How to Download/Save Images Using Google Image Search

Google’s Image Search results are sometimes so impressive that you want to save some of those images to your device.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 2, 2023

Google’s Image Search results are sometimes so impressive that you want to save some of those images to your device. If you have found yourself in this situation, let’s explore how to download those images from your search results.

This is for mobile and desktop devices. Screenshots are from Windows 10 and iPhone 14 Pro running iOS 16+

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Save Images On Desktop

To download an image on a desktop, you just pick your image, click an option, and your image is saved to your computer.

First, launch your favorite web browser on your computer and open Google Image Search. There, find the image you want to save to your machine. Refer to the below image:

Google Image Search 1
Search Google Images

Next, on the search results page, access the image that you want to download. See the below image:

Google Image Search 2
Find an image

Now, right-click your image, and from the menu that opens, choose to Save image as. See the following image:

Google Image Search 3
Check the option to save your image

Next, your browser will open your computer’s standard Save As window. Here, select a folder to save your image in, type your image name in the File Name field, then click Save. Refer to the below image:

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Save your image

Now, you have successfully downloaded your favorite image from your Image Search results. If you are not sure exactly where the image file went, check your Downloads folder from File Explorer.

If your downloaded file is of low resolution, then try downloading that image directly from the source site. To do that, on the Image Search results page, click the link, beneath the image, and not the image, to be taken to the image site. There, right-click the image and choose Save image as.

Download Images On Mobile

On your mobile phone, you can download images from Google’s Image Search results using Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge. Mozilla Firefox does not offer the option to save images.

To start, first, open your web browser (we are using Safari) and launch Google Image Search or type into the search box “images.google.com”. Find the image you would like to save to your phone.

Next, on the search results page, tap the image to download. See the below image:

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Tap an image you want to download

Now, on your image full-screen page, tap and hold the image. See the following image:

Google Image Search 6
Press and hold your image

Next, on iPhone or iPad, from the menu that opens in Safari, tap Save to Photos. Refer to the below image:

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Select the option to save your image

Your iPhone will download and save the image on your local storage or in our example using Safari, your Photos app. See the below image:

Google Image Search 6
Your saved image
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You Can Have 500 Safari Tabs Open on iPhone

Among the things that can slow your iPhone down, a big pile of tabs in Safari is not one of them.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 17, 2023

Among the things that can slow your iPhone down, a big pile of tabs in Safari is not one of them.

Safari tabs simply do not slow the iPhone down. In fact, you can have 500 tabs open, and it has zero performance impact. And 500 more if you make a new group. And 500 more if you use private browsing. And 500 more if you make another group. Whether we had 50 tabs or 5,000 tabs in Safari for iPhone, there was simply no difference in performance.

This is for devices using Safari. Screenshots are from iPhone 14 Pro running iOS 16+

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If you dislike the clutter and it feels like your mental burden is lighter if the tabs in your phone’s browser are wiped away, by all means, feel free to tidy up.

Your iPhone automatically manages Safari tabs, and the number of tabs has no impact on the performance of the phone. Open tabs cannot do work or use resources in the background.

There are, in fact, things that can slow down your phone. A really old and worn battery can make a phone feel sluggish. Updating an older phone to a current release of iOS can really show you how old the hardware has become. Stuffing your phone’s storage full of unused apps and undeleted blurry photos will do the trick, too.

View Number open Tabs

To see how many Safari tabs you have open, first, launch Safari and tap the double rectangle icon on the lower right-hand corner of your screen. Next, at the bottom, you will see your number of open tabs. Refer to the below image:

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Your number of open Safari tabs

Close All Open Tabs

It’s easy to close all tabs at once in Safari on an iPhone or iPad. First, launch the browser, then tap and hold the View Tabs button in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Next, choose the Close All Tabs option to nuke your browsing session entirely. This works for the current session, so if you are in a Private browsing session then this will close all open private tabs. See the below image:

Tabs 2
Selecting to close all open Safari tabs

Reopen a Closed Tab

You can also get back any tabs you have recently closed. First, launch Safari, then tap tap the double rectangle icon on the lower right-hand corner of your screen.

Next, long-press the plus “+” (New Tab) button. Now, select a tab to reopen. The recently closed tab will be launched in the new tab. See the following image:

Tabs 3
Launching a recently closed Safari tab

These tabs are limited only to tabs you have closed on the device you are using, rather than another device (like a Mac).

Reopen From History

Using History, you can also get back any tabs you have recently closed. First, launch Safari, then tap the Book icon on the lower part of your screen.

Next, tap the History icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Now, select a tab to reopen. The selected closed tab will be launched in the new tab. Refer to the below image:

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Launching a Safari tab from History

These tabs are limited only to tabs you have closed on the device you are using, rather than another device (like a Mac).

