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With iOS 15, Apple introduced a new design and a range of new features, including better support for extensions. Safari in iOS 15 supports web extensions, which can be downloaded and installed through the App Store, so there are a much wider range of extension options for you to choose from.

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We've rounded up some of the most useful iOS 15 extensions that we've found so far.
  • 1Password (Subscription Required) - For 1Password users, the 1Password extension allows users to input their saved 1Password information in Safari, similar to how it works on the Mac. 1Password can autofill logins, passwords, credit card information, two-factor authentication codes, and more. A 1Password subscription is required, which is priced at $2.99 per month.
  • Amplosion ($2.99) - Amplosion redirects Google's AMP pages and links to standard links in Safari, which is a good solution for those who don't like AMP pages. Amplosion, designed by Apollo creator Christian Selig, is open source and designed with transparency so users can verify what the extension is doing.
  • Apollo (Free) - Reddit app Apollo has a new Safari extension that's designed to allow the Apollo app to open any Reddit weblink rather than requiring the link to be opened in the Reddit app. If you pair Apollo with Amplosion, Safari will open any Safari Reddit link in the Apollo app automatically, which is great for those who prefer Apollo to the official Reddit app. Apollo is free, but the Pro unlock costs $4.99.
  • Achoo - ($0.99) - Another extension created by Christian Selig, Achoo is an HTML viewer and inspector. If you need to see the HTML of a webpage on your iPhone and iPad, this is a simple app worth picking up. You can inspect HTML, copy/paste it, and edit it.
  • StopTheMadness ($7.99) - StopTheMadness is a privacy protecting extension that has several functions. It stops Google from loading AMP pages, ends clickjacking in Google search results, Facebook, and Gmail, removes tracking parameters from the ends of URLs, loads unshortened versions of URLs, prevents videos from autoplaying, and more. It's expensive, but for those who want to cut out a lot of the Safari browsing annoyances, it's worth checking out.
  • Super Agent (Free) - Super Agent is an extension that automatically fills in cookie consent forms based on your preferences, getting rid of frustrating cookie pop up forms.
  • Overamped ($1.99) - Overamped is another extension that is designed to direct AMP and Yandex Turbo to the original sites, disabling AMP and Yandex Turbo in Safari.
  • Dark Reader ($4.99) - Dark Reader for Safari brings Dark Mode to every website by adding dark themes for websites that don't support Dark Mode natively. There are controls for adjusting brightness and contrast, swapping between Dynamic and Filter mode, toggling the dark themes off for individual websites, and more.
  • Noir ($2.99) - If you have Dark Mode turned on and visit a website that does not support it, Noir will automatically turn it dark so that you're not blinded by a sudden bright webpage with Dark Mode enabled. Noir only activates when a website does not have a Dark Mode option, and you can choose to turn Dark Mode on or off on a site by site basis.
Installing Extensions

To install an extension, you need to download the extension app from the App Store and then open up the Safari section of the Settings app. From there, tap on "Extensions" and select the toggle next to the extension you want to enable.

If you want to find more extensions, just tap on the "More Extensions" button to go to the "Safari Extensions" section in the App Store.

Alternatively, extensions can also be managed right in the browser window by tapping on the "Aa" button and then choosing the "Manage Extensions" option.
Guide Feedback

Have a favorite extension not listed here or want to offer feedback on this guide? Let us know in the comments below.

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dohspc

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Simple refresh for safari 1.99 is good if you want a page refresher. I was using a separate app before.

 

4jasontv

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iOS 15 Safari Extensions I want:
1. Keepa: adds price history and alerts on every Amazon product page (Screenshot, website)
2. ReviewMeta: filters and adjusts 'unnatural' Amazon review scores and provides breakdowns justification for each change. (Website)
3. LibKey Nomad: Searches public domain databases and your membered public and school libraries for original publications of cited literature and provides a one-click link to download the article. (Screenshot, website)
 

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Should also be pointed out that those of us who previously paid for 1Password, and are still using stand alone vaults with no subscription, can not only NOT use the new extension, but they took away the existing share sheet with no warning.
That's why I switched back to Apples own solution again, it's good enough now. Not gonna pay for 1Password, I bought their standalone versions for iOS and macOS but it ends here.
 

zakarhino

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Come on. The extensions for Safari are just an utter joke.

I disagree. Safari extensions that can actually read and manipulate web content is something on my list of "Things Apple would never do but would be amazing if they did"

It's not perfect, you can only get extensions from the App Store for example... but it's still pretty cool. This also opens up the door to all sorts of content blocking previously inaccessible to iOS users.
 

