Arguably, the iPad is going to make the most of improvements to Safari, but the iPhone's web browsing capabilities are also leveling up. There are new site-specific settings, a download manager and an automated way to close old tabs that you'll never look at again.
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One of the biggest criticisms of Apple's iPad has been the same powerful web browser that we have access to on a computer. Instead of using the desktop version of websites like Google Docs or WordPress, the iPad (and iPhone) would use the mobile version of each site.
In iPadOS, Apple has upgraded Safari so that's the desktop version of most websites.
You are not going to see any more settings for this game. You should immediately see the difference in sites you previously had using trouble (Gmail is a good example).
The iPhone and iPad both have a new download manager in Safari. Downloads folder to iCloud Drive. Where you can save it, the downloads manager adds a Downloads folder to iCloud Drive. You can then access your Downloads folder on your iCloud Drive account on Mac, iPhone and iPad.
Downloads and select your preferred location. This is also where you can see the downloads list to reset.
Do not have to go to Safari on the page you're downloading a file from.
You'll notice the manager is not always visible in Safari; it only shows up during active downloads, and then remains visible after the download is finished.
When the download manager button is visible, tapping on it will reveal active and recent downloads. While the magnifying glass wants to launch the Files app directly to that file. Swipe to the left on a previous download to remove it from the list.
Settings for each website
You can no longer long-press on the button to request the desktop (or mobile) version of a site or toggle any content blocker for a webpage. Instead, there's a new "Aa" button on the left side of the address bar where you'll find those settings, along with a few new options.
After tapping on the button you'll see how to change the text size of a page, switch to reader mode, hide the toolbar, switch between desktop and mobile versions of a site, adjust your content blocker and change website settings.
That last option is, perhaps, the most notable of the changes as it allows you to set site-specific settings for things like always requesting the desktop version of the site, controlling content blockers and granting access to your device's camera , microphone and location.
Auto-close unused tabs
The first time you clean out older open tabs in Safari, you'll be asked to close the window. The benefit here is that it will not take any time to open it, even if it is not open. Close and Close pick your desired frequency.
There'sand leading up to its release.
Originally published earlier this year. Updated with new information.
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