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Two Little Known Safari Features for the iPhone

Apple’s mobile browser is packed with features. They make it easier to use extensions and protect your privacy.

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.

Note! Technology is always changing. This means if you are implementing this post, your OS, iOS, iPadOS, and Android screens or text may not resemble this post’s contents, especially, if you are looking at a post years old.

This is for the iPhone. Screenshots are from iPhone XR running iOS 15.5+

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Safari Extensions

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:

Accessing the App Store

Next, tap on Apps at the bottom of the screen. See the below image:

Selecting Apps

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:

Accessing Top Categories

Next, scroll down and tap Safari Extensions. Refer to the below image:

Selecting Safari Extensions

Now, you can install extensions just as you would any other app. See the below image:

Install an extension by tapping GET

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:

Safari Extensions

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:

Accessing Settings

Now, tap Safari. See the below image:

Selecting Safari

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:

Setting Privacy options

Now, tap the Hide IP Address and checkmark the From Trackers option. Refer to the below image:

Hide IP Address from Trackers

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How to Use Safari Tab Groups on iPhone and iPad

Are you overwhelming yourself with the number of tabs you have open in Safari? Using the Tab Groups that arrived with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you can organize them so your browser stays orderly.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 6, 2022

Are you overwhelming yourself with the number of tabs you have open in Safari? Using the Tab Groups that arrived with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you can organize them so your browser stays orderly. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for iPhone and iPad using Safari and running iOS15 or iPadOS 15 or higher

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Similar to how tab groups work in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, you can group several tabs together and give them a label. This allows you to easily find and pull up your tabs again when you need them without cluttering up your view.

First, you will need to open a few tabs in Safari to use the Tabs Groups feature. After that, tap the Tabs button in the bottom left-hand corner. Refer to the below image:

Tab Groups 1
Accessing the Tabs button

Next, the tab count of open tabs will appear on the bottom bar. Tap on the tab count to open the Tab Groups menu. See the below image:

Tab Groups 2
Accessing the Tabs count

Now, in the Tab Groups menu, you will get two options. The New Empty Tab Group means you will get to make a tab group first and then add the tabs to it. If you want to create a group from your open tabs, you will need to choose the New Tab Group from X Tabs option. See the following image:

Tab Groups 3
Create a new tab group

Next, enter a name for your new tab group and hit the Save button. Refer to the below image:

Tab Groups 4
Label the new tab group

Now, Safari will switch you to a new tab group and show you the grid of open tabs. The name of the tab group will appear on the bottom bar. Tap Done to save the changes. See the below image:

Tab Groups 5
Save your change

Next, after creating a tab group in Safari, there are a few things you can do.

  • Tap the “+” (plus) button to add a new tab to a tab group. See the following image:
Tab Groups 6
Add a new tab
  • Hit the “x” cross sign in the top right-hand corner of the tab preview card to remove it from the group. Refer to the below image:
Tab Groups 7
Remove a tab
  • Tap on an open tab and drag it around to reorder it. Notice that the upper right-hand corner preview on the previous screen has been moved to the middle left. See the below image:
Tab Groups 8
Move your tabs

Now, hard-press on a tab, select Arrange Tabs By from the long-press menu and choose to Arrange Tabs By Title or Arrange Tabs By Websites. See the following image:

Tab Groups 9
Arrange your tabs

You can copy the links from the open tabs in a tab group to save them before closing all the tabs at once.

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How to Drag and Drop Browser Links to Desktop

In four major browsers; Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari; on Windows, Mac, and Linux, you can easily drag and drop a shortcut link to a website straight to your desktop.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
JMarch 1, 2022

In four major browsers; Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari; on Windows, Mac, and Linux, you can easily drag and drop a shortcut link to a website straight to your desktop. Let’s see how easily this is done.

This is for PCs, Macs, and web browsers. Screenshots are from Windows 10

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Create Shortcut Using Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

To create a desktop web shortcut, first open a Chrome, Edge, or Firefox browser window and navigate to the site you want to create a shortcut from. In the address bar at the top of the window, click and drag the Padlock icon (located to the left of the address) out of the browser window, or drag and drop the URL address onto your desktop. Refer to the below image:

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Drag to create a shortcut on the desktop

Next, as soon as you click and drag, you will see the title or address of the website besides your pointer. When you are hovering over the desktop, release your mouse button, and a shortcut icon will be created. To use the shortcut, double-click it at any time, and the site will open in your default browser.

This shortcut does not have to stay on your desktop either; you can move it to any folder on your PC.

Create Shortcut Using Safari on Mac

To make a desktop web shortcut on a Mac, first, open a Safari browser window and navigate to the site you want to create a shortcut to.

Next, in that window, hover your mouse cursor over the address bar at the top of the window, and a small Plus (“+”) icon will appear on the far left side. Click and drag the Plus icon onto your desktop and release your mouse or trackpad button. A shortcut icon will appear. See the below image:

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Drag to create a shortcut on Mac

Now, you can double-click the shortcut icon, and your default browser app will open and automatically load the website stored in the link.

