How to disable Safari’s access to your iPhone’s camera and microphone (iOS 11)

In iOS 11, Apple’s web browsing platform, Safari can access your iPhone’s camera and microphone for different purposes. While this is a great addition to Safari, one major drawback is the issue of privacy. While browsing the web in Safari, some webpages may gain access to your camera or microphone, so they may record what you are doing on your iPhone.

If you are among those users who really care about your privacy, it’s a good idea to disable Safari’s access to your microphone and camera. The process may be a little confusing to many iPhone owners. Don’t worry because we are here to help.

In this guide, we will go through the steps to stop Safari from accessing your iPhone’s camera and microphone. Before we dive in, make sure that you are now running iOS 11 on your iPhone. iOS 11 is now in beta, so it may have errors and bugs that ruin your day.

How to stop Safari from accessing camera and microphone on your iPhone (iOS 11)

Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen. Once you are in, scroll down a little bit and hit Safari to proceed

Step two: Once you are in, you simply need to locate the switch next to Camera & Microphone Access and make sure that you turn it off.

Step three: Once you are done, exit out of the Settings app. From now on, Safari will ask if you want to enable websites to access your iPhone’s camera and microphone. If you change your mind, simply repeat the above process and turn on the switch.

How to turn on Reader view for your favorite websites in Safari on your Mac

Safari is getting better in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. If you now own a Mac, Safari offers a variety of customization options that fit your needs. Safari in macOS High Sierra includes an option to turn on Reader view mode for any website you visit.

Step one: First off, open Safari on your Mac and then head to the Apple menu at the top of the screen

Step two: Next up, click on Safari menu and select Preferences from the drop-down menu

Step three: Make sure that the Websites tab is selected and select Reader on the left of the Websites window

Step four: From the list of your favorite websites, click on the drop-down menu and select ON.

Safari in macOS High Sierra offers a lot of options to improve your web browsing experience, including auto-play, content blockers, page zoom, and much more.

Also read: How to delete Twitter caches on your iPhone and iPad

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