Customizing Browser Settings with Your iPhone 6s and Safari

By Nancy C. Muir

Getting on the Internet with your iPhone is easy using its Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE capabilities. After 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 Settings on the Home screen and then tap Safari.

Setting Description
Search Engine Choose among Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing, and Yahoo! search
Search Engine Suggestions Turn on or off a feature that makes suggestions of possible
matches when you perform a search within Safari.
Spotlight Suggestions Turn on or off a feature that makes suggestions of possible
matches when you search using the Spotlight Search feature.
Quick Website Search Use this feature to search within a website by entering the
website name in a search field along with the search
Preload Top Hit Turn on to have Safari load a list of top hits to display.
Passwords Add a password to access iPhone.
AutoFill Turn on AutoFill to automatically complete contact information,
names, credit cards, and/or passwords as you type.
Frequently Visited Sites Turn off to stop viewing Apple’s suggested frequently
visited sites at the end of your Favorites list.
Favorites Cause Safari to make Favorites available when you enter an
address or search term, or open a new tab in Safari.
Open Links Control whether linked pages open in a new tab or in the
background (on the current tab).
Show Tab Bar Turn on to display the Tab Bar in Safari.
Block Pop-Ups Turn this on to block (most) pop-up windows from displaying in
the browser.
Do Not Track Request that sites refrain from tracking your actions
Block Cookies Specify whether to accept cookies only from sites you’ve
visited, only from the current site, never, or always.
Fraudulent Website Warning Turn on the feature to warn you when you go to suspicious
Clear History and Website Data Tap to clear the history of websites you’ve visited in the
Use Cellular Data Turn on to allow your cellular network to save items on the
Reading List to the phone so that you can read them offline.
Advanced Review data stored on your device by individual websites,
enable or disable JavaScript, and allow Web Inspector on your
Safari browser to display information to help you resolve errors
when displaying web pages.