How to debug safari on iPad, iPod, iPhone

The steps below show how to access the debug console for a iOS8 device.

You will need:

  1. An iPad, iPod or iPhone
  2. A USB cable
  3. An Mac OS computer with Safari installed

Step 1 – Enable debug mode on the device

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ menu
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  3. Scroll down until you see ‘Safari’ and click on it
  4. Under the Safari settings scroll down until you see ‘Advanced’ and click on it
  5. Enable ‘Web Inspector’

Step 2 – Connect the device to the Mac OS computer

  1. Using the USB cable, plug the device into your Mac OS computer.

Step 3 – Enable the debug tools in Safari

  1. On the Mac OS computer, open Safari
  2. Open the ‘Safari’ menu then click on ‘Preferences’
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  4. Click on ‘Advanced’ in the toolbar then tick ‘Show Develop menu in the menu bar’
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  6. Close the window.

Step 4 – Connect Safari to the device and launch the debug console

  1. On the iOS device – open Safari and go to the website you want to debug
  2. Open the ‘Develop’ menu
  3. In the menu you will see the name of your device, in this case it’s “iPad”
  4. Open the menu for your device then click on the address of the website
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  6. The screen on the device will briefly flash and the “Web Inspector” window will open on the Mac OS computer
  7. Any browsing the website and background Ajax requests will now be captured in the Web Inspector
  8. Ajax requests will appear on the “Network” tab
  9. To view the details of the request, for example the header and post information, click on the button at the top right of the window
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  11. Request errors and script errors will appear in the “Console” tab.
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How to find programs taking up storage on iPad, iPod, iPhone

If you’ve found your iPad, iPod or iPhone has suddenly ran out of space you will probably be left wondering which programs are taking up the storage.

The steps below show how to find how much storage each program is using. This will also show you how much space the saved files are using and give you the option to remove the program.

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ menu
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  3. Open ‘General’ then scroll down and open ‘Storage & iCloud Usage’
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  5. Open ‘Manage Storage’
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  7. This will show a list of all your programs and the space each program is using
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  9. In this example I will be removing GarageBand
  10. When you click a program you will see a summary that shows the amount of storage the program is using as well as the amount of storage the saved files for the program is using.
  11. To remove a program click on ‘Delete App’ – this will remove both the program and the saved files (documents and data)
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How to remove gmail accounts on iPad, iPod, iPhone

The steps below detail how to remove a gmail account on an iPad, iPod or iPhone.

  1. Open the gmail app
  2. In the top left corner, click on the menu icon
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  4. At the bottom of the screen, click on ‘Manage accounts’
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  6. This is display each of the accounts connected to the gmail app
  7. You can use the on/off switch to temporarily disable accounts
  8. Click on the ‘Edit’ button at the top right of the window
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  10. For the account you want to remove, click on the ‘Remove’ button
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  12. Click on the ‘Remove’ button to confirm removing the account
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How to delete saved passwords on iPad, iPod, iPhone

The steps below detail how to deleted saved passwords on an iPad, iPod or iPhone.

This only includes passwords saved in Safari, the default Internet browser.

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ menu
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  3. Click on ‘Safari’ then under general, click on ‘Passwords & AutoFill’
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  5. Click on ‘Saved Passwords’
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  7. If your device has a passcode, you will need to enter it
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  9. A list of saved accounts will be displayed. Click on ‘Edit’
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  11. Click on the account you want to delete the saved password for. You can select multiple accounts by placing a tick next to each account.
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  13. Click ‘Delete’ in the top left
  14. Click the ‘Delete’ button to confirm
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  16. The password will now be removed

How to view saved passwords on iPad, iPod, iPhone

The steps below detail how to view saved passwords on an iPad, iPod or iPhone.

This only includes passwords saved in Safari, the default Internet browser.

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ menu
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  3. Click on ‘Safari’ then under general, click on ‘Passwords & AutoFill’
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  5. Click on ‘Saved Passwords’
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  7. If your device has a passcode, you will need to enter it
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  9. A list of saved accounts will be displayed, click on the account you want to get the password for
  10. The password will be displayed along with the website and user name.
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How to disable auto correct spell check on iPad, iPod, iPhone

The steps below detail how to disable the autofill feature seen on an iPad, iPod or iPhone.

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  1. Open the ‘Settings‘ menu
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  3. Open the ‘General’ menu then open ‘Keyboard’
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  5. Click on ‘Auto-Correction’ to disable the feature.
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