Often you have to refresh the page in the browser. This task is of particular relevance on the iPhone, because you often have to control your smartphone with one hand, and the location of the address bar with its elements at the bottom of the screen makes it difficult to operate. But there are several options to refresh the page in Safari on mobile devices at once, and we’ll talk about them.
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How to quickly refresh a webpage in Safari for iPhone and iPad?
To refresh a web page in Safari on iPhone and iPad, you can click the page reload icon in the address bar, a special keyboard shortcut, or swipe down on a web page.
Whether Safari’s address bar is at the top or bottom, there’s a special page reload icon at the right edge of the address bar. Conveniently, this shortcut can be quickly pressed with one hand when the address bar is located at the bottom of the working window.
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Pull to refresh
Last but not least, you can refresh any web page by pulling it down from top to bottom. If you’ve already scrolled, simply tap the iOS status bar to go to the top of the page, then drag down to refresh.
This pull-to-refresh gesture is especially handy when using iPhone in one-handed mode, with one notable exception. If your iPhone is too big for comfortable one-handed use, you may not be able to reach the status bar with your thumb.
In this case, you should switch to displaying the address bar at the bottom by pressing the “aA” menu and then selecting the option “Show bottom tab bar”. This will make it much easier for you to click on the reload icon in the address bar to refresh the web page you are currently viewing.
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If you are using a Bluetooth wireless keyboard with an iPhone or iPad, you can use a special keyboard shortcut Command (⌘) + R on keyboard. This will also refresh the webpage currently being viewed.
Additional tip: to display a list of all keyboard shortcuts that the application supports, just press and hold the key Command (⌘). In fact, you can choose the “Refresh Page” command or any other command directly from this prompt window.
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Conclusion. It’s great that there are several options for refreshing the page!
Usually people work with their smartphones and tablets without a keyboard connected to them, so what about using a combination Command (⌘) + R do not have to speak. It would be logical to click on the reload icon in the address bar.
The problem is that it is not always visible, since from time to time it can be either above or below, depending on the user’s preferences. Yes, the icon is small. This means that users most often use the “drag to refresh” method as the most intuitive gesture for refreshing a web page in Safari. At least on the iPhone it is.