Every time Apple launches a new operating system for iPhoneIt adds with it many features of its built-in applications, such as the Safari browser, which has a number of great features and improvements that will facilitate use, enhance security, and protect users' privacy. Here are 8 new features coming to the Safari browser with iOS 17.

separate profiles

withiOS 17, Apple introduced a new feature, which is creating different profiles on the Safari browser, and so you can create a profile for your work and another personal one that you use for regular browsing away from work, and these profiles separate tabs, preferences, website data, history history, and even accessories to become To be able to separate your work and personal life while surfing the Internet, and to set up a profile on Safari, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app
  • Scroll down to Safari
  • Click on New Profile
  • Select an icon, name and background color for the profile
  • Choose your settings for favorites and tabs
  • Click Done

Thus, you have more than one profile on the browser, and you can move between them with ease while using Safari on your iPhone.

Enhanced private browsing

With the new operating system for the iPhone, and when using the private browsing feature on Safari, the private browsing windows will be automatically locked when you do not use them, and in order to unlock and access them again, secondary authentication is required, and so on when your device is in the hands of another person and when trying to open tabs while private browsing, he will not be able to access those tabs; Because to open it, you now need to enter a passcode, fingerprint, or face, and if you do not need authentication via face or fingerprint, and you want to cancel it, follow these steps:

  • Open the Settings app
  • Click on Safari
  • Scroll down, until you reach Face ID‌ or Fingerprint to open Private Browsing
  • Click the toggle to disable the authentication process

Private search engine

In iOS 16, you can choose a default search engine to use with Safari, but with ‌iOS 17, you can choose separate search engines for normal browsing and when private browsing mode is on, and Apple gives you several options, and this includes Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ecosia, and even DuckDuckGo. Here's how Select a search engine while in private browsing mode:

  • Go to Settings
  • Scroll down to Safari
  • Click on your search engine
  • Click on a search engine option to select it
  • Then, exit Settings

Remove trackers

iOS 17 strips the links you try to open in Safari of all trackers, which are added at the end of the URL, and sites rely on them to track your browsing and know what you are doing in order to collect information about you and target you with annoying ads. It works automatically when using private browsing, but you can use it during normal browsing. Here's how to do it:

  • Go to Settings
  • Scroll down and tap on Safari
  • Click on Advanced
  • Tap on advanced tracking and fingerprint protection
  • Select "All browsing modes"

Turning this option on will remove all trackers that are pasted at the end of links while browsing, whether it's normal or private.

Hide the IP

In ‌iOS 17, there is an option to hide your IP address from trackers, as well as websites when you use the iCloud Private Relay feature, which hides your IP address through two separate relays, ensuring that no party (even Apple) will ever know who you are. Your device will know who you are and what you're doing while browsing the web in Safari.

Refine your search

Apple has improved the search process and made it more relevant with iOS 17, so when you try to search for something through Safari, you will find search results appear faster than before and more relevant suggestions will be displayed for you to choose from with ease as well as highlighting the search results that you It comes from your bookmarks, tabs, and search history.

 Privacy settings

Apple has moved the privacy-focused settings, which include blocking all cookies and ad measurement to maintain privacy, and checking Apple Pay from the “Privacy and Security” section of the Safari browser settings, to become available now in the “Advanced” section. Apple aims to hide those settings and make them not visible to everyone.

Listen to the page

Siri with iOS 17 can read a website to you which is useful if you come across a long article or other content that you want to listen to while you're doing something else. The feature works as long as Reader View is available on a website and to be able to listen to the webpage, follow these steps:

  • Open the Safari browser on the iPhone
  • Go to the content you want Siri to read
  • Click on the Aa icon in the address bar
  • Select the option to listen to the page

Thus, Siri will start reading the content of the page. You can stop by clicking on the stop listening option, and if you lock the device screen, dedicated playback controls will appear on the screen.

Finally, these were the 8 most popular features coming to the Safari browser with iOS 17, where Apple always focuses on protecting users' privacy. This feature has always been one of the strengths of the iPhone, but with iOS 17, Apple took that feature to another level to enhance security. And bring more protection to the iPhone.

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