In this post, you’ll learn how to clear the cache in Safari on iPhone 13/12/11 and 13 other useful tips.
This post will also cover:
- How to install Safari extensions,
- Private browsing,
- How to block pop-ups,
- Privacy and security management,
- How to use Hide My Email,
- and many more.
Safari on iPhone 13 is getting more intelligent in protecting your privacy. It assists in blocking trackers from profiling you and displays which ones have been stopped in your Privacy Report. Besides, Safari helps you stop advertising from following you from site to site.
Some websites let a lot of different data collection companies watch you, build a profile of you, and show you ads as you browse the web. This is called “cookies.” Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari uses on-device machine learning to help block those trackers from being able to track you. It’s also possible to see a picture of all the cross-site trackers Safari is blocking by going to your Privacy Report in the Safari toolbar.
Advertisers can also make a “fingerprint” of your device so that they can target you based on things like how your browser is set up and what fonts and plug-ins you have installed. To help stop this, Safari has built-in protection against fingerprinting. When you visit a website, Safari shares a simple system profile with them. Making it even more difficult for data companies to figure out who you are.
Hence, to help you manage your privacy and security in Safari, check out these useful tips.
14 Useful Tips for Safari on iPhone 13/12/11
How to Clear the Cache and Browsing History in Safari
Safari allows you to clear the cache and browsing history easily. It deletes the history of websites that you opened recently, including the searches. This act will also clear cookies and grant permissions for websites that you’ve done previously.
Do the following steps to clear the cache in Safari:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap Safari.
- Select Clear History and Website Data.
How to Block Pop-Ups in Safari
Do you often get annoyed by the pop-ups on websites? Turn them off, then.
Fortunately, Safari lets you block the pop-ups so they won’t appear when you open websites. Once you’ve set it up, you should be free of pop-ups and ads.
Here’s how to do so:
- Open Settings.
- Tap Safari.
- Turn on Block Pop-ups.
How to Install Safari Extensions
If for any reason the pop-ups and ads still show up, you can install extensions to block ads. The extensions are more powerful in blocking pop-ups, ads, and trackers. In addition, extensions will give you additional functions to your browsers, such as changing displays, adding to-do lists, saving sites to read later, and more.
Follow the steps below to install Safari extensions on your iPhone 13/12/11:
- Navigate to Settings > Safari > Extensions.
- Select More Extensions to see the extensions on the App Store.
- Tap the extensions that you want to add and tap GET to install.
Note: The Safari extensions that you install on your iPhone 13 has access to the content of the website you visit. You can decide how much access the extensions can get:
- Open Safari browser and tap AA on the address bar.
- Select the extension that you want to give permissions to.
- Choose the access you want to give to the extension.
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How to Uninstall Safari Extensions
If you no longer need the extensions on your Safari, you can easily remove them.
- Swipe down on the Home Screen and select the extensions you want to delete.
- Press and hold down the extension icon, tap Delete app.
- Follow the instructions on your screen.
How to Browse Privately in Safari on iPhone 13/12/11
Browsing privately means Safari won’t record the websites you visited. Your Safari can work normally, but it’s just won’t create a browsing history. It’s very useful if you want to visit a confidential site without anyone knowing.
- Open Safari.
- Tap the Tab icon at the right bottom.
- Select the mail icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap Private.
A new tab will open and you can start browsing privately now. When the Private Browsing Mode is on, you’ll see the word Private at the search field bar or it turns to gray.
To exit the Private Browsing Mode, tap the Tab icon and close the tabs.
How to Control Privacy and Security in Safari
Safari allows you to manage your privacy and security while browsing the internet. You can either turn the features on or off manually.
Go to Settings > Safari > Privacy & Security and then decide what you want to with the following features:
- Prevent Cross-Site Tracking: By default, Safari restricts the amount of data collected by third parties. Disable cross-site tracking by selecting this option.
- Hide IP address: Safari shields your IP address from being tracked by known trackers by default. Trackers and websites can’t see your IP address while you’re browsing in Safari for iCloud+ subscribers. if this option is turned off, your IP address will be exposed.
- Block All Cookies: To prevent websites from storing cookies on your iPhone, enable this option.
- Fraudulent Website Warning: Warnings appear if the site is suspected of being fraudulent. Disable this if you don’t want alerts about bogus websites.
- Privacy-Preserving Ad Measurement: This prohibits websites from reading your personal information in order to provide you with personalized advertising.
- Check for Apple Pay: As long as your smartphone is compatible with Apple Pay, websites that use it will be able to verify that you have it activated. To prevent websites from determining if you have Apple Pay, uncheck this option.