As usual, it depends. It depends on which browser you use. It depends upon which websites you visit. It depends upon how you browse and which features you employ in your daily browsing methodology. Here are a few tips I like and do not like.
David Nield has a list of tips to make web browsing more bearable on your mobile device; iPhone, iPad, or Android-whatever.
We’re doing more than half of our browsing on mobile devices now… don’t settle for a second-class browsing experience on your mobile device
Fair enough, but the very first tip is one you might want to reconsider. Google Chrome. Nield thinks you should use Google Assistant to help search online via the iPhone’s built-in microphone.
Do. Not. Allow.
Why not? It’s Google. Who tracks you online more than Google? Who uses personal data against you more than Google? Facebook is a close second.
Other tips are worthy.
- Enable Reader Mode – much faster and easer to read in Safari, and with fewer ads
- Browse With Gestures – use your fingers to add or close tabs, go forward or backward
- View Browser History – if you’re lost your history remains and is a finger tap away
- Search For Text – Safari does this so easily and lets you find specific text strings on the page
- Preload Top Hit – this is recommended to save data because your search might be available without digging through additional search pages and that saves time and bandwidth
#11 on the list has to do with passwords, but it includes Mozilla’s Firefox, which I now use most of the time on Mac, iPhone, and iPad because it does a better job of blocking advertising and trackers.
One note worth mentioning that is not on Nield’s list is AMP. Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages. You’ll see them in Google search results– a black circle with a lightning bolt inside. Those are skinny pages of websites that carry too much bloat. Mac360’s webpages already are faster than AMP pages, easily trim down to fit on iPhone or iPad, and load with no ad trackers or analytics trackers.
Even if you use Google Chrome.