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Apple iPhone 7 Plus Internet and Web Browser Management: How to use and optimize iOS browser settings

This is a comprehensive guide on how to use and manage browser settings on the #Apple iPhone 7 Plus  (#iPhone7Plus) device. It elaborates essential methods and procedures applicable to a Chrome or Safari browser apps you are using to access the Internet with your mobile device.

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There are actually a lot of different things you can do to make the most out of your phone’s Internet function. For example, you can configure your iOS browser settings to ensure fast and smooth browsing experience. Read on to learn more on how to optimize your iOS browser settings so as to ensure faster and better Internet browsing experience with your new iPhone. You may refer to this content when needed.

Below is an outline of all the topics discussed in this post:

 

  • How to Clear/Delete history, cache, and cookies from iOS Chrome browser
  • How to Clear/Delete history, cache, and cookies from iOS Safari browser
  • How to use Private Browsing Mode with your iPhone 7 Plus Safari browser
  • How to Block Cookies on your iPhone 7 Plus Safari browser
  • How to Close Pop-Up Ads on your iOS Safari Browser
  • How to Manage Browser Bookmarks on your iPhone 7 Plus
  • How to Change Content Settings on your iPhone 7 Plus Safari Browser

 

But before you jump into any of these topics, if you have issues with your device, visit our iPhone 7 Plus troubleshooting page for we have already addressed many of the problems reported by our readers. We may have already addressed your concern before and there may already be a solution for it. Just find problems that are similar with yours and use the solutions we suggested. If they don’t work, you may contact us by filling up our iPhone issues questionnaire and hit submit.

Clearing Cache and Cookies on your iPhone 7 Plus Browser Apps

Cache and cookies are comprised of files created by websites you have visited and are stored in the browser you are using. These files help pages load faster and make it easier for you to browse the web. However, your browsing performance can gradually become sluggish as more and more cookies and cache files are accumulated in the browser. This is why regular clearing of your browser’s cache and cookies is recommended. Clearing your browser’s cache and cookies means that websites settings including usernames and passwords will be deleted. This will help eliminate any browsing issues that are triggered by corrupt images and files stored among the browser caches.

How to delete history, cache, and cookies from iOS Chrome browser

Follow these steps to clear cache, cookies and browsing history from your iPhone’s Chrome browser app:

  1. Open Chrome browser by going to the Home screen and then tap Settings.
  2. On the Chrome screen, tap the More icon (three vertical dots) on your browser toolbar.
  3. Tap History.
  4. Tap the option to Clear browsing data.
  5. Under Clear browsing data section, select or mark the check boxes for Cookies and site data and Cached images and files.
  6. Scroll to the top and use the menu to select the amount of data you want to be deleted.
  7. Select beginning of time from the given options, for you to delete everything.
  8. Tap Clear browsing data to confirm action.

How to delete history, cache, and cookies from iOS Safari browser

Follow these steps to clear cache, cookies and browsing history from your iPhone’s Safari browser app:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap to select Safari.
  4. From the Safari screen, scroll to and tap Clear History and Website Data.
  5. If prompted, read the warning message and then tap the option to Clear History and Data.

Wait until the browser cache and cookies clearing process is complete. It could take a little longer depending on the volume of cookies and cache files accumulated in the browser app.

Follow these steps to remove other stored information in your Safari browser:

Aside from history, cache and cookies, there are also other information you can remove from your browser application to ensure better functionality.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Safari.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Tap Website Data.
  5. Select the option to Remove All Website Data.

Notes:

  • Clearing of browsing history, cookies, and browsing data from Safari will not change your auto-fill information.
  • If you want to view your browsing history before clearing, just open the Safari browser app, tap Bookmarks, and then tap History.

Using Private Browsing Mode with your iPhone 7 Plus Safari browser

If you want visit websites without leaving a history, you can use private browsing mode. Private Browsing secures your private information and blocks some websites from tracking your search actions. When you are private browsing with Safari, the browser won’t remember the pages you have visited, search history, as well as your auto-fill information.

Here’s how to turn this browsing feature on or off:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Tap the Pages icon.
  3. Tap the Private button.
  4. Tap Done.

You will know if you’re using Private Browsing because Safari appears black or dark instead of white or gray.

Note:

  • Some websites may appear to be a little slower after the process because all of the images need to be re-loaded.

Blocking Cookies on your iPhone 7 Plus Safari browser

Cookies refer to small pieces of texts sent to your browser by a website you visit. It contains information about your site visits you may want the site to remember such as preferred language and other settings. These files are stored in the browser and will used or pulled out the next time you visit the site, thereby making the next trip easier, faster, and more personalized. If for some reasons, you don’t want to use cookies while browsing the web with your new iPhone, then you can just block the cookies on your browser settings.

