Google is the default search engine on your iPhone or an iPad. Safari on your device will always use the selected default search engine while searching online. This can be changed in your settings. You have 4 options to choose as your search engine.
- Bing – Microsoft’s search engine
- DuckDuckGo – search engine that doesn’t track you
Here is the list of most commonly used Web browsers, The Top 5 Web Browsers list
- Microsoft Internet Explorer(IE)
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
From the StatCounter statistics below, you can see that Internet Explorer and Firefox are the most common browsers.
Market share for Top 5 browsers in the year 2009
Apple Safari browser has a private browsing feature that lets you to browse in stealth mode. This feature is similar to Internet Explorer 8’s InPrivate Browsing, Google Chrome’s Incognito and Firefox 3.1 Private Browsing Mode. What does private browsing mean exactly? Private browsing feature stops recording the sites you visit. No browsing information is added to the history, auto fill, downloads window or anything. It won’t save or cache any personal information you enter on online forms you fill out or page history (pages you visit), as if you were never there.
Safari Top Site feature is one cool feature, which tracks the sites you browse and presents history thumbnails on a single page. You can customize the display by pinning a favorite site to a specific location in the grid.
If you ever want to clear the clear Top Sites List, and delete the browsing history in safari, follow the steps;
To clear cookies in Apple safari web browser, do the following
- Choose Edit ( wheel button in safari 4 or latest version)
- Select Preferences.
- Click Security.
- Click Show Cookies.
- Click Remove All to clear the cookies.
- Click Done.