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How to Install Safari extensions on iPhone

Miriam Harris | July 4, 2016
Here’s how to install and manage Safari extensions on your iPhone, for easier access to browsing, social sharing and security.

Safari extensions help to customise and enhance your mobile online browsing experience such as productivity, security, bookmarking, search tools and social networking.

Safari extensions are available from Apple's Safari Extension Gallery, or by searching in the App store on your phone.

How to install Safari extensions on iPhone: Download relevant app 

To install a Safari extension on an iPhone, it's as simple as downloading the relevant app first from the App Store.

However, not all apps have extensions available on your mobile, even if they are on your Mac browser.

When you want to enable and manage different types of Safari extensions on your phone, it varies between the different types on offer.

Here are some popular types.

Here's how to install Safari extensions on your iPhone: How to install social media extensions

To install a social media Safari extension, in this case Pocket, tap the share button. It's an icon with an upwards facing arrow inside a box on the bottom centre of your screen.

Swipe to the end of the sharing app icons and tap More. 

Enable the Safari extension by swiping the button so its turned on, it will turn green, then tap Done.

Pocket allows users to quickly save, discover, and recommend interesting stories.

Bookmarking Safari extensions include: Evernote Web ClipperPin It and Liner.

Social sharing Safari extensions include: BufferWe Heart It.

Here's how to install Safari extensions on your iPhone: How to install security extensions

Repeat the same process as above, but swipe to the end of the action icons, the list below the social media icons, and tap More.

Enable the extension, in this case 1Password, then tap Done. 

1Password remembers all your passwords and other sensitive information behind the one password that only you know.

Some security extensions are managed from the iOS Settings.

Go to Settings, find Safari and tap Content Blockers to enable Adblock Plus and wait for 10 seconds. 

Adblock lets users browse free of annoying ads on your iPhone in a private and secure way, also saving data and uses less battery.

Security Safari extensions include: 1PasswordEvernote Web Clipper, and Ka-Block.

 

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