Your iPhone 5 can do a lot of the things that your computer can do, making it a suitable mobile replacement when you are away from your desktop or laptop. But if you are new to using the iPhone, or Apple products entirely, then you might be wondering where the Web browser is on the device. A lot of people that have only used a Windows computer and Internet Explorer incorrectly assume that the little “e” icon that they click to get online is synonymous with the Internet. In reality there are many different Web browsers that do the same thing as Internet Explorer, and the one on your iPhone 5 is called Safari. So if you’ve been trying to navigate to a website on your iPhone 5, you can follow the steps outlined below.
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Entering a Website Address on the iPhone 5
You are going to be using the address bar at the top of your screen to navigate to a specific website address, but this address bar also works as a search bar. So you can either type a complete website address into the field, or you can type a search term and click on one of the search results. We are going to be focusing specifically on navigating to a website, however, in the instructions below.
Step 1: Touch the Safari icon.
Step 2: Touch inside the field at the top of the screen.
Step 3: Type the desired website address, then hit the blue Go button.
You will then be taken to the website, which you can navigate by pulling down or up on the screen, or by touching links that you want to click. You can also pull down on the screen to display the address bar again if you need to navigate to a different site, or if you want to enter a search term.
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