iOS 12.2, whose release took place on 25 March, it became one of the most useful iOS updates lately. Despite low new features, current version of the operating system has received a number of important innovations that could change the experience of its use for the better. And the question now is not about Apple News+, which is only available to users from Canada and the United States, and the more popular features, with which each of us will face daily.
One of the innovations of iOS 12.2, which, in my opinion, can seriously affect the process for the compatible devices hidden in Safari.
What’s new in iOS 12.2
Few noticed, but the patch in front of the popular queries in the search bar branded web browser Apple blue arrows with unknown purpose. Personally, I initially did not pay any attention to them, believing that they were present in the Safari interface, always serving to navigate to the suggested search results.
Why do we need blue arrows in Safari
But my assumption about the purpose of the arrows was wrong. First, because before they really were, and secondly, in order to select a suggested search phrase, just click on it and use for the same purpose additional UI elements would not be too smart.
As it turned out, the arrows are needed in order to edit a popular search query, but not to initiate the search. This feature allows the user to insert the phrase you are looking for most often, in the search bar, but make it more detailed, adding to it, clarifying word. This allows you to significantly speed up the process of entering search phrases in Safari, typing on the keyboard only the first and last word of the query, because all words from the middle can be quickly selected from the list.