With iPadOS 13 Apple has brought iPads closer to the desktop experience offering better multitasking, improved Files app and desktop class Safari experience. The desktop class Safari experience is one of the most important features introduced in iPadOS 13, as it makes iPad a much more capable machine.
In addition to adding desktop class browsing experience and a download manager to Safari browser, iPadOS 13 also brings a bunch of super useful iPadOS keyboard shortcuts specifically designed for Safari. Now users have access to 24 new Safari Keyboard Shortcuts on iPad along with 6 that were available before. This takes the total number of iPadOS Safari Keyboard Shortcuts to whooping 30.
Benefits of iPadOS keyboard Shortcuts for Safari
These Safari keyboard shortcuts in iPadOS make it possible for iPad users to perform common tasks with press of a key combination from their physical keyboard. This makes using iPad with an external keyboard and mouse way more practical and saves user from having to tap on the screen again and again.
Below you can find a complete list of keyboard shortcuts that are available in Safari browser under iPadOS 13. This includes Safari keyboard shortcuts for changing Reader Mode settings, opening links in new tabs, quickly downloading files, performing quick searches and more. All of the iPadOS Safari keyboard shortcuts mentioned here work with both Bluetooth keyboards and Smart keyboards.
iPadOS Keyboard Shortcuts For Safari Browser
Keyboard Shortcuts For Tabs
Open Link In Background: Command ⌘ + Tap
Open Link In New Window: Command ⌘ + Option ⌥ + Tap
Open Link In New Tab: Command ⌘ + Shift ⇧ + Tap
Close Other Tabs: Command ⌘ + Option ⌥ + W
New Private Tab: Command ⌘ + Shift ⇧ + N
Open New Tab: Command ⌘ + T
Close Current Tab: Command ⌘ + W
Refresh Current Tab: Command ⌘ + R
Go back on current page: Command ⌘ + [
Zoom In: Command ⌘ and +
Zoom Out: Command ⌘ and –
Save Webpage: Command ⌘ + S
iPadOS Safari Shortcuts For Download
Download Linked File: Option ⌥ + Tap
Toggle Downloads: Command ⌘ + Option ⌥ + L
Keyboard Shortcuts For Safari’s Find feature
Use Selection To Find: Command ⌘ + E
Open Find Dialog: Command ⌘ + F
Keyboard Shortcuts For Safari’s Reader Mode
Default Font Size In Reader Mode: Command ⌘ + O
Increase Reader Mode Text Size: Command ⌘ and +
Decrease Reader Text Size: Command ⌘ and –
Other Useful Keyboard Shortcuts In iPadOS Safari
Add Link To Reading List: Shift ⇧ + Tap
Scroll Around Screen: Arrow Keys
Paste Without Formatting: Command ⌘ + Shift ⇧ + Option ⌥ + V
Actual Size: Command ⌘ + O
Open Search Result: Command ⌘ + Return
Toggle Bookmarks: Command ⌘ + Option ⌥ + 1
Open Split View: Command ⌘ + N
Email This Page: Command ⌘ + I
Change Focused Element: Option ⌥ + Tab
Focus Smart Search Field: Command ⌘ + Option ⌥ + F
Dimiss Web View In App: Command ⌘ + W
There you go folks, these are the 30 super useful Safari keyboard shortcuts that you can use in iPadOS 13 or later. Knowing these keyboard shortcuts will make the experience of using iPad with an external keyboard much more convenient and allow you to perform certain tasks with a lot more speed and efficiency.
If you have any questions regarding these iPadOS Safari keyboard shortcuts, then feel free to let us know in the comments section below.