By the way, this is not the only drag-and-drop trick you can do with browsers. Most browsers also allow you to drag tabs between open windows of the same browser.

How to Drag Tabs Between Browser Windows

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How to Disable Pop-Up Blocker in Safari

By default, Safari on your iPhone and iPad blocks any website pop-ups. If a site requires these tiny windows to function, you can disable Safari’s built-in pop-up blocker.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
February 8, 2021

By default, Safari on your iPhone and iPad blocks any website pop-ups. If a site requires these tiny windows to function, you can disable Safari’s built-in pop-up blocker. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for the iPhone and iPad

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Why Enable Pop-Ups

One major reason to enable pop-ups in Safari is to allow websites, such as your bank’s website, to display pop-up windows they require to operate. On some sites, without these tiny windows, you can not do what you need to.

Later, when you have finished your task, you can re-enable the built-in pop-up blocker, as explained below.

By default, Safari disables pop-ups automatically in the browser.

Disable the Pop-Up Blocker

First, to disable Safari’s pop-up blocker on your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app on your phone. Refer to the below image:

Pop Up 1
Accessing Settings

Next, on the Settings page, scroll down and tap Safari. See the below image:

Pop Up 2
Accessing Safari

Now, on the Safari page that opens, you have various options to configure for this web browser. Here, at the bottom of the General section, toggle OFF the Block Pop-ups option. See the following image:

Pop Up 3
Disable Block Pop-up option

To re-enable the built-in pop-up blocker, simply turn ON the Block Pop-ups option again.

Safari’s pop-up blocker is now disabled, and your sites can now launch those small windows while you are browsing in this browser.

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How to Delete Specific History from Safari

It’s not always convenient to delete your entire history, but you can instead choose to delete specific websites from your history (and the data they leave behind on your device).

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 15, 2021

It’s not always convenient to delete your entire history, but you can instead choose to delete specific websites from your history (and the data they leave behind on your device). Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for the iPhone and iPad using Safari

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How to Remove Websites History

Safari will record any websites you visit unless you use Private Browsing. Once a website is in your history it will appear in the URL bar when you start typing a related term. There are all sorts of reasons you may want to prune specific websites, and it’s easy to do so.

First, open Safari and tap on the Bookmarks icon at the bottom of the screen that resembles an open book. Refer to the below image:

History 1
Accessing Bookmarks

Next, a pop-up will appear with three tabs for your BookmarksReading List, and History. Tap on the Clock icon to view your history. See the below image:

History 2
Accessing the Clock

Now, you can now swipe left on any entry in your history and tap Delete to remove it for good. See the following image:

History 3
Selecting a website to delete

Rather than scrolling through your entire history of visited websites, you can also search for specific terms or URLs using the on-screen search box. If you tap the Clear button at the bottom right-hand corner, you can remove website history based on a timeframe, like All time, Today and yesterday, Today, and The last hour. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to remove websites based on a timeframe

But that’s not the only evidence a website may have left behind on your device.

How to Delete Website Data

Websites leave all sorts of data on your device including cached images and cookies. If you want to remove all signs of a website, it’s important to remove website data as well.

First, launch:

Settings > Safari > Advanced > Website Data

This menu may take a little while to load as Safari fetches a full list of website data and estimates how much storage each entry takes up on your device. See the below image:

History 5
Your website data

Next, you can now follow the same procedure as above by swiping left on any websites you would like to remove and tapping the Delete button that appears. See the following image:

History 6
Selecting to delete website data

Now, you can also search for specific websites using the search bar at the top of the screen, or nuke everything using the Remove All Website Data button at the bottom of the list. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to remove all website data

Note! If you do remove website data (or wipe everything), there may be some drawbacks like having to log in again or having your shopping cart emptied.

Private Browsing Mode

You can use Private Browsing mode in Safari at any point to visit a website without it being recorded to your device. To do so, tap on the tab icon in the lower right corner of the screen followed by the number of tabs you have open at the bottom of the screen. From here tap Private to switch for a private browsing session. See the below image:

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Entering Private mode

Note! All tabs in your private browsing session will remain open until you close them, so make sure you close anything that may compromise your privacy.

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How to Customize Safari Start Page

On your iPhone or iPad, you can easily customize the Safari Start Page in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 (or higher). You can make the page blank (mostly), add a background image, or pick and choose what you want to see.

