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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: [safari] for macOS and [safari-windows] for Windows.

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Remove link from Safari home page on iPad

I have an iPad and also a desktop computer, creatively named "John iMac 2017". When I open up Safari on the iPad, the homepage has a section "From John iMac 2017" which includes a ...
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How to always Show IP Address (disable Private Relay) for a specific website?

I want to use my iPad & iPhone to access a website that is behind a firewall and is only accessible to IP addresses on a whitelist. I can do this temporarily, for a single tab only, by: Load the ...
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iOS DNS falls back to cell network to work around filtering?

I have my home wireless router configured to use Cloudlfare's 1.1.1.3 for DNS, which is intended to block malware and porn sites. With previous versions of iOS this seemed to work. I've noticed that ...
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DNS works differently in Private Browsing on iOS 17

Since upgrading to iOS 17, I've noticed I'm no longer able to visit my home server from my home network when in Private Browsing Mode in Safari. I'm fairly sure that the issue is that Safari is doing ...
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Cannot login on ChatGPT mobile website (chat.openai.com) on iOS 14/iPadOS 14

I used to use the mobile site (chat.open.com) just fine. However, starting from two weeks ago, all the browsers on my iPhone (iOS 14) and iPad (iPadOS 14) cannot log into my chatGPT account ...
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Privacy settings do not allow shortcut to load external web content

Since updating to iOS 17, some of my Shortcuts fail to work on some web pages in Safari (only). For example I have a shortcut to use Mail to send the current webpage to me, but now on about have the ...
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Files app has some screenshots from Safari that wasn’t screenshot

I have an iPhone 11 with the latest update and everything. But recently I noticed in my Files, there are several long screenshots from some sites I frequent, specifically comic websites and art ...
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Safari's frequently visited sites: showing never visited sites, which appear again and again after deletion

I dislike the frequently visited sites feature when I can't purge a site I feel shouldn't have space in the list. There is a shop's web site I visited once. Now this shop continues to be listed as a ...
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What are the consequences of disabling the experimental feature NSURLSession WebSocket in Safari?

I was told to disable the NSURLSession Websocket experimental feature to work around a claimed Safari bug. Doing so did solve my problem, but I want to make sure it doesn't have any unintended ...
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Is it possible to use web inspector on XCode's iPhone emulator?

I have an issue that happens only on iPhone (not Safari desktop) and need to inspect the HTML code for a page. On an actual iPhone, I can go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > "Web ...
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Why is baidu.com inaccessible from my iPhone browser if I have “Prevent Cross-Site Tracking” turned on?

Since 2018 or so, I have noticed that my iPhone (12 to now 14) has been unable to access baidu.com, on both the Safari and Chrome browser. I had previously deleted cookies but saw the same thing, “...
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Can Safari on iOS be made to respect the "Text Size" control in Control Center?

Currently, if I use the Text Size control in Control Center to change the size of text in iOS, web pages rendered by Safari do not seem to be rescaled. Is there a way to make Safari's scaling/sizing ...
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Does deleting a file in Safari downloads also deletes it in Files app?

This morning (Sat Mar 18 2023), I downloaded a very important file to Safari downloads (shows an circle with a down arrow in it in the toolbar next to the address bar). I have read it (it's a .docx) ...
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Enabling 120 fps on mobile Safari

I just recently discovered that you can enable 120 fps animation on macOS Safari by following these steps: In Safari, go to Preferences > Advanced and check Show Develop in menu bar Develop > ...
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Safari iCloud tab sync leaves a "phantom tab"

Mac (13.1) Safari tab sync popup accurately reflects the tabs on my iPhone (iOS 16.2) BUT always displays (brings back) the same phantom tab I visited a few months ago and haven't revisited. No amount ...
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How to fix mobile safari address bar floating in the wrong place?

I have an iPhone 13, iOS v 16.1.1, and the address bar in safari floats over the navigation controls. See attached screen shot. I can still hit the buttons but the hit box is very thin. The refresh ...
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How can I “fix” iPadOS Safari that is extremely slow in loading webpages?

