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Customizing Browser Settings with Your iPhone 5 and Safari

Part of iPhone 5 For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Getting on the Internet with your iPhone is easy using its Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE capabilities. Once you’re online, the bundled browser, Safari, is your ticket to a wide world of information, entertainment, education, and more. You can customize and enhance your Safari experience by accessing and modifying the settings in the following table; simply tap the Settings app icon on the Home screen and then tap Safari.

Setting Description
Search Engine Choose among Google, Bing, and Yahoo! search engines.
AutoFill Turn on AutoFill to automatically complete contact information,
names, or passwords as you type.
Open Links Control whether linked pages open in a new page or in the
background.
Private Browsing Turn the Private Browsing feature, which prevents Safari from
storing information about your browsing activities, on or off.
Accept Cookies Specify whether to accept cookies only from sites you’ve
visited, never, or always.
Clear History Tap to clear the history of websites you’ve visited in
the browser.
Clear Cookies and Data Clear any website cookies and data that have been stored on
your iPhone.
Use Cellular Data Turn on to allow your cellular network to save items on the
Reading List to the phone so you can read them offline.
Fraud Warning Turn on the feature to warn you when you go to suspicious
websites.
JavaScript Turn this on to enable JavaScript-based features such as
rollover and pop-up menus and some other browser-generated content
to run in Safari.
Block Pop-Ups Turn this on to block (most) pop-up windows from displaying in
the browser.
Advanced Review data stored on your device by individual websites and
allow Debug Console to display information to help you resolve
errors when displaying web pages.