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With iOS 15, Apple introduced a new design and a range of new features, including better support for extensions. Safari in iOS 15 supports web extensions, which can be downloaded and installed through the App Store, so there are a much wider range of extension options for you to choose from.

iOs-15-Safari-Feature.jpg

We've rounded up some of the most useful iOS 15 extensions that we've found so far.
  • 1Password (Subscription Required) - For 1Password users, the 1Password extension allows users to input their saved 1Password information in Safari, similar to how it works on the Mac. 1Password can autofill logins, passwords, credit card information, two-factor authentication codes, and more. A 1Password subscription is required, which is priced at $2.99 per month.
  • Amplosion ($1.99) - Amplosion redirects Google's AMP pages and links to standard links in Safari, which is a good solution for those who don't like AMP pages. Amplosion, designed by Apollo creator Christian Selig, is open source and designed with transparency so users can verify what the extension is doing.
  • Apollo (Free) - Reddit app Apollo has a new Safari extension that's designed to allow the Apollo app to open any Reddit weblink rather than requiring the link to be opened in the Reddit app. If you pair Apollo with Amplosion, Safari will open any Safari Reddit link in the Apollo app automatically, which is great for those who prefer Apollo to the official Reddit app. Apollo is free, but the Pro unlock costs $4.99.
  • Achoo - ($0.99) - Another extension created by Christian Selig, Achoo is an HTML viewer and inspector. If you need to see the HTML of a webpage on your iPhone and iPad, this is a simple app worth picking up. You can inspect HTML, copy/paste it, and edit it.
  • StopTheMadness ($7.99) - StopTheMadness is a privacy protecting extension that has several functions. It stops Google from loading AMP pages, ends clickjacking in Google search results, Facebook, and Gmail, removes tracking parameters from the ends of URLs, loads unshortened versions of URLs, prevents videos from autoplaying, and more. It's expensive, but for those who want to cut out a lot of the Safari browsing annoyances, it's worth checking out.
  • Noir ($2.99) - If you have Dark Mode turned on and visit a website that does not support it, Noir will automatically turn it dark so that you're not blinded by a sudden bright webpage with Dark Mode enabled. Noir only activates when a website does not have a Dark Mode option, and you can choose to turn Dark Mode on or off on a site by site basis.
Installing Extensions

To install an extension, you need to download the extension app from the App Store and then open up the Safari section of the Settings app. From there, tap on "Extensions" and select the toggle next to the extension you want to enable.

If you want to find more extensions, just tap on the "More Extensions" button to go to the "Safari Extensions" section in the App Store.

Alternatively, extensions can also be managed right in the browser window by tapping on the "Aa" button and then choosing the "Manage Extensions" option.
Guide Feedback

Have a favorite extension not listed here or want to offer feedback on this guide? Let us know in the comments below.

Article Link: iOS 15 Safari Extensions Worth Checking Out
I want the IOS Keychain 2FA authenticator in Safari.
 

4jasontv

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That's why I switched back to Apples own solution again, it's good enough now. Not gonna pay for 1Password, I bought their standalone versions for iOS and macOS but it ends here.
Agreed. iOS 15 is my first return to Safari as a primary mobile browser in a long time. The fact that it can read Chrome passwords means I just need chrome installed on my phone and I can manage to swap back and forth between iOS and Win10. Other than the URL on the bottom of the screen and some sites exhibiting random slowdown I am enjoying Safari.

I was surprised that there was no Safari widget.
 
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1Password is The Gold Standard for generating encrypted passwords. It's easy to use and Robust with a capital R. It's worth every penny.

If you have more than one family member using a computer, iPad, iPhone, whatever, I highly recommend the Family Plan.

No, I do not work for 1Password, get even one penny of compensation or any freebies; I just believe in it after using it since it started years ago, Oh, their support staff is second to none.
 

japanime

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I wish Safari could natively do what StopTheMadness does. It's really annoying when I open a website and see Google's URL still in the window.
 
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TheDailyApple

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1Blocker X has been great for me. It can block ads, trackers, social widgets, annoyances, etc. it also has a ton of flexibility for custom blocking and whitlisting. I currently have it set to block third-party javascript on all but a few sites as well. That alone cuts a ton of junk.

With iOS 15 it can block youtube ads too.
 

rjp1

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1Password is The Gold Standard for generating encrypted passwords. It's easy to use and Robust with a capital R. It's worth every penny.

If you have more than one family member using a computer, iPad, iPhone, whatever, I highly recommend the Family Plan.

No, I do not work for 1Password, get even one penny of compensation or any freebies; I just believe in it after using it since it started years ago, Oh, their support staff is second to none.
I switched to Strongbox on iOS and macOS and much happier. It is a keepass manager - so you don't have to store your passwords on a 3rd parties server like with 1Password, Lastpass, iCloud, etc. I'd much rather be in control of my passwords. Plus, Strongbox is a one time fee versus a monthly subscription.
 

patife

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Super Agent now on iOS15 (and macOS) auto-accepts cookies pop-ups from GDPR using user prefs.
It's a powerful extension that wasn't possible or available before for mobile browsers.
 
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Should also be pointed out that those of us who previously paid for 1Password, and are still using stand alone vaults with no subscription, can not only NOT use the new extension, but they took away the existing share sheet with no warning.
Can you explain what a standalone vault is?
 
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