I got a new iPad from Apple to replace mine that got water damaged. I restored from my backup and things have been mostly fine. But Safari is killing me. I can open bookmarks to sites like ...
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Why is Safari automatically accessing the log-in details of another app?

The other day, I logged in to a Google account with the YouTube app on iOS. Later, while doing a Google search, I noticed the Google account's profile in the corner, despite me never signing in to ...
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Sharing website in Books (= printing as pdf) does not work anymore in Safari, crashing the website. How to save a pdf of the website to Books?

On my iPhone 7, roughly till 2021, I used to print Safari websites that I wanted to save as a whole pdf by just sharing it with Books. I stopped doing so after switching to another browser, but now, I ...
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Make iPad trust my HTTPS certificate signed by CA that I created and have added to iPad

Everything is in my LAN. I created a CA certificate using XCA. On Windows and Android, I could install the CA's ".cer" file system-wise. Chrome-based browsers said that the HTTPS certificate ...
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How do I disable the hiding of Safari buttons in iOS 15.6.1?

The Safari buttons some times hides themselves: Is there a way to disable the hiding?
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Disable pull to refresh in Safari

Safari on iOS 15.5 (iPhone 8) seems to have the pull to refresh feature baked into every tab for every web page. This is incredibly annoying, counter-productive and just a bad design choice for all ...
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Should most recently closed tabs be hidden at the top of the list?

I've been trying to effectively use the list of recently closed tabs in Safari in iOS (15.5) for quite some time now, but I never seem to recognize any of my most recently closed tabs there. I've then ...
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iOS Safari address bar suggests URL's I haven't visited

Over the last couple of months I've noticed that when I start typing in the address/search bar in Safari on my iPhone it will sometimes auto-complete with websites that I haven't visited. But Search ...
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Safari on iOS 15.5 constantly closes all my tabs

Ever since upgrading from 15.4 to 15.5 iOS Safari closes all my tabs in my default tab group whenever it feels like it. Mostly in conjunction with opening a link from another app. Everything worked ...
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Shortcuts on iPadOS/iOS: How to view untyped text files in Mobile Safari?

On my iPad/iPhone, I have been searching for a solution for viewing text files from websites that do not offer a .txt extension when clicking to view a document. A filename is provided, but without ...
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How to stop an once-visited website from appearing in Safari search bar?

On my iPhone, this website at the top of the search bar keeps appearing despite my attempts to clear it from the suggestions. Clearing history and website data doesn’t help. I wonder if creating a ...
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My unsynced Safari Tabs on macOS Monterey disappeared after using my iPad, is there a way to recover?

I'm on the latest version of Monterey and latest version of iPadOS I opened a few dozen tabs in Safari over the week so I decided to put them all into my main tab group, which already had a few tabs ...
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Edit home screen bookmark link or preserve cookies

I have been playing Wordle through a home screen bookmark I made via Safari. The site says the old link (that currently forwards to the NYT site) will be retired in June, so I assume my bookmark will ...
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How do I view the TLS certificate in iOS 15 Safari?

How do I view the TLS certificate in iOS 15 Safari? I tried every button on the tool bar, and still couldn't find the view cert option.
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On my Wi-Fi network, a Safari URL that contains an IP address is always redirected to Google search

When connected to my Wi-Fi network, my iPhone (iOS 15.4.1) always opens Google search when I use Safari to try to connect to my local website using an IP address like https://192.168.1.1:3000. This ...
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Syncing opened Safari tab groups between devices

If I have two iPhones/iPads, should I be able to see the same Safari tab groups on both of them? Based on what I have seen online, it sounds like I should. However, it does not seem to be the case for ...
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iPad pro 2021: "you cannot install <x> from your computer. Please visit this link from Safari browser on your iPhone, iPad or iPod."

I'm trying to open a particular link to download an app in Safari on an iPad pro. I keep getting the message: "you cannot install from your computer. Please visit this link from Safari browser ...
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How do I open a .webarchive in iOS Safari?

