I was doing some research for the upcoming Travelling with Technology class series - about International Roaming and the Apple Watch. I was on my iPhone in a waiting room, looking up the websites for the various Australian Telcos.
I was wanting to look for the word Watch on each of their web pages that covered International Roaming, in the hope of finding whether the Watch's eSIM can use International Roaming.
As I did this, it occurred to me that this might be something that readers of this article may not know how to do.
If you have a web page that you access on a regular basis, a handy feature on your iPad and iPhone is that you can make that web page appear as a App on your Home Screen.
Then, whenever you want to access that web page, all you need to do is to tap on that App - and you will be taken straight to that web page in the Safari App.
10/9/2022 0 Comments
A regular iTandCoffee Client yesterday expressed concern that she hadn't 'closed all her iPad apps' lately, and she was worried that this was a problem for her device's performance.
She was also concerned about the number of Safari Tabs she had open, and that it was tedious to close them one-by-one.
I reassured her there was no need to worry about closing any apps on the iPad or iPhone and that, in fact, this is actually counter-productive. And showed her a quick and easy way to close all open tabs in Safari.
Yesterday, a client asked if there was a way to quickly take a screen shot of her Chrome screen - but just the part of the screen that she wanted. Unfortunately, this part of the screen would not fit on a single screen.
There is an easy way to quickly zoom the content of your Chrome or Safari screen, so that you can see more of it on the screen - and then take your screen shot.
And on an iPad or iPhone, there is a REALLY handy feature for capturing an entire web page as a single page.
Those of you who have upgraded to iOS 15 on your iPhone will no doubt have noticed a significant change to the Safari app.
The Search bar in Safari has moved to the bottom of the screen instead of the top. The iPhone shown above left shows what this looks like.
There is a good reason for this move. But for those of you who prefer the bar up the top, there is an easy way to change to the top position.
This one was last published December 2019, but I am including it again because it came up as a question from a client recently.
In the past, when you 'downloaded' a PDF when using Safari on the iPad or iPhone, you would have the option to choose what to do with the download - for example, whether to 'Open in Books'.
With recent changes to the iPhone/iPad operating system, the way that downloads work has changed - and you may find your downloads appear to have disappeared into a black hole!
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If you ever find that a web page seems to not be working properly in Safari on the Mac - where you perhaps click a button but nothing seems to happen - it may be that Popups are blocked on that website. You may notice that, when you click the option/button, a message appeared in the search/address bar but nothing else happens.
This is a security feature of Safari, where websites are blocked from using Popups - which can often be dangerous - unless you specifically choose to allow them. Once I enabled popups for the website, my problem was solved.
I know that many Mac users choose to use Chrome instead of Safari as their web browser. Often this is because they have been told by someone that Chrome is better than Safari - something that I disagree with.
I get asked which one I use for my own web browsing. When I say that my preferred browser is Safari, I am asked why. Here's the answer to this question.
I am currently in the process of upgrading all of iTandCoffee's Introduction to the Mac book series, to include all the latest features and screens from macOS 11 Big Sur.
In the Backup, Apps and Preference book (part 3 of the series), I cover some great tips for using Safari. Here are a couple that are new in Big Sur.
A parent at one of the two Keeping Kids Safe on iPad and iPhones sessions run by iTandCoffee at Melbourne schools this week asked a really good question - the answer to which I figured was worth including in this blog for other parents.
We were talking about how the Limit Adult Content setting of Screen Time on iPads and iPhones can be used to not only limit their access to 'adult' websites and images, but to also stop a child from clearing their browsing history - in case you want to do any checks of where they have been on the internet and what they have been searching.
The question from this parent was around the DuckDuckGo search engine and whether it can be used by children to avoid tracking of browsing history.
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