The new iPadOS from Apple, which separated from the main mobile operating system of iOS 13 for the iPhone, offers the iPad more flexibility, possibilities and flair in desktop style. One of the main beneficiaries of these tablet enhancements is Apple's Safari browser. With iPadOS 13, Safari is transformed into a desktop-class browser instead of a mobile browser, synchronizing Safari on the iPad with the look, feel, and functionality of desktop Safari.
Browsing by desktop class is a household name. Under the hood, Safari for iPadOS changes the & # 39; user-agent & # 39; of the app – the way it communicates with websites – to identify it as a macOS Safari browser instead of a mobile browser, providing a similar browsing experience on the iPad as on the desktop.
It is no coincidence that Apple has optimized new Assistive Touch functions with the same iPadOS that now allow you to use a Bluetooth mouse with the iPad, as well as the Apple Pencil or your fingers, which is part of the friction of using the iPad as a laptop. Web interfaces for Gmail, Google Calendar, Facebook, YouTube and other apps now work in the same way on your iPad as on a Mac. Let's take a closer look at some of the new tricks designed specifically for the Safari browser in iPadOS 1
You have many more choices when viewing Web pages in Safari on the iPad than you did before the new iPadOS was launched. View the AA button (the website display menu) to the left of the browser's address field. Tap and you will see a list of controls. You can only zoom in on the text, such as in a desktop browser. Tap on the larger A to enlarge the text but not to zoom in on the entire page. You can also zoom out on the text or choose the Reader view. This menu allows you to hide or show the entire toolbar by tapping the top of the screen. If you prefer the mobile version of the site, you can choose it.
Individual site settings
With iPadOS and Safari you can adjust your browser to individual sites with a new menu called Website settings, in the same way as in the desktop version of the browser. You can set this on Request desktop website or the mobile website . You can ask to use the Reader view automatically on every page, if available. You can change the permissions for the functions and data of your iPad by turning the camera, microphone or your location on or off or by pressing Deny Allow or Ask every time when you browse a specific site that wants to use the functions of your tablet.
At the top of the toolbar you can use a new download menu to manage files that you want to download to your tablet. Tap it to view your downloads, just like on a desktop. You will see a list of previous downloads or a progress bar that indicates a current download. You can also clear the list or tap the magnifying glass icon to move the download to the download folder of the Files app. If you don't see the download button right away, first try downloading a file and that will make it visible.
You can upload files from your iPad to various websites. Images are particularly flexible with iPadOS 13. If you choose an image from your photo library, you can adjust the size of the upload. At the bottom of the window there is a Choose the image size notation you can tap to choose Large Medium Small or Actual size uploads, just like in Safari for Mac.
Tabs play a huge role in the productivity of the desktop browser. So it's not surprising that new tools are available to make your life easier in Safari for iPadOS. If you have multiple tabs open and you want to find one, a search will now not only produce regular results, but also a function Switch to tab (also new in macOS Catalina) so that you can tap it to access to get to the desired tab. If you keep touching a tab, you will discover even more options. You can arrange tabs by title or website. You can also save all your tabs as bookmarks by touching and holding the Bookmarks button at the top left of the window and selecting Add bookmarks for tabs .
The Sharing function now has a button Options with which you can share a webpage specifically as a PDF or web archive. The Automatic setting gives you a link to share, but it can also make the best choice for sharing formats, depending on the destination.
Full page screenshot
Making a screenshot of a full page is easy in Safari for iPadOS. Press the Home button and the Sleep / Wake button at the same time and you will see an example on the bottom left of the screen. Tap the preview to display the formatting mode. At the top of the screen you can now choose from Screen or Full page . Switch to Full Page lets you scroll through the long story with the help of a scroll bar. You can also use the markup pins and markers to recall important content on the page, share it by tapping the Share button or save it as a file.
Not everyone is e and hot key fan, but for those who are, there are plenty of options with iPadOS. The new iPadOS now offers users a more desktop-like hot key experience in Safari when using Apple & # 39; s Smart Keyboards or third-party keyboards, making the Safari browsing experience a lot smoother. Here are some of the most important iPadOS hot keys.
|Use default font size in Reader (⌘-0)||Open link in background (⌘ tap)||Switch downloads (⌘ option)|
|Open link in new window (⌘-Option-tap)  Use selection for Search (⌘-E)||Email this page (⌘-I)|
|Open link in new tab (⌘-Shift-tap)  Text size Reduce reader (⌘ -)  Zoom In (⌘ – +)|
|Zoom Out (⌘ -)||Save Web Page (⌘-S)||Change Targeted Element (Option-Tab)|
|Focus Smart Search Field (⌘-Option – F)||Close web view in app (⌘-W)||Increase text size Reader (⌘ – +)|
|Download linked file (Option-tap)||Add link to reading list (Shift-tap)  Close other tabs (⌘-Option-W)|
|Scroll around screen (arrow keys)||Paste without formatting (⌘-Shift-Option-V)||New Private tab (⌘-Shift-N)  Actual size (⌘-0)||Open search result (⌘-Return)  Switch bookmarks (⌘-Alt-1)|