My goal is to save (mobile) webpages so that I can comfortably read them offline in iOS 14 on an iPhone. So far I've tried: Asking the Safari reading list to save them offline, making sure to enable ...
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Audio playback in Safari stops when device locked or Safari loses focus in iOS and iPadOS 15

In iOS and iPadOS 15.1, audio playback in Safari stops on certain web sites as soon as the Safari app loses focus (for example, if you switch apps, or return to the Home Screen), or if the device is ...
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iOS: Safari "could not establish a secure connection to the server"

When I try to access our dev sites, I get this error on my iPhone X running the latest general release of iOS 15. Now 15.1. Safari cannot open the page because it could not establish a secure ...
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The max amount of tab groups (safari 15+)

We know safari already has a max limit of 500 tabs total, and with the new iOS 15 update, the number of tabs you currently have open is nicely displayed. However, iOS 15 also introduced tab groups, ...
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No list of all open Safari windows/tabs on other devices in iOS 15.0 or Safari 15

I used to be able to access all open windows on my Mac on my iPhone (or iPad) and vice versa (via the tabs button). Unfortunately, ever since I installed Safari 15.0 on my Mac and iOS 15 (and iPad OS ...
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How to change the end of a URL in iOS Safari?

When I am on a page in Safari, e.g. https://example.com/somewhat-long-url/page-1 what's the fastest way to go to a different page: https://example.com/somewhat-long-url/page-22 Clicking the URL ...
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How do I remove an autocomplete suggestion from mobile Safari's address bar?

(Similar to this question, but for iOS Safari instead of macOS Safari) A site I used to frequently visit keeps appearing as the Top Hit in mobile Safari's autocomplete bar. I would like to remove the ...
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Keyboard predictions when typing in Safari address bar (iPhone)

When typing something into the search / address bar in Safari or Firefox, the predictions and autocorrect are disabled. This means I don't get suggestions to complete the current word I'm typing ...
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Remove Facebook apps sidebar in iPad browsers

Is there any way to remove or hide the sidebar on apps.facebook.com in an iPad browser? I found questions like this one: https://superuser.com/questions/783581/whats-an-easy-way-to-remove-the-facebook-...
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How to view page source in Safari browser on an iPhone?

I thought there'd be an easy way to do this, but I may have been wrong. How can I view the source for a web page using Safari browser on an iPhone?
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How to view a website as it appears on mobile safari from desktop safari?

On chrome on desktop, it's easy to view a website as it appears when viewed on chrome on many other devices. That is, simply cmd + option + j to open dev tools, then clicking on the 'Toggle Device ...
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What causes the BBC News site to scroll up like this?

On both my iPhone and iPad (both up to date with iOS/iPadOS 14.3), if I am browsing BBC News in Safari, whenever I browse back to the main page the browser window immediately scrolls straight back up ...
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Safari (iPhone, MacBook) gives NSURLErrorDomain:-1017

I face the issue that Safari returns the error: cannot parse response (NSURLErrorDomain:-1017) I tested it on different iPhones and one MacBook. iPhone XS & 11 (iOS 14.3). MacBook Pro BigSur. ...
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mp4 H264 video won't play in iPhone safari

I have a video hosted online, and when I try to open it with Safari, it won't play (I got a crossed paly icon). When I put this video on the iCloud drive and open it with the Files app, it plays ...
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Purpleair.com map doesn't display on iPhone

The webpage Purpleair.com contains a link to a map displaying realtime reports of air quality. The map is located here. The map displays correctly on Safari 13.1.2 running under macOS Catalina. The ...
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On ios how do i save the full url to home screen?

Safari iOS doesnt save the relative URL (start_url) due to / setting in the manifest json. Is there a way to fix this so that i get the full url (not header url) that i currently have open in Safari ...
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How do I copy a Google search URL in iOS Safari?

I’m writing a Stack Exchange answer from my iPhone, and I want to include a Google search URL. How can I copy the URL of the search results from iOS Safari? Going up to the address bar and tapping “...
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