared from my iPhone?

I can't find the safari icon on my iphone 4? I have tried resetting home screen layout and that doesn't work. My restrictions button is 'on' and it asks for a password for this button. I don't have ...
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Mobile Safari Redirects to App Store

According to several news stories, the iOS 8 betas included a new feature: Safari now blocks ads from automatically redirecting to the App Store without user interaction. (The last link makes it ...
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Website loads fine in Chrome, but won't load at all in Safari [closed]

I have a local web server running a basic web site. The problem I'm having is that the page loads fine in Chrome, however in Safari it wont load at all. I've tried routing all my traffic through a ...
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iOS Simulator - Safari forcing WWW on URLs

When trying to use Safari on iOS Simulator (I'm running on the latest Yosemite build with about a 2011-ish iMac), WWW is automatically prepended to my urls. I'm trying to debug a site I'm working on ...
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IOS 6 opens RSS feeds in Podcast app - how do I prevent this?

When I click on an RSS feed link in Safari in iOS, instead of opening the RSS page it opens the podcast app, which is not helpful and very annoying. Is there a way to disable this automatic redirect ...
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Some images aren't displayed in Safari Mobile but are when using HTTPS

My website contains some user pictures that weighs about 70kb. Using Safari on Iphone 6, there're some images that aren't displayed (blank content) in HTTP but are in HTTPS. It well works using ...
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How can I edit a long URL in the Safari browser on my iPad 2?

I'd like to be able to edit a long url in the Safari browser on my iPad 2 running iOS 8.1.1. I can select it, but I can't scroll through it to add or delete something on the end. I generally ...
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How to delete one history entry in Safari on iOS?

On iOS, I have the history of Safari. I want to delete some entries one by one. Is this possible ? I have tried going left — to no avail. I have an iPad mini on iOS 7.
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Safari iPhone 6 will not load static website which is hosted on AWS

Currently I am encountering an issue with loading a webpage with Mobile Safari on my iPhone5. The site was just deployed with AWS (Amazon Web Services) here is the link http://www.point.plumbing The ...
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Is there a way to have iOS remember passwords to HTTP authenticated sites?

There's a page I frequently access on my iPhone that's protected by HTTP authentication, and I'm finding it annoying having to type in my username and password every time I want to access it. I tried ...
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Which character encodings does Mobile Safari support?

Which character encodings does Mobile Safari support? I'd like a list that I can verify, if possible. Is it a different list to Desktop Safari? (where they're listed as part of the View menu)
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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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iOS 8 Refresh to load desktop site

I have noted that to view a desktop site in iOS 8 (such as Ask Different) that you need to refresh the page after you clicked on 'request desktop page'. Why do we need to refresh the page when the ...
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Can I see detailed browser history on the iPhone?

I have an iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1. When I go into Safari's History page, I can see my browsing history by day, but I need to know what page I visited two days ago, at a specific time. Is there any way ...
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What are the limits of the history on Safari iOS?

On iOS, what are the limits in Safari's history ? Here are some results of my research so far : On iOS 5, on my original iPad, the history is limited to 1 week. On iOS 7, on my iPad mini, at ...
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Reverse Reading List Order in Safari for iOS

I want to read through my reading list in the order that I add links, but making use of the seamless page to page scrolling functionality requires that I read them starting with the one I added most ...
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Mobile Safari opens tab with window.scrollY set to large negative number, only Smart Banner visible

I'm trying to figure out a very vexing bug (which might well be a mobile Safari issue) where opening a URL from an app is causing the page to load with a large negative scroll value and only the Smart ...
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Is it possible to use custom fonts in Mobile Safari?

I need to install a font in iPad2, and Safari must be able to use it. Is it possible? Solution: I'm developing a iPad2 app using a web wrapper (PhoneGap) and a JS framework (Sencha Touch 2). I need ...
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How to backup and access iOS Safari's reading list?

I have an iPhone, with iOS 7. In Safari, I have a lot of pages saved in the reading list. How can I backup the reading list to a computer and then access it ? On a PC, I have a backup of my iPhone. ...
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iPad suddenly stops in a web page or app and goes to Home screen

My iPad 1 suddenly stops in a webpage or app and goes to the Home screen. This happens in apps that are said to be compatible with iOS 5.1.1. There does not seem to be any special site when it stops ...
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How to search in Safari's history on iOS?

In Safari on my iPad, I want to find all the questions I have visited recently on Ask Different. I type apple.st. Safari suggests me some pages. In Bookmarks and history, Safari gives me at most 5 ...
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ipad1 stops in apps and web pages [duplicate]

My ipad1 stops in slme apps and goes back to my home page and sometimes in web pages. this happens in apps that are said to be compatible with is 5.1.1. There does not seem to be any special site when ...
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How do I clear iOS 8 Safari search history?

Is there any way to clear the search history or remove individual entries from it in Safari on iOS 8? Everything that I've found on the Internet seems to apply to older versions and says to just clear ...
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How do I delete/remove a home screen web link?

I recently created two web links using Safari's "Add to Home Screen" and now it seems to be impossible to remove them. The following has been attempted (from ...
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How to open native youtube app from a video embedded in web page

when I view a page on my iPad and there is a YouTube video embedded, if I click it I can watch it directly within safari. This way, though, I cannot favorite the video, I cannot know the title of it ...
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What is Safari Safe Browsing Data and why does it need to copy every time I sync my iDevice?

Whenever syncing iDevices to iTunes, I always see "Safari Safe Browsing Data" being copied. This naturally sounds alarming. Is Apple tracking my browsing history‽ What exactly is it, and why does it ...