Questions tagged [mobile-safari]

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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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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Why Might an iPhone Crash and Reboot in Safari?

A few days ago I accidentally clicked an ad in Safari on my iPhone (iOS 15.4.1) which sent the browser through a long chain of redirects, and then the device rebooted. I've heard in the past about ...
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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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Safari on iOS crashes, white screen

When I open Safari, it shows white screen for a few seconds, and then crashes. I did the delete websites data in Settings, and restart, but they didn’t help. I have the latest iOS, 15 point something. ...
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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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Unsync iCloud Safari browser history

I am trying to unsync iCloud Safari browser history across devices. I have turned off Safari in iCloud on both iOS and MacOS, and i pushed to delete iCloud Safari-data on iPhone. Still, my browsing ...
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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 revert tabs after arranging

In the new update, you can arrange tabs in alphabetical order by title or by website, but after you cannot go back to the original order. As someone with tons of tabs, rearranging them individually is ...
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How can I delete thousands of Reading List items on iOS Safari at once?

I added a bunch of URLs to my reading list from my Mac and there is apparently some kind of bug as I now have thousands upon thousands of duplicate entries in my iPhone's (iOS 14.8) reading list. How ...
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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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iOS Safari versions

I'm trying to find out what versions of Safari exist on a specific iOS version. For example - I'd like to know which Safari versions exist on iOS 14. According to this list here on Wikipedia: https://...
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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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Is it possible to sync Safari tabs between two Macs and have the tabs layout identical between each machine?

Is it possible to sync Safari tabs between two Macs and have the tabs layout identical between each machines? I know you can have something that shoes the tabs open on an iPhone or iPad like: But ...
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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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Why are emojis replacing website icons in safari?

I have a iPhone 8 and I noticed a few months ago that when I go on certain websites such as ESPN, specific symbols such as the recruit rating stars has been replaced by random Emojis. I’m not sure why ...
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"Add to Home Screen" saves wrong URL

I saved a web application to my home screen, but the icon on the home screen opens a different URL. Somehow the URL of the bookmark that was saved to the home screen does not match the URL that was in ...
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Prevent saved home screen icons opening a browser without address bar?

I browse using Safari on my iPad. I find an interesting web page. I save a link to the page via “Add to Home screen”. Nice icon, all seems well. Later, I “click” the icon. The page opens in the ...
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iPad opening downloaded document in wrong app

I have downloaded some word documents off safari, but when I try and open them, they open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, rather than Microsoft Word. Is there anything I can do to resolve this issue, and ...
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When using Private Browsing within Mobile Safari, is any data saved to the iOS filesystem?

In previous desktop-based browsers that I've used, when activating their built-in Private Browsing mode I'm used to the fact that as soon as the Private Browsing window is closed, all of the tabs that ...
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Debugging iPad Pro using MacBook

We would like to test and debug problems with our website when it is viewed using the latest iPad Pro. Our development environment is entirely Windows. We've got very close to being able to debug the ...
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How do I customize Quick Website Search keywords in Mobile Safari?

Is it possible to customize the keyword for a Quick Website Search in Mobile Safari? I'm willing to do some direct editing in preferences files if that's what it takes. Background: I'm using an ...
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As of iOS 13, what filetypes does Safari's Download Manager support?

As of iOS 13, Safari now includes its own built-in Download Manager; the idea is that for supported filetypes, a user can simply tap on a link from within a web page and Safari will offer to either ...
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Shortcut to Clear History and Website Data

Clear History and Website Data for Safari is deeply hidden in Settings. Tap, tap, tap. With the new Shortcuts App in iOS 13 can I create a shortcut to clear history?
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How to fix “watch later” button on safari

I have an issue with adding a youtube video to “watch later” playlist for safari. When I click the clock button (watch later), a tab opens. Then, several redirects are performed, and the tab closes. ...
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iOS no longer suggesting passwords

I’m running iOS 12 on an iPhone 6 and Safari no longer gives an auto-suggested password when creating new online accounts. Am I misremembering that this feature existed at one point or is there some ...
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How to view iPhone Safari developer tools on Mac over WiFi?

I need to access the JavaScript console/debugger menu from my iPhone on my Mac but I need to test it while the iPhone is not charging. Is there a way to do this?
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Mozilla like Dynamic bookmarks in Safari browser

I was using Mozilla previously and Mozilla has a very good bookmark feature, also known as dynamic bookmark. It would allow me to pass a variable to a bookmarked URL and the variable's value will be ...
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Select All in iOS Safari

When selecting text in iOS, you get a "Select, Select All, Speak Sentence" popup as soon as you place the cursor. This doesn't seem to work in Safari where trying select something only brings up "Copy,...
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iOS 13 Request Mobile Site

I’ve noticed on iOS 13, safari automatically sets the webpage to desktop site, and I don’t see anyplace to set it back to the mobile site. Does anyone have a solution to request mobile site?
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Disable "It looks like you are typing while in full screen" popup

iOS 12 has a new feature where if you're in full screen in Safari, if you tap or swipe repeatedly, you get a popup that says "It looks like you are typing in full screen. Typing is not allowed in full ...
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Request Mobile Site after requesting Desktop Site Safari

I selected Request Desktop Site on a web page and now I want to go back to the mobile version. How? I Google’d and got 20 results explaining how to get the Desktop version, but none how to go back. ...
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Safari: Picture in Picture stopped working with no reason

I've got used iPad mini 2 in good condition, fully erased. After setting up the device, youtube had minimized into small window on clicking home button, which I could move. It worked for me for 2-3 ...
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Add to Home Screen without creating PWA

I was recently reading about Progressive Web Apps and out of curiosity opted to re-add one of my regular news blogs to my home screen. I then promptly deleted my previous home screen bookmark of the ...
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Disable automatic phone number linking in iOS Safari

On my iPhone, Safari sometimes thinks that some sequences of numbers are phone numbers, and automatically formats them as links to call that phone number. For example, if you read this question on an ...
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How to find lost Safari password on iPhone

I need to know how to access a password that I lost on my iPhone. The password was saved using Safari but for some odd reason I can no longer access those passwords
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Bookmark all open tabs in mobile safari [duplicate]

I've got an iPhone with ~500 open tabs (500 is the limit). I'd like to bookmark all of the tabs so I can review/read them later on other non Apple devices and potentially in non-apple browsers. Is ...
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