The Safari browser is one of the most popular web browsers in the world. This browser was developed by Apple Inc. mainly for their Apple devices; iPhones, iPads, and Mac.
This browser contains a wide range of features, tools, and settings that help users to surf the internet like no other browser. Personally, Safari is not the best browser in the world but some Apple users might debate that.
By default, the Safari browser is the default browser on all Apple devices; from iPhones to iPads, and Mac. But most Apple users just use it for the mere fact that, it is the default browser that has been provided to them by Apple.
As a result, I have written this article to give you some of the important and hidden tips inside the Safari browser. After reading this article, you will enjoy using your Safari browser in a different way than what you used to.
Some Hidden Tips Inside The Safari Browser
Some of the tips that will I will discuss in this article applies to only devices that have the latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, i.e. iOS 14 , iPadOS 14, and macOS 11 Big Sur.
Translate A Foreign Language Website into Your Preferred Language
With the latest OS versions, Safari users can now translate foreign language websites into their language of proficiency. The supported languages are English, Spanish, German, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Chinese, and Russian.
All you need to do is to visit a website that appears in any of the languages above and then you will see a translate icon appear briefly near the Address bar. Also, you can tap on the aA icon and select Translate to [your preferred language].
If you want to send it back to the original language, all you need to do is to click on the Translate icon or the aA icon on Mac and iPhones respectively.
View Compromised or Reused Passwords
Also, you can see any password that has been saved in iCloud Keychain and has been leaked in a data breach or is being reused for multiple logins. Also, passwords that are regarded as weak can be viewed.
This works for only iPhone and iPad users. To view these, go to Settings >> Passwords >> Security Recommendations. If you want to delete or change the password, you tap on a specific entry.
Watch Picture-in-Picture Videos
You can also watch videos using the Picture-in-Picture whenever you are using the Safari browser. A detailed article can be found here.
Auto Close Tabs
This works for all the users with devices that have iPadOS/iOS 13 and above. With this feature, you can set a time for the tabs in the Safari browser to automatically close after some period of not using it.
Visit Settings >> Safari >> Close Tabs and then choose your preferred frequency. You can choose between manually close, automatically close after one week, one month, or one day.
Save Open Tabs As Bookmarks
This feature also works for devices that have iPadOS/iOS 13 and above. Unlike previously where you had to save all tabs as bookmarks one by one, you can save all the opened tabs as a bookmark.
Simply tab the Bookmark icon at the upper or bottom of your screen (depending on the device you are using). Go to the menu tab and then tap Add Bookmarks for [X] tabs and the tabbed pages will all be saved as a bookmark.
You can also read a web page offline. All you have to do is to tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen and then tap Add to Reading List.
After the page, it will automatically delete by default. But you can tap the Show All icon at the bottom of the menu >> Show Unread and all the pages you’ve read already will be shown.
View Two Webpages At The Same Time
For iPad users with devices that have iPadOS 13.1 and above, you can view two pages at the same time.
To do this, just open two pages and then drag one to the right and the other to the left until it opens in Slide Over view. Afterward, you can position them in such a way that the screens will be equally split.