Misusing of technology has been exploiting today’s generation at an impeccable rate. Many practices such as hacking, tracking are proven to be prime threats to your privacy online. And when it is for the iOS users safari is the default browser and to enhance Safari privacy is important, so to keep browsing private few tricks can be useful,
To Avoid Being Tracked:
Tracking is a most common threat to your online privacy so to prevent that safari provides a special feature called Prevent Cross-Site Tracking which acts as a shield to protect the web from third party trackers, the special browser will delete third-party trackers from the sites that haven’t been used for last 30 days. This feature is by default on but if not, to initiate the feature in the iOS device you can follow the steps:
First go to “Settings” > then “Safari” > “Preferences” > in “Privacy & Security” > choose “Prevent Cross-Site Tracking”
and to block first and third party trackers both choose the option “Block all cookies”
Use of Private Search Engine:
Google is by default used by safari but you can choose various options available such as Yahoo, Bing DuckDuckGo and Ecosia. DuckDuckGo is the most private engine to use as it doesn’t collect user information.
Clear Your Cookies:
Cookies are one of the convenient ways for online trackers to track you nevertheless Safari browser never delete cookies after exit so you have to do that manually by following these steps:
“Settings” > “Safari” > “Preferences” > “Privacy and Security” > “Block all cookies”
After turning on “Block all cookies” a box appear to ensure if you want to block all cookies as blocking will remove everything including login information and websites won’t work so to avoid that you can select and remove manually.
Clean Up Browsing History:
You can clean up your recent browsing history, simply by going to the safari browser and choosing history. When you press on history it shows a box with four options from last hour to all time, you can choose according to preferences. But if want to clear all history either recent or old.
Go to Settings > safari > press clear history and website data.