iPad Why isn't Safari the same on iPad as iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MrGuder, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    On the iPhone, the backwards arrow, forwards arrow, bookmarks and add another tab are all at the bottom when you hards and fingers normally would hold the hold. It works out perfectly.

    However on the iPad it's just the opposite and everything is at the top on the page, when I hold my iPad my hands are usually at the bottom resting the iPad, I hate always having to reach all the way to the top to get to bookmarks, add a tab or see all my pages open. Why couldn't Apple allow us to move it from the top to the bottom like the iPhone is laid out. I would much rather it be at the bottom then reaching towards the top or at least allow us to move it if we want. This is my only gripe with the iPad. Anyone else wish all these commands were at the bottom like the iPhone.
  2. businezguy macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    I believe this is actually due to having the iPad in landscape mode vs. portrait. Take your iPhone and place it in portrait and you'll find that it does the same behavior. I find myself getting confused for a second as well depending on which mode I have it in.
  3. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    Design choice.
    The iPad version is more like a desktop, with everything on the top, while the iPhone version is more focused on one handed operations.....
  4. MrGuder thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    I've had the iPad for about 3 or 4 months and I still can't get use to everything being at the top in Safari. My hands are usually at the bottom of the iPad just like my iPhone but I absolutely hate constantly reaching up to the top left corner to get to bookmarks or the URL or the other commands all at the top. I don't understand why Apple couldn't give us the option to put all of that on the bottom like the iPhone.
  5. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Well on the iPad I just use my finger to swipe forward or backwards for navigating webpages......I never have to press the forward and backward buttons usually. Also, I prefer my bookmark options/reading options at the top, maybe it's me and my arm length but it's just fine at the top.
  6. tsang2320 macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2014
    Besides swiping, I two-finger pinch to see all tabs.
    Still need to reach the top for a few things. But it's not bothering me.

    1. Hold backward arrow to view history
    2. share webpage
    3. new tab

    Rarely type url these days.

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