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How do I manage security settings in Safari?

The Internet can be a dangerous ocean to navigate without a safe ship. For a pleasant journey, you need to understand your security settings.


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Online Security: Introduction

Browsing the Web on your iOS device is pretty easy. However, danger lurks out there, and if you aren't careful, you can end up scammed, impersonated, cheated, and otherwise compromised. Take advantage of the security features built into iOS. In the next few pages, we'll show you how to use these features (along with your common sense) to create a safe online experience.


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How do I use Safari’s AutoFill feature?

Apple includes an AutoFill feature in all iOS devices that uses information from Contacts and remembers usernames and passwords. Here's how to turn it on and use it:

Turn on AutoFill:

  1. Open Settings and tap on Safari >AutoFill.

  2. Slide the Use Contact Info switch to the ON position. This tells your device to fetch data from your own entry in your Contacts list. For example, if there's a form requiring your name, AutoFill will enter your name.
  3. Slide the Names and Passwords switch to the ON position.

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Filling out Web Forms: Introduction

The small screen and even smaller onscreen keyboard of the iPhone and iPod touch can create the perfect storm of dissatisfaction when you’re trying to purchase something online, log into your Twitter account, or fill out other online forms. Fortunately, there’s a feature built into all iOS devices that makes things easier.


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How to Find What You Need Online

The Web is your best source for finding apps, getting help, finding accessories, and more

With over 350,000 apps and counting, and hundreds of accessories, how can you find the best ones to meet needs? The Internet can help. And if you're looking for answers to your questions, you can go online to get the help. This multipart how-to shows you how to find everything you need online.

How to search for apps


The App Store, with its small number of categories and haphazard assignment of apps to those categories, hasn’t scaled well in terms of finding apps. The App Genius feature in iOS can help somewhat, but to find what you need, you’ll likely want to go online.


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How do I search using Google Mobile App?

Google MobileIn addition to working as a regular search engine, Google Mobile App (free, app2.me/3245) integrates photo recognition, voice commands, and support for over 15 languages. Here are some of its features:

Power up your online searches with the Google Mobile App.

  • Google Goggles: Take a picture of a landmark, book, business card, artwork, or object, and Google Goggles will return relevant search results based on the picture you took.

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How do I set a default search engine?

Default Search EngineWhen you open Safari, you see the address bar at the top of the screen, and next to it you see the search bar. The search bar has the word Google in it because Google is the default search engine for iOS devices. If you prefer Yahoo! or Bing, you can change this default with a few easy steps:

  1. Open Settings >Safari and tap on Search Engine.
  2. Tap on the search engine you'll like to use: Google, Yahoo! or Bing.
  3. Go back to Safari and look at the search window.

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Searching the Web: Introduction

Searching for information online is an art form we're all having to master. Here are a couple of ways to use Safari's search feature to make your searches easier and more effective.


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How do I open/ browse multiple web pages?

IBrowse through many pages in Safari usually keep multiple Web pages open on my desktop computer's Web browser, and I'm constantly switching between them. I do the same thing on my iOS device. Here's how I open and switch between them.

Open multiple Web pages

  1. Open Safari and navigate to a Web page.

  2. To open a second and subsequent Web pages tap on the Pages icon. It looks like two blank pages, one top of the other.

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How do I add a web page to the Home screen?

Add Link to Home screenSometimes you want to have quick access to a web page and firing up the Safari app, opening bookmarks, and launching the page isn't fast enough. Your device has a solution for you. Simply add a page link to your Home screen and tap it whenever you want to open the specific page.


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