What’s New of Safari in iOS 12?

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Safari has a lot of new features that have improved the security, new web APIs, media changes, and Apple’s Safari Preview browser, etc. The iOS 12 is an updated version of Safari.

Safari in iOS 12 is available for developers, and Apple plans to release new iOS 11.3 public betas in the nearest future.

When Will iOS 12 Be Released?

Apple doesn’t give the precise dates for latest iOS releases. The company has officially given a general time frame that it will arrive in spring (March to June).

The 6th beta was available to the developers on March 16, but the general beta release will come out soon. It was evident that no special feature changes, apart from the optimizations and bug fixes. It is unusual to release beta 5 and beta 6 the same week. Also, it is strange for public betas and developer to release new features the same day. When betas are coming on quickly and not bringing in new features, we believe that Apple will finally release iOS 12 soon.

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Safari New Features in iOS 12

1 Web Inspector and Tools

  • Canvas Debugging add a canvas tab for debugging 2D canvas in the web page.
  • New Network Tab design improves the usability and clarity of the Network Tab.
  • Improved styles sidebar feature.

2 Privacy and Security

  • Website Not Secure Warnings display the warnings when users move a credit card form or password on an insecure page.
  • Sub-resource reliability includes file confirmation for resource files to avoid alteration of the file during delivery.
  • Storage Access API added new sandbox API for user consent to make use of first-party cookies from a third-party.
  • New Intelligent Tracking Prevention provides consistency of cross-website tracking protection behaviors.
  • Latest User-Agent String Policy modify the policy to use updated Safari version number and iOS version number

3 Password AutoFill

The iOS 12 Password AutoFill for apps also works perfectly in web views within the apps. This makes it easier for users to have access to a site without any copy and paste password each time. The web apps saved to the web pages in SFSafariViewController and Home screen on iOS 12 use camera to capture images.

  • The Password AutoFill for Apps in Web Views contains UIWebView and WKWebView.
  • Removed Password AutoFill on Page Load stops AutoFill prevent sharing of data without user permission.

4 Web APIs

  • Service Workers support background scripts requested by the proxy network.
  • Payment Request API provides a standards-based payment API through a reliable mechanism.
  • HTML image features both asynchronous and synchronous photos on the webpage.
  • Signal API sends to web server non-blocking asynchronous requests.
  • New directory support API entries support developers to upload directories content.
  • Display contents support contents value of the CSS display property that makes use of the small element boxes instead of the element box when computing layout.
  • ECMAScript 2018 features spread properties for object literals and permit rest properties for object restructuring work.
  • Updated the Clipboard API improved the standards compliance. It also reduces crashes and scrolling performance.

5 Media

Safari graphics interchange format has been updated with better decoding function, different colors and improved downloading options.

  • Image asset support video content in the form of tags.
  • Encrypted Media Extensions in iOS provide support to the media.
  • New Media Capture and WebRTC improved standards of stability and compatibility.

How to Clear Safari History

If you want to clear safari history, it is necessary to check and scan data entirely using powerful tools. This can be done by a powerful tool called iMyFone Umate Pro.
iMyFone Umate Pro for Win or for Mac is the best solution for iOS privacy protection and space saving tool. The app helps to clear space on your device using one-click option. It is the best tool for scanning and erasing safari history, calendar, videos, voice memo, messages, bookmark photos and call history, etc.

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Key Features:

  • Permanently clear history, cache, and safari cookie.
  • Clear all current safari history and deleted history.
  • Completely erase fragments in a third-party app such as WhatsApp, Snapchat, and Kik, etc.
  • Erase all data on your iPhone if you want to sell it.
  • Delete private data to prevent data leakages like images, messages, and contacts.
  • The app is highly recognized by lots of online media such as MacWorld, iPhoneinCanada, APPKED, etc.

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The steps to clear safari history:

Step 1: Firstly, connect your device to the computer using a USB cable. Install and launch iMyFone Umate Pro.

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Step 2: Click on “Erase Private Data” on the app, and select “scan.” A list of private data files will be displayed on your device.

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Step 3: After, preview and click on "Safari Cookie," "Safari History," or Safari Cache." Check the files that you want to clear and click on “Erase Now” to completely erase your data.