Apple’s web browser, Safari, keeps getting better and faster. It features an elegant search bar, tabs, and a special version of Split View for iPad users. You can view shared links and add items to your playlist, or access your saved passwords and credit cards via iCloud Keychain. You can also pay for goods and services using Apple Pay, the company’s secure contactless payment system.

If you’re curious about the best part of Safari, here’s all you need to know.

Find web pages, bookmarks, and history in Safari

You can access your default search provider, your browsing history, save bookmarks and specific words on web pages from the Unified Smart Search bar at the top of your Safari browser window.

How to use private browsing and tabs in Safari on iPhone

Tabs in Safari allow you to keep multiple web pages open at the same time so you can switch between them. You can open links in new tabs so that you don’t lose what you’re surfing, and you can even switch to private mode.

How to use Shared Links in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Shared links allow you to make a custom feed inside the iPhone and iPad’s built-in web browser, Safari. You can add social accounts and your favorite websites to your Shared Links tab and get all the content that matters to you in one convenient place.

How to block ads in Safari

Whether it’s ads, social widgets or spoilers you want to avoid, you can make it a little less distracting by downloading and dropping widget content.

How to clear history and cookies in Safari

Every time you visit a web page using the Safari web browser, it is saved in your browser’s history so you can go back more easily and find that page again if you want.  If you don’t want a particular page saved in your history or cookies (we don’t judge!), you can always use the private browsing mode. If you forget, however, you can quickly and easily delete your history and cookies.

If you’re concerned about your children’s safety while browsing online, we also offer a guide to implementing parental controls to block potentially unpleasant websites from young eyes.