6 Expert Tips for iOS 8 Safari on iPhone, iPad


Apple’s iOS 8 has featured a number of improvements in Safari, in this guide, I’ll show you my 6 favorite Safari secrets in iOS 8 for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. 

iOS 8 iPhone, iPad Safari Tips 1: You can delete your browsing history selectively in iOS

Since the launch of iOS, it has been possible to delete browsing history in Safari on the iPad. With iOS 8, however, this feature has been improved. Previously we had to choose between delete all or nothing but now we can delete selectively, or you can just delete the history of the last day or the last hour.

All you have to do is press the little book icon at the top of Safari at the left of the address field. Press History, where you will see a list of recently visited websites.You can delete them all, or, for example, those from the past day by pressing the “Clear” at the bottom. Or you can swipe from right to left on the one hand you want to remove from the history list.

iOS 8 iPhone, iPad Safari Tips 2: You can Recently Closed Tabs Faster

Unintentionally closing a tab in Safari could be as simple as the slip of a finger. Apple now makes it easy to retrieve closed tabs in iOS 8—just hold down on the + (plus sign) and a Recently Closed Tabs page will appear.This is much faster than the iOS 7 way, in which you tap on the bookmarks icon from the main toolbar and select your History.

iOS 8 iPhone, iPad Safari Tips 3: You can Search with DuckDuckGo

If you are trying to get away from Google’s omnipresent eyes, then DuckDuckGo is for you.
It joins Google, Bing, and Yahoo as your options for performing a web search from the Safari address bar. DuckDuckGo puts privacy as its highest priority, pledging to never use one’s personal data when delivering search results.

iOS 8 iPhone,iPad Safari Tips 4: You can subscribe to RSS feeds in Safari

A new option in Safari in iOS 8 is that you can subscribe to RSS feeds directly in Safari.
Press book icon at the top of Safari and then select @ showing your shared references. Press the “Subscriptions” at the bottom and then “Add current site”.After this RSS feed included, alongside the social media you follow.

iOS 8 iPhone, iPad Safari Tips 5: You can scan your credit cards

Forget squinting at your worn-out credit card to get the numbers when buying something online. Apple’s browser has a clever new feature that will scan the information with the device camera.While Safari already offers to save your cards with auto-fill, this is another step that simplifies the process of buying something online.

iOS 8 iPhone, iPad Safari Tips 6: You can close iCloud tabs on other devices

One of the cool things about iCloud is that you can see what websites you have open on your other devices. This makes it easy to switch between different devices without finding a particular website manually. Another advantage is that through one device you can shut down a website on another device, provided that they are logged in with the same iCloud.

This means that when sitting with your iPad in hand in the living room, you can close the website down on your iPhone located in the kitchen. Quite handy if you have borrowed your device and forgot to close some open websites. It all takes place virtually in real time.

Press the hand icon in Safari at the upper right corner. It brings to the overview of the open side of the device – and on one other device. By swipe left on one of the open iCloud tabs on another device, you can close it. However, only if the device is running iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite.

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