iOS 14 brings a lot of innovations. Apple’s own web browser, Safari, is also getting some improvements. We list them.
4 improvements of Safari in iOS 14
During WWDC 2020, Apple explained in detail what is new in iOS 14. Safari also gets a lot of improvements with iOS 14. Since most people use their iPhone to visit websites, it is important that the browser works well not only in macOS but also in iOS 14.
According to Apple, Safari is already the fastest mobile browser in the world. The privacy of users is improved with the update, but the browser is also easier to use. These are the four main improvements in a row.
Log in with Face ID and Touch ID
From now on, you can use Touch ID and Face ID to log in instead of a password. This is especially useful for websites where you have to pass on a lot of sensitive information, such as that of your bank or, for example, a password manager.
During WWDC 2020, Apple explained that developers with iOS 14 can now use Face ID and Touch ID on their websites as authentication. The first time you log in you needs a username, password, and two-factor authentication. After that, you can use Face ID or Touch ID to log in to that website. This is a lot faster than a password and it is also more secure.
With iOS 14, Safari gets the ability to translate websites at the touch of a button, even if you don’t have a working internet connection. Safari recognizes the language of the website. If that’s not your native language, Safari will suggest you translate it.
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An icon will appear at the top to translate. If you tap this, the website will be translated for you. Safari can now translate websites into seven different languages, but it will undoubtedly be expanded.
To gain more insight into the data that a website stores, you can view a Privacy Report for each website in iOS 14. Safari ensures that websites cannot track you to other websites.
In the Privacy Report, you can then see which websites have tried to track you. Safari keeps track of which sites have been blocked using the so-called ‘Intelligent Tracking Prevention’ in Safari, the function that automatically recognizes and prevents the tracking of websites.
In iOS 14, Safari will securely check your passwords. This examines whether passwords may have been involved in a data breach. To do this in a safe way, encryption is used.
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This checks whether your passwords match leaked passwords, without revealing your password to anyone. If a leak is discovered, Safari will help you to log in differently or create a new password right away.