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Browsing the Web

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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How do I use bookmarks?

Bookmark iconOnce you some bookmarks on your iOS device, bringing them up is simple.

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Tap on the Bookmarks icon (it looks like an open book). On the iPhone/iPod touch, it's located at the bottom of the page, on the iPad at the top and to the left of the Web address window. This opens Safari's Bookmarks list.

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How do I add bookmarks?

When you're browsing the web and find a site you want to revisit, you'll want to bookmark it. Here's how you do it on your iOS device:

  1. ipadbookmarkOpen Safari and browse to the desired Web page.
  2. On the iPhone, tap on the "+" icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

  3. On the iPod touch or iPad, tap on the Action button (it looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it) and tap the Save Bookmark button in the pop-up menu.

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How do I see where a link is going to take me?

Link fraudWhile browsing the Web, you'll occasionally see links like, "You're today's lucky winner!" or "Find out more about Home Mortgages." You can tap on the link and see where it takes you, or you can look at the Web address associated with the link first and see if you want to even bother with it. Here's how you do it:

  1. Tap and hold down the link and wait for the pop-up menu to appear.
  2. Instead of tapping on one of the options, look at the top of the menu above the Open button.

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How do I copy an embedded link address?

You can copy a link embedded in a Web page to your clipboard and then paste it into a text message, e-mail, or document. Here's how you do it:

  1. Copy embedded link addressOpen Safari, browse to the desire page, and find the embedded link.

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How do I zoom in a Web page?

When you open Safari and start browsing around Web pages, you'll notice that you sometimes need eagle-like vision to read what's on the screen, especially on the iPhone and iPod touch.


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Browsing the Web: Introduction

Safari does a great job of facilitating an enjoyable Web browsing experience. It can do pretty much everything your desktop browser can, but since the iPhone and iPod touch have smaller screens, zooming in and out, and scrolling around the page are essential skills to master. Here are some basic and not-so-basic techniques that will help you take full advantage of Safari's capabilities.


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