iOS 13’s Safari lacks the iPad-only capabilities afforded by the iPadOS software, such as the ability to create multiple browser windows by dragging, but there are plenty of other feature enhancements to make it a worthwhile update, like a dedicated download manager.
Safari in iPadOS automatically retrieves desktop version of websites, scaled appropriately for the larger display and optimized for touch. It also brings significant enhancements like a dedicated download manager with background support, more than two-dozen new keyboard shortcuts and improved tab management and multitasking.
Three out of four people use duplicate passwords online and 21 percent use passwords that are over a decade old! Thankfully, the new WebAuthn protocol promises to usher in an era of passwordless logins and hassle-free two-factor authentications.
According to the company, Do Not Track has “expired” and is now an outdated feature (it was added to Safari in 2011). Good riddance, we say, because Apple’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention is more than a suitable replacement.