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
Sometimes you may want to reset Safari browser to the default Settings. Basically Apple Safari browser will store all your browsing history including cache, cookies, user names, passwords, download history, search keywords, etc.,. it is good idea to reset the browser when you use a shared or public computer, so that other people won’t see which webpages you visited and other important information.
Do you want to know how to use the autofill feature for usernames and passwords on websites using the safari browser?
Safari can automatically fill in forms, user names, and passwords for you. But you should enable autofill feature to this work. Here I will explain how to enable autofill/autocomplete form work in safari web browser. Safari will highlight in yellow any fields that can be autofilled.
Like any other web browsers when you enter a user name and password for a website, Safari asks if you want to save the user name, password and form information. This feature is called Safari Autofill. You can turn off this feature and delete any user names and passwords Safari has saved.
- Choose Edit > Preferences
- Click the AutoFill tab
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.