How to use Safari’s website View menu and Per-Site settings on iPad

Safari iPadOS Per-Site Settings

If you use Safari on your iPad, then you’re going to like the new features you get with iPadOS. Safari gets few extras that let you enjoy your browsing experience a little more.

A new View menu gives you quick access to some handy controls and the Per-Site settings let you customize options based on the site you’re visiting.

Here’s a rundown on how to use Safari’s website View menu and Per-Site settings.

Using the Safari View menu on iPadOS

Visit a site you like and then tap the AA icon on the left of the Safari address bar to open the View menu. You’ll see some cool new options here you can adjust.

  • Text size controls: Use the large and small A’s to increase or decrease the text size on the page. To return the webpage to its original text sizes, just tap the percentage in the center.
  • Show Reader View: If Reader View is available, just tap to enter it and see below for options you have there.
  • Hide Toolbar: You can hide the entire bar at the top of Safari for a larger view of the website. Tap at the very top to unhide the toolbar.
  • Request Desktop/Mobile Site: Depending on whether you are viewing the desktop or mobile version of the site, you can request the other with just a tap.
  • Website Settings: These are the Per-Site settings that we’ll explain next.

Tap the AA icon once more to close the View menu.

Safari iPadOS View Menu

Reader View settings

If you use the Show Reader View option in the menu and tap the AA icon you can make changes to the Reader View too.

Choose from backgrounds like white, sepia, gray, and black. You can select a different font style and increase or decrease the font size.

Tap Hide Reader View to return to the mobile or desktop site or just tap the AA icon to close the menu.

Safari iPadOS Reader View Settings

Using the Safari Per-Site settings on iPadOS

Tap the Website Settings option in the View menu and you can change these options.

  • Request Desktop Site: Enable the toggle to display this option to Request the Desktop Site.
  • Use Reader Automatically: Enable the toggle to jump into Reader View automatically.
  • Camera, Microphone, and Location: Choose from Ask, Deny, or Allow for each of these three options.

Remember, these settings are on a per-site basis. So for those that you visit regularly, you can adjust these settings to enhance your experience.

Tap Done when you finish making your adjustments.

Safari iPadOS Per-Site Settings

Wrapping it up

It’s always awesome to have more options in Safari that let you tailor your browsing experience. So be sure to check out the new View menu and Per-Site settings in Safari on iPadOS.

What do you think of these new Safari on iPad features? Do you think you’ll find them handy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!