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How to Set Ecosia as the Default Search Engine on iPhone & iPad

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When we think of search engines, the first thing that comes to mind for many is Google. Rightfully so, since it’s by far the most widely used search engine in the world. But, if you’re one of those people who use Ecosia, you’ll be happy to know that you can now set it as a default search engine for Safari.

For those who aren’t aware, Ecosia is a unique search engine in the sense that the company plants trees using the profits they get from search ads. As of this writing, over 116 million trees have been planted by Ecosia so far. Apple, on the other…

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How to Clear Cookies Only from Safari on iPhone & iPad

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If you’re a Safari user on iPhone or iPad and you’ve ever tried clearing website cookies or browsing data, you may have noticed that it’s not possible to remove them without deleting your browsing history as well. However, there’s a hidden setting in iOS and iPadOS that allows you to do clear only the cookies from Safari on iPhone and iPad.

For those who aren’t aware, cookies include user data such as saved login information, website preferences, and other data that are used for tracking browsing activity. This saved information is website-specific…

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How to Turn Off Tab Bar Colors in Safari for Mac

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The latest versions of Safari on Mac apply a color tint effect to the tab toolbar. This shifts the browser window towards the color of the webpage in view, giving it a sort of transparent look. The color effect applies to the area of the search / URL bar, back/forward buttons, tabs, bookmark buttons, and the entire general top of a Safari window on a Mac.

Sometimes the Safari tab bar coloring can be extremely garish or just distracting, but if you’re not a fan of the appearance, you can disable the Safari tab color effect easily in Safari for Mac.

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How to Turn Off Address Bar Color Effect in Safari for iPhone & iPad

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Safari for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 received a pretty significant visual overhaul, and one very obvious change is that the Safari browser screens tab bar and navigation/search bar now have a color effect that tints the Safari interface towards the color of the webpage in view.

If you’d like to disable the Safari color tinting effect on iPhone or iPad, you’ll find it’s easy to do so.

How to Turn Off Safari Color Tinting on iPhone & iPad

The color tab bar feature are in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 or later, earlier versions will not have the settings option:

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How to Install & Use Safari Extensions on iPhone & iPad

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Safari Extensions are now available on iPhone and iPad since the iOS 15/iPadOS 15 update. This is one of the biggest functional changes to Safari, and it’s something that’s long been available on the Mac.

With Safari extensions, you can improve your browsing experience with third-party tools and plug-ins published on the App Store.

But, you won’t find the option to add new extensions within the browser itself, so it’s easy t understand why you may not know how the feature works, or how to install them into Safari on your iPhone and iPad.

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10 of the Biggest Annoyances in iOS 15 (and How to Fix Them)

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iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are solid updates to the iPhone and iPad. Yes, there’s not a whole lot going on this year, and we’re still waiting on features like SharePlay and Universal Control, but this is the year of small, stable updates. That said, every year Apple tends to add some features that are less than ideal, and…

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Revert Safari to Old Design & Get the Safari Search Bar Back on Top on iPhone Screen

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Two of the the most common questions asked by people after updating iPhone to iOS 15 is “can I revert back to the old Safari design?” and “how do I get the Safari search / address bar back to the top of the screen?”

If you don’t like the new Safari design with the address search bar on the bottom of the screen, you’ll be happy to find out that you can reverse this change and get the old Safari design back again.

How to Move the Safari Address / Search Bar Back to Top on iOS 15 for iPhone

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How to Quickly Switch Your Safari Browsing to Private in iOS 15

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Safari gets a huge visual overhaul in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15—Apple has quite literally moved things around (the search bar is now at the bottom of the screen, for starters). And with new features like tab groups, the Private Browsing Mode got kind of lost in the mix with the removal of the prominent “Private” button. …

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How to Change Safari Reader View Font & Background on iPhone & iPad

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Do you take advantage of Safari’s Reader View on iPhone or iPad? If so, you may be excited to know that you can further improve the reading experience by changing the text font, as well as the background color of the Reader View in Safari.

Reader View makes it really comfortable to read web content with its neat minimalistic user-interface and it almost feels like you’re reading an e-book. One of the major advantages of using Safari’s Reader View is that it gets rid of all the unnecessary screen elements, ads, and clutter while reading an article. Thus,…

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How to Force Safari to Load Desktop Sites on iPhone

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Mobile websites are great, but they are very limited when it comes to how much content can be displayed on the small screen. Apple’s iPhones have gotten bigger in size over the years and thanks to HTML5, viewing desktop sites on your phone isn’t nearly as bad as you think. Plus sometimes you may need to use the full desktop version of a site, so you may come into a situation where forcing Safari to load the desktop site onto iPhone is necessary.

By default, when you visit a website using Safari or any web browser on an iPhone, you’re shown the mobile…

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