For Seniors: Safari on the iPhone 4S

Your iPhone 4S's built-in browser, Safari, is your ticket to a wide world of information, entertainment, education, and more. Safari will look familiar to you if you’ve used it on a PC or Mac device before, though the way you move around by using the iPhone touchscreen might be new to you.

  1. After you’re connected to a network, tap the Safari icon on the Home screen.

    Safari opens, probably displaying the Apple iPhone home page the first time you go online.

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  2. Put two fingers together on the screen and unpinch to enlarge the view. Double-tap the screen with a single finger to restore the default view size.

  3. Put your finger on the screen and flick upward to scroll down on the page.

  4. To return to the top of the web page, put your finger on the screen and drag downward or tap the Status bar at the top of the screen.

Using the pinch method to enlarge or reduce the size of a web page on your screen allows you to view what’s displayed at various sizes, giving you more flexibility than the double-tap method.

When you enlarge the display, you gain more control using two fingers to drag from left to right or from top to bottom on the screen. On a reduced display, one finger works fine for making these gestures.

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