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    Default Safari browser needs a serious update

    Coming back to the Iphone after 6 months with Android has been a great experience except for browsing. I can live with the smaller screen size of the 5S but when is apple going to update the browser to better utilize the screen? Text reflow would be the best solution and I just cant understand why Apple refuses to give us the feature. It is so annoying to have to flip the phone into landscape mode just to read a webpage. Apple prides itself on UX and this has been overlooked for too long. At least let us set the minimum text size.

    I hope they read this and the feature request I made on their website.
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    No arguments, here, my friend.......I, too, would prefer a text reflow feature in Safari. That is indeed one of the features I miss from Android.
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    How does reflow work again? I've never used Android—how does it differ from the iOS behavior of tapping on a column to fill the screen width? (I know it's different but can't picture how.)
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    Or just go into Reader mode to get rid of all the unnecessary stuff on the page.
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    How does reflow work again? I've never used Android—how does it differ from the iOS behavior of tapping on a column to fill the screen width? (I know it's different but can't picture how.)
    Massie, it automatically reformat the webpage so you don't have to pinch & zoom, whether in portrait or landscape mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    Or just go into Reader mode to get rid of all the unnecessary stuff on the page.
    ​That is what I normally do....
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    "Apple refuses to give us..."

    Really?


    Sent from somewhere.
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    Apple did update Safari in iOS 7 by going Fullscreen mode while in portrait mode. Before this was only available in landscape mode. Most of the full sites that I go to have the Read feature available which will remove all the adds and junk on a page.


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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    The reader mode is much better than simple reflow. I use it many times each day.
    Karenkcoulter and Shan S. like this.
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    Quote Originally Posted by antiprotest View Post
    The reader mode is much better than simple reflow. I use it many times each day.
    That's debatable. Text reflow is automatic, and no matter how far I zoom out to enlarge the font size, the page automatically adjusts for it, whereas the reader feature, although excellently done by Apple, is fixed. I will easily admit that the built-in reader feature of Safari should be more than sufficient for a great deal of people.
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    This is the one thing that I missed when I went from IOS 6 to IOS 7; and this was Reader Mode. But then after increasing Text size & Bold; and locating where the Reader Mode button is now located (Paragraph Symbol on top left URL) instead of where it used to be in IOS 6. Large, Bold, Text letters; No Graphics!) Eye Saver!
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    How does reflow work again? I've never used Android—how does it differ from the iOS behavior of tapping on a column to fill the screen width? (I know it's different but can't picture how.)
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    Quote Originally Posted by antiprotest View Post
    The reader mode is much better than simple reflow. I use it many times each day.
    I also like this feature.Problem is that it is not available on all sites. Many of the sites that I go to don't have this available unfortunately.
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    Quote Originally Posted by lush242000 View Post
    "Apple refuses to give us..."

    Really?


    Sent from somewhere.
    In many cases, absolutely.

    With regard to the original question, I never cared for reflow, but it is a personal preference.
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    Default Re: Safari browser needs a serious update

    I had to re-watch that video 4 times before I could get past the length of that guy's fingernail.

    I had no idea in all of my android experiences that you could reflow text like that. Interesting.

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