Safari for iOS 7 updated with smart search, new tab view and more

safari ios 7

As a part of iOS 7, Safari received a huge update with an all-new design and added various features like a revamped tab view, keychain syncing, a new “smart search” field and a lot more.

Safari’s UI chrome as well as the icon now is “flat,” in line with the entire look of iOS 7.

searchThere’s a unified bar for URLs and search, which Apple calls “smart search.” When you tap into the smart search field, all your favorites are displayed, and narrowed down according to what you type. The search also shows results from your history, and autosuggestions.

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Tabs are now stacked vertically in a 3D perspective view and you can scroll between them to switch between tabs. There’s no longer an 8-tab limit in Safari.

shared links safari ios 7

Along with bookmarks and reading list, there’s a new shared links tab that lets you see the links your friends have shared on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Categories: iOS 7

  • Jailbreaker

    Finally! Google Chrome is great, but I preferred Safari since it utilizes the faster browsing engine.

    Anyone know if they will permit Chrome to utilize Safari’s faster browsing engine?

  • Seth

    since your name is jailbreaker you probably have your phone jailbroken. download Nitrous from cydia

  • Drewtlo

    Does anyone how to access iCloud tabs on the iPhone? I’ve found them on the iPad, but no luck on iPhone. Thanks.

    • Tim

      Tap on the Tabs button, and just scroll down beyond the tabs.

  • Very Angry

    Of course now they force smart search on you. What if I don’t want my girlfriend to see the sites I have been on if she happens to type in the first few letters? I tried turning it off and it doesn’t work. Old websites still pop up! Screw you apple!

  • Rias why~?

    Um where is the history ?