We continue testing one by one the applications that receive news with the arrival of iOS 14, one of the applications that is receiving more capabilities over time and especially with the arrival of a new version of Apple’s firmware. This time we are also working to ensure that you don’t miss anything.
Discover with us all the novelties of Safari in iOS 14 and we will also explain how to use them. Without a doubt Safari is one of the applications in which Apple puts more affection, hence it is the browser of choice for the vast majority of users.
You already know that Apple has a special interest in protecting the privacy of its users, and that is why, for logical reasons, its devices will become the favorites of those who are suspicious of their private data. iOS 14 focuses its efforts on these protection measures of your users’ data by implementing many new technologies.
One of the functionalities that will allow us to know more in depth the use that is given to our data and especially who treats it is the «Privacy report» from Safari.
To access this report is very simple, once we are browsing a web page we are going to click on the «AA» icon that appears on the left side of the search bar. At the bottom will appear “Privacy Report”.
There we will see information about how Safari protects our privacy on that website, we can see how many known trackers Safari has blocked, as well as a list of those web pages that have more built-in trackers. The truth is that it is interesting, althoughSomething or tells me that it is the typical function that will be forgotten by users.
This is one of those functionalities that are still in beta phase, therefore we find some difficulty in its use. As you know, Apple has now introduced a new Translator Completely integrated in the iPhone, both in the system and with a very interesting own application and that we have verified that it works very well.
In this case, how could it be otherwise, the translator has been fully integrated into Safari, We will never again have to install extensions to be able to translate the web pages we visit and they are in another language.
By pressing the “AA” icon on the left side of the search bar, a translation function for the web page will appear. For now this functionality only allows you to translate pages from other languages into English when we have English enabled as the default language. The functionality will allow to translate into Spanish soon.
This capability will also come quickly to macOS Big Shur and will also be on iPadOS 14.
This is from my point of view the most interesting of the novelties that arise with Safari and that I hope will be available very soon in third-party applications such as YouTube or Telegram. The Picture-in-Picture system is already present on other devices such as iPad or Mac, However, it was reluctant to get to the iPhone despite the growth in the size of the screens.
For his part The use is very simple, for it:
- Maximize any video you are playing and press the PiP icon to show a minimized screen and continue browsing between applications.
- While the video is playing, make the gesture to return to the Springboard and it will be minimized automatically.
It’s that simple to use the PiP of iOS 14 on the iPhone. The arrival of this function is highly appreciated, which will allow us to continue watching the soccer game while answering a WhatsApp from our friend.
New image picker
As with any other browser, With Safari we can select photos or videos to upload to the internet. Even with the arrival of iOS 13 we had important news, through Files we could both download and upload documents, PDFs and much more with the great freedom that this implies.
Apple wanted to give a “twist” to the way we interact with the image selector to make uploads, and now it has transformed it into a kind of extension of the Photos application.
With this new functionality we will be able to alternate between recent photos and go directly to an album in our collection. For its part, we will make a quick selection of the photographs as it happens in the Photos application and perhaps the most interesting, We can use the search engine that takes advantage of the Artificial Intelligence of the iPhone to quickly locate any photograph.
Let’s start with one of the most interesting and that does not only affect Safari, it affects more sections of the Operating System such as Apple’s own Mail application. Now we will be able to set as “default” any browser application, not only Safari, something that until now was only possible in macOS. In this way, when we open links or configurations, it will be opened through the application that we have configured as default.
To make this change, we will go to Settings, navigate to the General section and choose the application. Within the functionalities we will be able to choose whether we want it to be, for example, the default browser.
It is not the only novelty, now Safari too will be fully integrated into the «Universal Search» iOS, that is, we will be able to take advantage of that kind of «Spotlight» that Apple has available on the iPhone and in addition to the traditional searches or the files that we have within our device, it will direct us directly to the recommended web pages.
Meanwhile, they are still working on a LogIn system pFor the most complete web services, although the reality is that the password access service or Keychain is quite good in iOS, so the change we hope is not too much. By last, Scribble will be compatible in Safari if we use an iPad and a smart pen, so we can write directly in the search bar.