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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Open links in their respective apps?

It used to be that if I clicked a web link to an NYTimes article from Safari, the article would open in the NYTimes app. At some point, I must have changed this setting, and now, NYTimes links open in ...
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Safari caches old pages?

I have been having this problem probably ever since I bought my iMac. The Safari browser exhibits weird behaviour when I often navigate to a certain webpage. I do a lot of website development so ...
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Which 1Blocker “Block Comments” rules do I need to disable in order to re-enable Reddit commenting?

I recently updated my blocking rules in 1Blocker (a popular iOS 9 Safari content blocker), and something is now blocking my ability to use Reddit normally. I already figured out that I needed to ...
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Force wider viewport size in iOS Safari?

Is there any way in iOS Safari (or third party app) to force a larger viewport? I'm fine scrolling around a website to see content but I'm not fine with sites hiding content when I use a narrower than ...
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Which device uses “Mobile Safari UIWebView” as the browser name?

In looking at the browser name from our internal web stats I see "Mobile Safari UIWebView". What device does that represent? We record "mobile safari" separately (and is used 5 or 6 times more). ...
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Can't dismiss Twitter for Web's popups in Mobile Safari in iOS 8

I tend to read Twitter from the Web, using Mobile Safari in iOS 8 (for Iphone). A few weeks ago, I stopped being able to dismiss the popups (cookies warning, "Open this on the Twitter app", etc.) that ...
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How to clear ALL items from Safari's reading list?

How to clear ALL items from Safari's reading list? I have 100's of items in the list so do not want do do them individually. I tried removing Bookmarks.plist in ~/Library/Safari/ which deletes the ...
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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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Suggested links not loading on Safari on my iPhone 6 [duplicate]

I am having a problem with Safari, I can type what I want into the search box and all the suggestions come up. However when I try to click on a link, nothing happens. I have read on here that others ...
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Why does iOS insist on using my Facebook email address?

I fill out webforms on my iphone fairly often. I use autocomplete to speed this process along, and it works pretty well for the most part. However, for some reason, it always insists on using an ...
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How to stop iPad/Safari from treating certain numbers as 'phone numbers' in CSV file?

My java based web application will download csv file which contains numbers. But these numbers are hyperlinked when i view the csv file in Ipad. I found this meta tag as solution but i am not able to ...
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What's the difference between the Safari iOS cookie settings?

On mobile Safari there are 4 settings for cookies: Always block Allow from current website only Allow from websites I visit Always allow #1 makes sense but I am unable to distinguish the 3 ...
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How to enable cookies and JavaScript on iPad 3

I have a site that is working sometimes. I know that I have JavaScript and cookies already. I also that one if them need to be updated. I turned off cookies in setting in safari. Now that site said ...
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Macbook not showing Safari tabs from mobile devices

I use a Macbook Air, iPhone, and iPad. Why aren't my open tabs in Safari on my iPhone not showing up on Safari on the Macbook?
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Hide bookmarks bar on iOS

I am using iPad and the bookmarks bar takes up too much space on screen. I want to remove but cannot figure out how.
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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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Safari on my iPhone 5s will not work

If i click on safari icon it flashes up on the screen and then goes down again. I have reset network settings and turned the phone off and on.
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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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What, if any, options are there for full web (rather than mobile-based) semantics for an iPad Pro be based?

I am the not-entirely-proud owner of a new iPad Pro. The screen size is comparable to a perhaps slightly low-end midsize laptop, and larger than netbook range (which run standard OSes and standard ...
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Save downloaded file to iCloud Drive with Safari on iOS8

I would like to download a simple text file using Safari on my iPad and save it to iCloud Drive. However, there is no "Open in..." options in Safari to save to iCloud Drive. I have an iPad2 with iOS8 ...
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Mobile-Safari stopped asking me to update passwords

I use a wifi hotspot where, after I connect, I have to fill in my username and password in a loginscreen. My username stays the same, but the password changes quite often. Safari used to detect ...
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Export cached webpage in Safari

I have a webpage cached in Safari in iOS. The website isn't available anymore. Is there an option to export the website somehow? I don't have AirPrint ...
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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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How can I visit an IP address on Mobile Safari?

I am on iOS 7.0.4 on an iPhone 5. I type in a IP address on my local network, 192.168.11.18, in my Safari address bar, and Safari completely ignores the fact that it is a host I am wanting to visit. ...
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Increase font size of web pages on iPad?

Can you increase the font size for web pages on an iPad using the default safari browser?
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iPhone 6 and iPad picking up different location settings for search and ads

iPad and iPhone think they're in a different country. All ads and searches default to Hong Kong. I have checked my location setting on each device and they're set for Australia and I've cleared the ...
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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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Can you force a mobile site on your iPhone to show full desktop view?

Is there a way to force websites, when browsing them on your phone, to go into full desktop view? For instance, when I go to the NASCAR website on my phone, it displays a mobile version. But the ...
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What is “private browsing” used for?

What is it when you are in "private" from the home screen? What does private browsing do for me and what are the pros and cons in using it?
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Youtube in background

In iOS 9.0.1, I can no longer use the control center play/pause button to force play Youtube in the background while open in Safari. I can see the name of the video, but if i click "play" the button ...
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In Safari, how can I allow a site to locate me, after I have refused?

In Safari on iOS 8 on my iPad, I went to a page on the site www.castorama.fr. The page wanted to locate me. So Safari asked me, and I refused (too quickly). Now, I want to accept. 1) How can I ...
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Safari's Request Desktop Version of webpage missing in iOS 9

iOS 8 added a great feature in Safari: if one visited a webpage, and then tapped the search bar on top (to get to the bookmarks page), then swiped down, the user would see the option to "Request ...
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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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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 ...