Security and protection of our privacy on the Internet is vital in these times, and even more so on our mobile devices, where we keep most of our private data. That’s why today on iPadizate, we’re going to explain how to improve privacy in Safari from the iPhone and iPad.
Most iOS users routinely use the native Safari application as a web browser on iPhone and iPad, but not many know how to properly protect their data.
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One of the simplest and most effective ways to enhance your privacy with Safari is by using web browsing in private or anonymous mode. In Private browsing mode, web pages have a data tracking limit that they cannot exceed, and none of our browsing or historical data is stored.
To activate or enable private or anonymous browsing follow these simple steps:
1. Enter the Safari application and click on the tab button in the upper right corner.
2. Then press the “Private Nav.” button at the top.
3. The Safari interface will turn black, indicating that we are in private browsing mode.
Privacy settings in Safari
From the Settings application in Safari preference settings, you’ll find many more privacy options. In addition, you can also set autofill preferences, block advertising (iOS 9), block windows, block cookies, disable data tracking…
Below, from the iDownloadblog we are given information about these configuration options in Safari:
Frequent sites: Disabling this option will cause no data to be stored about the websites we visit, ideally if we share the iPhone or iPad with other users.
Content blockers: In this option of the Safari Settings configuration we can activate or deactivate all the applications to block advertising that we have previously installed.
Do not trace: This function asks web pages that usually track our activity not to do so on the next visit.