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How to browse the web on iPhone: Part 2

Navigating Pages
The main browser in Apple iPhone is Safari, and it is one of the best browser after, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. It is a standard Web browser which is also used on PC and laptops as well. However you will have a lot more zooming and scrolling to do since the iPhone has a smaller screen. You able to scroll down, up, right or left by dragging a finger over a page in a desired direction. When you flick a finger quickly the page scrolls automatically through virtual momentum; you can tap the screen if you want to stop its motion or leave the screen to come to a stop itself. If you like to zoom in any particular section of a page, just place your two fingers jointly on your screen then have them spread apart –type of an inverse pinch. To have this action reversed zoom out again. But, this feature wont work on every Web page. You will receive best results on all pages that are table-style or column layouts. In almost all cases, Safari produces pages beautifully.

The text is remarkably clear even when smallest sizes are used. Actually the text that’s usually a blur on PC or Laptop was clear and legible on the iPhone.  On a downside, Safari that on your iPhone currently does not support Java or Flash, this means you will encounter some pages that have content you will not able to browse, instead there will be errors. Yet your iPhone comes with a built-in YouTube program it allows you to browse the YouTube content that’s coded in H.264 format, go to YouTube by using Safari and you try viewing a video which is available on Flash format only you will get errors which say that you using an “ old version of Macromedia`s Flash Player” installed. When reading the Web page, click on whatever Web link if you want to go immediately to that particular page.

You able to use the back and front buttons when navigating between the pages same as you do on any other browser. By tapping on the e-mail link it will open the new message on the iPhone`s Mail program, when you have many e-mail accounts then iPhone will use the default account to have the message send. Similarly, tapping the map link will open iPhones Maps program and all destination previously specified. By tapping on links that support audio files (MP3 or AAC up to 320 Kbps, Apple Lossless, Audible, AIFF, or WAV formats) video files (MPEG-4 or H.264 ), Safari plays the media immediately in the browser. Need to add any text on a field in the page, click on that field; Safari automatically zoom’s text field and brings up you on-screen keyboard, in the text-entry mode. Next and Previous buttons allows you to quickly jump in-between the text fields and without zooming out again. If you come across a list on the Web page or a scrolling box and if you composing any comment on the blog scrolling with only one finger are not going to work, instead you need to zoom in the box, use your two fingers to scroll through.

How to browse the web with iPhone: Part 1

If you have worked with Safari previously on PC, or Mac then you will discover the iPhones version from Apple’s web browser strange and familiar, but it can not do everything as the desktop can do, such as it doesn’t presently have flash support. Safari on your iPhone allows you to view almost any site on web, or fill web forms and do searches. To see where any link is going to take you before it actually goes there simply hold down your fingertip on the link rather than clicking on it. When you do this the information balloon will display your underlying URL.

Click on Safari icon at the home screen, here a tiny version of Apple’s web browser will appear. On top of Safari Window you will find the address bar that has two icons on each side, at the left you have a plus sign [+] this is for adding the present page to the list of your bookmarks, at your right is a circular arrow, this is to reload the present page. Below is the toolbar with forward and back arrows, also two icons, one is to open multiple pages (this is a stack of pages) and one is for bookmarks (this is the book icon) to visit any web page, click within the address bar on the top of the Window. From below the iPhones screen the keyboard slides up, as you start to type a URL, Safari will display the list of the sites that are on your bookmarks or in the history which match; click on any one item in that list to have that page opened. Otherwise, you may type the whole URL then click on GO. When entering URLs, your Safari keyboard offers helpful keys for inserting backlash (/), .com suffix and period (.). When entering text at the web page or the search engine, the keyboard switches back to standard layout. When the page starts to load this circular arrow turns to an X. Click the X if you want to have the loading process stopped- handy when you accidentally choose the incorrect site or if the site is taking to long to load.

While scrolling to the bottom of the page, your address bar disappears from the screen. If you need to enter another web address, just click on status bar on the screen that would bring back your address bar. You able to edit your URL that’s already at its address field just click it, or quickly have the address field cleared by clicking the X button, that’s on the right of your address bar, and if you prefer searching the web, then click within your search field which appears at the bottom of address bar. First type a search query there after click on Google key, by default your iPhone uses Google to make web searches, however you are able to change the default to Yahoo. To change this just click on your Settings button which is on home screen, then select Safari then search engine, next click on Yahoo.