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Despite the emergence of rival browsers, Safari still holds the crown as the best browser for iOS. Why? It is because of the integration of the iPhone and iPad's operating system with it. As restricting as it may sound, if you want to change your default browser for your iOS device, you can't. You cannot, because Safari is the native and proprietary web browser of Apple. By native, it means that Safari feels like a natural extension of the iPhone, its menus and settings. In fact, the Spotlight feature of Mac utilizes Safari to search on anything the user types. On a similar note, all external links found on Facebook or Twitter will open in Safari. When talking about security and private browsing, Safari has some restriction settings. This feature is for the parents who want to limit the websites their children could visit.
Yet, alternative web browsers for iPhone exist in the market. One great competitor is Google Chrome. While Apple takes pride that iOS devices are not prone to viruses, Google Chrome also stepped up its game. Thanks to Safe Browsing technology. Well, to be fair, almost all modern browsers use this technology. It works by checking a list of suspected phishing and malware sites. Google then checks the list of sites stored in your computer and finds a match. If there's any, a red warning page will appear to inform you that the page might harm your computer. Alongside the security feature is Chrome's some built-in quirks on iOS. This makes Chrome the best browser for cross-platform syncing. It has a built-in QR scanner, Google Now-support, a translator, and a friendly interface. In deciding which one is the fastest among them, Safari is still the winner.