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December 8, 2021

On your iPhone or iPad, you can easily customize the Safari Start Page in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 (or higher). You can make the page blank (mostly), add a background image, or pick and choose what you want to see. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for iPhone and iPad running iOS or iPadOS 15 or higher

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First, open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and open a new tab by tapping the tabs button (two overlapping rectangles in the bottom toolbar), then tapping the plus (“+”) button. Refer to the below image:

Start Page 1
Selecting the Tabs button

Next, you will see Safari’s Start Page by default. To edit what’s on the Start Page, scroll down, if necessary, and tap the Edit button. See the below image:

Start Page 2
Selecting the Edit button

Now, a Customize Start Page window will appear. Use the switches beside the listed options to turn them ON or OFF. Here’s what each option does.

  • Favorites: This displays items from your Favorites list (like bookmarks).
  • Frequently Visited: You will see a list of frequently visited websites.
  • Shared With You: This gives you a list of items shared with you from other people through the Messages app.
  • Privacy Report: This shows a report on the number of trackers Safari has blocked recently.
  • Siri Suggestions: This displays suggestions from Siri related to what’s in your history and bookmarks.
  • Reading List: This shows items from your Reading List.
  • iCloud Tabs: This shows Safari tabs that are synchronized across iCloud from your other devices.

See the following image:

Start Page 3
Turning On or Off the Start Page switches

Next, you can use the “three lines” handle beside each item to reorder the items on your Start Page by tapping and dragging the item. Refer to the below image:

Start Page 4
Reorder your list

Now, if you turn the switch beside Background Image into the ON position, you can select a background picture that will display behind the content on your Start Page. Tap an image in the thumbnails or tap the plus (“+”) button to select a custom image from your photo library. See the below image:

Start Page 5

Next, if you want to make your Start Page as minimalist as possible, switch off every item on the Customize Start Page list. (Unfortunately, you will still see the Edit button.) See the following image where all items are turned OFF except for Favorites:

Start Page 6
Your new Start Page

When you are done, click the “X” button to close the Customize Start Page window. The changes you have made take effect immediately.

If you want a different blank Start Page, see the related link below.

How to Start Safari With a Blank Page

In the Related post above, if implemented, this will become your first Start Page. To navigate to your new Start Page, tap the about:blank text field.

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How to Disable Safari Website Tinting

In iOS 15, Apple introduced a range of changes to its native iPhone web browser, Safari. Some of them were controversial, such as the decision to move the URL address bar to the bottom of the screen, but others were less so, and Apple eventually provided options so that you could customize the browser to suit their own preferences.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 11, 2021

In iOS 15, Apple introduced a range of changes to its native iPhone web browser, Safari. Some of them were controversial, such as the decision to move the URL address bar to the bottom of the screen, but others were less so, and Apple eventually provided options so that you could customize the browser to suit their own preferences.

One of those options is the ability to disable website tinting. Tinting happens when the color of the Safari interface changes around the tabs, bookmark, and navigation button areas to match the color of the website you are viewing.

The idea behind tinting is that it allows the browser interface to fade into the background and create a more immersive experience. However, the effect does not sit well with everyone, and some users are put off by it. Fortunately, Apple chose to include an option to turn it off. It’s easy to disable this feature, let’s find out.

This is for devices using Safari in iOS or iPadOS 15 or higher

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On the iPhones X and later models with a notch, it’s pretty prominent. But the older iPhone models will only see it while scrolling.

First, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, Refer to below image:

Tinting 1
Accessing Settings app

Next, scroll down to Safari, and select it. See below image:

Tinting 2
Accessing Safari option

Now, scroll down till you see the Tabs section. From there, toggle OFF (it is ON by default) the switch for Allow Website Tinting. See the following image:

Tinting 3
Disable Tinting feature

Next, close the Settings app. You will have to force quit Safari on your iPhone or iPad and reopen it to see the change.

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How to Change Back to Old Safari on iPhone

iOS 15 introduced a redesigned Safari interface that puts the address bar at the bottom of the screen.

If you prefer to keep it at the top of the screen, like most web browsers, it can be easily swapped

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 29, 2021

iOS 15 introduced a redesigned Safari interface that puts the address bar at the bottom of the screen. Refer to below image:

Safari 1
New Safari

If you prefer to keep it at the top of the screen, like most web browsers, it can be easily swapped. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for the iPhone running iOS 15 or above

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There are a few advantages to having the address bar at the bottom. First, it’s easier to reach with one hand on a large screen. Second, it puts all the browser controls in one place. If you are still not convinced to give it a try, let’s switch it back. Personally, I like the old Safari.

First, open the Settings app from the home screen. See below image:

Safari 2
Accessing Settings

Now, scroll way down and tap Safari. See following image:

Safari 3
Accessing Safari

Next, go to the Tabs section and switch it to Single Tab. Refer to below image:

Safari 4
Toggle to Single Tab

Now, the address bar is back at the top of the screen and the other browser controls are still at the bottom. See below image:

Safari 5
The old Safari

Regardless of which interface you prefer, the same amount of content is visible, so it’s just a matter of what you like best.

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