RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 13, 2022
Apple’s mobile browser is packed with features. They make it easier to use extensions and protect your privacy. Let’s explore two little-known features that all iPhone owners need to know about.
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This is for the iPhone. Screenshots are from iPhone XR running iOS 15.5+
Safari gained the ability to use extensions with the arrival of iOS 15. This allows you to vastly expand the capabilities of Apple’s browser with third-party add-ons, though you will need to go through Apple’s channels to do so.
The extensions are in the App Store. First, open the App Store. Refer to the below image:
Next, tap on Apps at the bottom of the screen. See the below image:
Now, scroll way down to the bottom of the page and find the Safari Extensions category under Top Categories. Tap See All if it’s not visible. From here you can install extensions just as you would any other app. See the following image:
Next, scroll down and tap Safari Extensions. Refer to the below image:
Now, you can install extensions just as you would any other app. See the below image:
Next, many apps are bundled with Safari Extensions (just like Apple Watch apps and Home Screen widgets). To enable or disable these, head to:
Settings > Safari > Extensions
See the following image:
Advanced Privacy Features
Safari has a few privacy settings that you may have already enabled, but it’s worth checking they are on if you’re concerned about online privacy.
First, open Settings. Refer to the below image:
Now, tap Safari. See the below image:
Next, scroll down to the Privacy & Security section. You can enable or disable the listed options. We recommend enabling each option except Block All Cookies and Privacy Preserving Ad Measurement by turning their toggle to ON. See the following image:
Now, tap the Hide IP Address and checkmark the From Trackers option. Refer to the below image:
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