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One of the biggest changes Apple made in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 was in Safari. Not only did Apple’s browser change its design entirely, but now you have the option to use extensions on mobile too.
Before iOS 15, extensions were exclusive to Safari on Mac. Now, however, developers can tweak their apps so you can use extensions on your iPhone or iPad.
The best part is that, since developers have had months to test iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, there are already plenty of extensions for you to try, even if you just updated your iPhone.
Some of the best desktop extensions are already available on iPhone. Read on to find out which ones you should try first.
How to Install Safari Extensions on iPhone and iPad?
The good thing about extensions is that once you install the app on your iPhone or iPad, the extension will already be available. But there’s a small trick if you want to only search for apps that have a Safari extension or if you want to find the ones on this list.
- Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
- Scroll down and select Safari.
- Scroll down again and tap Extensions.
- Tap More Extensions.
You’ll be redirected to the App Store, where you’ll find a bunch of apps with Safari extensions for you to try.
On the other hand, you can also manage the extensions you already installed from Safari itself. Just do this:
- Open Safari.
- Tap the Aa button. It’s now located on the left side of the URL bar.
- Tap Manage Extensions.
- Toggle the extensions you want on or off.
With that out of the way, here are eight great Safari extensions worth trying:
If you’re always typing on your iPhone or iPad, you need to try Grammarly. It’s one of if not the best grammar extensions for Safari you can use. You’ll get real-time suggestions to not only fix your typos but also to sound more confident and knowledgeable on any given topic.
What’s great is that you can use Grammarly even outside Safari. You can switch to the Grammarly keyboard and let it help you write your best emails or messages.
You can start using Grammarly for free, and that will be enough to help you fix spelling and grammar mistakes. But if you want more help, you’ll need to subscribe.
Using different passwords on different platforms is one of the best ways to avoid being hacked. That way, if someone has the password for your Instagram, they won’t be able to log in to your Facebook too.
With that said, having too many passwords can get hard, and that’s where 1Password comes in. 1Password is one of the best password managers available right now, and it comes with a Safari extension too. You can quickly store all your passwords and sign in to any website or app with one tap.
Plus, it’s extremely secure, so you don’t have to worry about someone getting all your passwords or private information.
I know what you’re thinking, and yes, the extension is just as cool as the name. Dark Reader is a Safari extension that adds a dark mode to every website, even if they don’t support it.
If you’re an avid reader and you’re constantly browsing the web at night, you might need Dark Reader in your life. You can add different filters to help you take better care of your eyes. This extension also helps you adjust the brightness and contrast settings in real-time.
If you’re looking for a complete translator, and you don’t mind spending a few bucks on getting it, the Language Translator by Mate is one of the bestâ€”and one of the most expensiveâ€”you can get.
This Language Translator can translate words, text, and speech to over 100 languages. What’s more, is that it even works offline. You can even translate selected text directly into an email or the Notes apps with just a tap.
What’s cool is that its Safari extension lets you translate the selected text of any website for a faster understanding without having to reload the web page.
Of course, that comes with a price, and the Language Translator by Mate is $29.99 on the App Store. It’s probably not for everyone, but if you’re serious about translations, $30 is a good price to pay.
Hyperweb is the go-to extension if you’re looking to enhance your browsing experience in Safari.
HyperWeb is a complete Safari Extension that’ll help you put annoyances aside and focus on the content you’re looking for. This extension comes with many options you can add to your browser with just a few taps. From ad tracking blocker to disable cookies or have auto-suggested enhancements almost immediately.
But that’s not all. You can also create and build your own enhancements or grab one from the many suggested options in the Hyperweb gallery. Overall, it’s a powerful extension that you’ll be glad you installed.
If you’re looking for a place to store and find all your shopping lists and recipes, Bring! is the app for you. And now it comes with a Safari extension too.
With Bring! you can easily create and share your shopping lists and recipes with people around you. Your lists sync automatically, so everyone knows when it’s updated.
What’s more, is that you can find different recipes to make your imagination run wild. Or, if you’re browsing the web, you can save your favorite recipes directly from Safari so you know what your next meal is going to be.
Apollo as a Safari extension is pretty straightforward. Whenever you find a Reddit link online, the extension will let the Apollo app open the link instead of having to use the regular Reddit app.
If you’re a Reddit user, you already know how good Apollo is. Start improving your user experience today by using this extension.
Another simple, transparent extension you might want to use is Amplosion. This Safari extension helps you redirect AMP links and websites to their normal counterparts, so you’ll have a better experience.
In case you don’t know, AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages. It basically means that a simple mobile website will be created, so it loads faster on mobile devices. Even though it sounds helpful, it can also be annoying for some, and Amplosion is here to fix that.
The best part is that Amplosion is an open-source extension created by the person behind Apollo for Reddit. This means you’ll have full transparency of what the extension is doing at all times.