Follow these steps to block cookies on your Safari browser:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Safari to open the browser app.
  3. From the Safari screen, tap the option to Block Cookies.
  4. Select any from the given options for cookies filtering like Always Blocking, Allow from Current Websites Only, Allow from Websites I Visit, or Always Allow.

Note:

  • Some webpages might not work if you block cookies. For example, you may not be able to sign in to a website using the correct username and password.
  • In other cases, you might see a message prompt saying cookies are required or your browser’s cookies are off.
  • In addition, some features of a website might not work.

Closing Pop-Up Ads on your iOS Safari Browser

Pop-up ads are advertisements that show up over or under your browser screen, or in another tab. They can also appear as a graphic element within the current screen. While they are created for a purpose, other pop-ups can also cause readers some sort of annoyance. You can control pop-ups from showing on your iPhone.

Here’s what you can do in case you are bothered by a pop-up while using Safari to browse the web on your iPhone 7 Plus, and that it won’t close or keeps showing.

First Method:

  1. Tap in the Smart Search field.
  2. Enter a new URL or search term/keywords.

Alternative:

  1. Close the tab by tapping the Safari Picker icon.
  2. Tap the X button on that tab.

Keeping your software up-to-date can also help in controlling pop-up ads as some software updates include improvements or patches that are designed for such purpose.

Manage Browser Bookmarks Settings and Preferences on your iPhone 7 Plus

Bookmarks are designed to let you have one-tap shortcuts to your favorite websites on your iPhone. The following steps will help you configure and manage important bookmark settings on your iOS brower.

Follow these steps to add a Safari Bookmark on your iPhone 7 Plus:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Safari.
  3. Navigate to a desired website.
  4. While on the current website or page, tap the More icon located at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap the option to Add Bookmark.
  6. Enter the bookmark information.
  7. Tap Save (located in the upper-right of the screen).

Follow these steps to edit a Safari Bookmark on your iPhone 7 Plus:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Safari.
  3. From the Safari browser screen, tap the Bookmarks icon located in the lower-right side.
  4. Tap Edit.

Note:

  • If you don’t see the Edit option, make sure that the Bookmarks tab located in the upper-left is selected.
  • Tap the bookmark name or bookmark folder you want to edit.
  • Enter the appropriate information into the given fields like Title, Address, Location, etc.
  • When you’re finished editing the bookmark information, tap Done to save the recent changes you’ve made.

Follow these steps to launch a Safari Bookmark on your iPhone 7 Plus:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Safari.
  3. On the Safari screen, tap the Bookmarks icon located in the lower-right.
  4. Go to the Bookmarks tab and then tap a bookmark you want to launch or open.

Follow these steps to delete unnecessary bookmarks from your iPhone 7 Plus Safari app:

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Safari.
  3. Tap the Bookmarks icon located in the lower-right of the Safari browser screen.
  4. Tap Edit.
  5. Tap the Minus icon located to the left of the bookmark name you want to delete or remove.
  6. To confirm deletion, tap Delete located on the right.
  7. Tap Done.

Follow these steps to add bookmarks to your iPhone’s Home screen:

If you want a much quicker way of launching your favorite websites or webpages, you can add a bookmark of the site or page to your Home screen and place it along with the apps. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open the Safari browser app.
  2. Navigate to a website.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and look for the icon depicting an arrow that looks like it’s trying to get away from the square. When you see that icon, tap on it.
  4. Tap the option to Add to Home screen.
  5. If prompted, enter a name for the Home screen icon.

You will then see the new icon or bookmark on the home screen. So the next time you will decide to visit the site or page, all you have to do is tap the shortcut bookmark on your home screen.

Changing Content Settings on your iPhone 7 Plus Safari Browser

The following steps will help you configure content settings of your iPhone’s Safari app to ensure fast and flawless mobile browsing experience:

  1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Scroll to and tap Safari.
  3. Tap Search Engine.
  4. Scroll to and tap to select a search engine you prefer to use.
  5. Tap Safari on the upper-left of the screen.
  6. Scroll to and tap Autofill.
  7. Turn off the Autofill feature(s) (like Credit Cards for credit card information) by toggling their respective switches OFF.

In case you will encounter browsing issues while attempting to browse the web with your iPhone 7 Plus like webpages are not displaying correctly, try to use your browser’s incognito or private browsing mode to see if the problem is triggered by something other than cache or cookies.

Aside from using private browsing or incognito mode, you can also check your browser’s JavaScript settings. Some websites require JavaScript enabled for pages to load or render on your device. If necessary, you can turn JavaScript on by going to Settings-> Safari-> Advanced-> then tap JavaScript switch to turn the feature ON.

After enabling JavaScript, try to reload the website or web page you are trying to view.

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If you have other issues with your Apple iPhone 7 Plus, we are always willing to help. Contact us through our iPhone issues questionnaire and provide us with all necessary information about your problem so we can find a solution to your issue.

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