Here are some useful tips when using Safari for web browsing on the iPad:
- Save Images while Browsing the Web
Want to save an image that you find somewhere? Just tap and hold on an image on any web page, and you’ll be prompted to save the image, which will now be stock in your Saved Photos folder in Photos.
- Quick Scroll to the Top of Any Page
If you’ve scrolled down a long page of content, it can be annoying to scroll all the way back up to the top. Thankfully, all you need to do is tap the title bar at the top of the screen, and you’ll scroll back up to the top.
- Enable and add bookmarks to the Safari Bookmarks Bar on your iPad
By default, Safari doesn’t display the Bookmarks Bar. Start out by selecting Settings from the iPad home screen. Select Safari from the Settings column, and then slide the Always Show Bookmarks Bar switch to ON. Now launch Safari and visit a web site you want have added to your Bookmarks Bar. Tap the + (plus sign) to add a bookmark and then tap in the space that says Bookmarks. Tap Bookmarks Bar. You’ll be taken back to the previous ’screen’ and can now save the bookmark.
- Add a web page to the iPad home screen
If you visit a web page frequently then save time ponderously locating it in your Safari bookmarks by adding it as an icon to your Home screen. Tap the + icon in Safari then tap "Add to Home Screen".
- Copy and Paste Text from One App to Another
Just tap and hold a word, then use your finger to drag to select more text, and then Copy it. Go to the other application, tap and hold in the input box, and then use Paste. Easy! Want to select a whole paragraph the easy way? Just tap it 4 times to highlight the entire paragraph, then use Copy.
- Clear the Cache, History and Cookies in Safari for the iPad
You’re probably used to clearing this kind of data right from within the browser. Select Settings from your iPad home screen. Select Safari from the Settings column on the left. Towards the bottom of the Safari column you’ll see 3 buttons – Clear History, Clear Cookies and Clear Cache. Tap any of the 3 to perform that action. You’ll be prompted with a confirmation window. Tap the Clear button.