In this tutorial, you will learn how to:
• Access the main browser
• Navigate to a website
• Bookmark a site
• Access bookmarks
• Access, open, and close browser tabs
• Preview URLs for links
• Refresh websites
• Quickly access frequently visited websites and Siri suggestions
• Add and access Favorites
• Share browser tabs and bookmarks
• Use Passkey to login
• Create a profile
• Switch between profiles
Access main browser
From the home screen, select the Safari app.
Note: You can also swipe right or down from the main home screen to perform a device and web search. Learn more about Safari on the Apple website: www.apple.com/safari/.
Navigate to a website
Select the search field at the bottom of the page
. Enter a URL
or search term
, then select a search suggestion
or select go
on the keyboard to search for exactly what you typed.Note: If you don't want to see suggested search terms, from the home screen select the Settings app > scroll to and select Safari > select the Search Engine Suggestions switch to place it in the Off position.
To quickly search a site you've visited before, enter the name of the site
followed by your search term
. For example, enter 'wiki einstein
' to search Wikipedia
.'Note: To turn this feature on or off, from the home screen select the Settings app > scroll to and select Safari > select Quick Website Search > Quick Website Search switch.
Bookmark a site
1. Select the Share icon, then select Add Bookmark.
2. Enter the desired bookmark name, then select Save.
Select the Bookmarks icon at the bottom of the page, then select the desired bookmark.
Access, open, and close browser tabs
ACCESS BROWSER TABS: Select the Tabs icon at the bottom of the page.
OPEN A NEW TAB: Select the Add icon.
CLOSE A TAB: Select the X icon or swipe the page to the left.
OPEN A LINK IN A NEW TAB: Select and hold the desired link, then select Open in New Tab.
Note: If you'd rather open new pages in the background, from the home screen select the Settings app > scroll to and select Safari > Open Links > select the desired option.
Preview URL of a link
To see the URL of a link, select the link.
Select the Refresh icon.
Quickly access frequently visited websites and Siri suggestions
When you open a new browser tab, suggested searches will automatically be populated. To quickly navigate to a suggested site, select the desired option.
To edit your Start page appearance, select Edit then select the desired switches to enable or disable search suggestions.
Add and access Favorites
ADD A SITE TO FAVORITES: Select the Share icon, then select Add to Favorites.
Note: When prompted, enter the desired name for the Favorite, then select Save.
ACCESS FAVORITES: Select the Bookmarks icon, then select Favorites.
Note: When you open a new tab, Favorites will be displayed. Select the desired website that you wish to open.
Share browser tabs and bookmarks
To share a browser tab or bookmarked site, from the desired site, select the Share icon then select the desired sharing method.
Use Passkey to login
You can login to certain websites using a Passkey instead of a password. Passkeys are stored on your device and linked to any other devices you have setup through iCloud Keychain. Websites or apps that support Passkey will have an option to login using a Passkey.
Note: For more information on Passkeys and their security, visit here.
Create a profile
1. Keep your browsing separate for topics like Work and Personal with different profiles in Safari. Profiles helps you separate your history, extension tab groups, cookies, and favorites. To create a profile, from the home screen, select the Settings app. Scroll to and select Safari, then scroll to and select New Profile.
2. Edit settings as desired, then select Done.
Switch between profiles
You can quickly switch between profiles as you browse. To switch between profiles, from the Safari app, select the Tabs icon at the bottom of the page. Select the Profile drop-down > Profile > desired option.