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 much functionality do the app extensions for Safari have? iOS [closed]

I know it isn't possible to add extensions to Safari on mobile devices that are available on desktop, but it is possible to provide 'extension' to Safari via app extensions, such as these. These ...
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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. You ...
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Is there a shortcut to switch tabs on iOS Safari without being in landscape mode?

I would like to switch tabs faster, possibly with a swipe (like chrome). Same applies for iPhone and iPad Safari. Is there any shortcut for that?
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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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Why is opening a link in a new tab on iPad Safari suddenly so finicky?

Out of nowhere - unless it was a recent small software update - I have noticed that whether or not Safari allows me to open a link in a new tab, by holding CMD while pressing it or holding the link ...
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iPad Safari scroll bar missing on some webpages

On this web page* when I scroll up or down, there is no scroll bar. So I have no idea where I am positioned or how much more of the page there is. * https://sourceforge.net/p/snapraid/discussion/...
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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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Undo typing dialog appears often recently, in Safari

Recently it started happening on my iPad that a small dialog asking "Undo typing?" appears on a web page in Safari. The two options offered are Cancel and Undo. No matter which I tap, both make the ...
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Why does Safari sometimes bookmark a different URL?

I noticed this in Wikipedia redirect pages using iOS 12.1.1 For example, if you open this URL https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=UK&redirect=no Then use “Add bookmark” or “Add to ...
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Import Chrome bookmarks to Safari under iOS

I just wanted to know if it is possible to import Chrome bookmarks into Safari on iOS? I’m using Safari on my iPhone but I am using Chrome for work. And now I just want to have all my bookmarks ...
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How do I set Google as Safari Homepage on my iPhone?

I wish to set Google as Homepage for Safari on my iPhone. I’ve tried to do it through Settings app, Safari settings and notifications but to no avail. How do I accomplish this?
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How to scroll to the top of the page in Safari on iPad?

Many web sites suggest to tap the very top of the screen (the status bar) but that does not work. It just shows the URL entry field and the tab "ears". I also tried double tapping. Nothing seems to ...
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Safari on iPhone shows “iMac | Access Restricted” after the opened tabs

What does iMac here mean or do? My iPhone is not connected to my iMac. When I tap on it, it opens a new tab with Wikipedia.
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Is Safari on iPad and iPhone identical?

I have an iPad for testing websites I develop but am wondering, does this completely cover me for the same version iOS on a mobile? And I don't mean roughly, would it be exactly the same code base ...
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disable iPhone full screen video

I'm trying to watch a web presentation (passworded, can't provide a live link) arranged like this: When I view the site on an iPhone, Safari "helpfully" zooms the video to full screen, covering the ...
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Unable to tap an on-screen button in Safari on iPhone

As shown in the screenshot, I am unable to tap the Done button in Safari on my iPhone. When I attempt to tap it, the tap isn't registered and the Safari toolbar is displayed instead. I can't scroll ...
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iPad: Show website full-screen with hidden controls, address bar and iOS status bar

My iPad running iOS 12.0.1 is displaying a locked website to visitors. How can I let browser full-screen, without URL bar and status bar? I couldn't find related options in Safari or Chrome.
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Suggest Password in Safari when Changing Password

When signing up for a new website in iOS, Safari (or keychain, whoever) will offer to suggest a new password and save it in iCloud. But, when you need to change or update a password, Safari does not ...
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Web app opens in browser on some devices

I have a few hardware-identical iPads with the same (latest) iOS version on them and on 2 out of around 10, a web app opens in the browser UI instead of the standalone UI. On all other iPads, it opens ...
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JavaScript working when disabled (factory settings) in iOS is a bug?

I have noticed all my iOS devices and my those of my friends have JavaScript disabled in Safari settings by default (Settings > Safari > Advanced). Yet, JavaScript seemed to be working on all websites....
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Is there a way to have Siri make a web call?

I can use the Google Assistant app to make a web hook call to IFTTT. It’s just a simple URL. This calls IFTTT with the hashcode at the end to authenticate. This then runs a recipe which tells my ...
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Safari opening similar tab on 2nd iPad?

Whenever I open a new tab in Safari on one of my iPads, it automatically opens the same tab on another iPad. How do I stop this?

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