Browse the web

Browse the web, manage browser tabs, and bookmarks.

  1. To Open the Safari web browser, from the home screen, tap Safari
    Note: You can also swipe from left to right on the main home screen, or swipe down from the center of the home screen to perform a device and web search.
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  2. To Search the web, enter a URL or search term in the search field at the top of the page, then tap a search suggestion, or tap Go on the keyboard to search for exactly what you typed.
    Note: If you don’t want to see suggested search terms, go to Settings > Safari, then (under Search) turn off Search Engine Suggestions.
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  3. 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 for 'einstein.'
    Note: To turn this feature on or off, go to Settings > Safari > Quick Website Search.
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  4. To Have your favorites top the list, select them in Settings > Safari Favorites.
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  5. To Search the page, scroll to the bottom of the suggested results list, then tap the entry under On This Page. 
    Note: Tap > to see the next occurrence on the page.
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  6. To Choose your search tool, go to Settings > Safari Search Engine.
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  7. To Browse open pages, tap the Open tabs icon.
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  8. To close a tab, tap X or swipe the page to the left.
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  9. To Look before you leap, to see the URL of a link before you go there, touch and hold the link.
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  10. To Open a link in a new tab, touch and hold the link, then tap Open in New Tab
    Note: If you’d rather open new pages in the background, go to Settings > Safari Open Links.
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  11. To Get back to the top, tap just above the search field to return to the top of the page.
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  12. To See the latest, tap the Refresh icon next to the address in the search field to update the page.
    Note: Learn more from the Apple website:
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