Chapter 5 How Can I Make the Most of iPhone Web Surfing?


One of the most popular modern pastimes is web surfing, and now you can surf even when you’re out and about thanks to the large screen on your iPhone and support for speedy networks, such as LTE and Wi-Fi. You perform these surfin’ safaris using, appropriately enough, the Safari web browser app, which is easy to use and intuitive. However, the Safari app offers quite a few options and features, many of which are hidden in obscure nooks and crannies of the iPhone interface. If you think your surfing activities could be faster, more efficient, more productive, or more secure, this chapter can help.

Touchscreen Tips for Websites

The touchscreen operates much the same way in Safari as it does in the other iPhone apps. You can use it to scroll pages, zoom in and out, tap links, fill in forms, enter addresses, and more. The screen is remarkably fluid in its motion, and its response to your touch is neither hyperactive nor sluggish. It actually makes surfing the web a pleasure, which isn’t something you can say about most smartphones.

Here’s a little collection of touchscreen tips that ought to make your web excursions even easier:

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