How to Preview a Link’s URL in Safari for iPhone/iPad Before Opening It

Before you open any link, check whether or not the URL is what you expected. Try this trick on your iPhone or iPad and save your time.

With the proliferation of online media, there has been an upsurge of pranksters and fraudsters who dupe consumers with false links/web pages. On nicely written texts, they upload a link that doesn’t bear any connection with the content.

Therefore, it is always advisable to check the link given on a particular phrase or a word. If you are reading something on your Mac, you can easily check such links by hovering the cursor on a linked word or phrase. But what if you are reading a web page on your iPhone? Here is a trick that can help you preview a link’s URL in Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad. So before tapping any link, just check the URL with the help of this trick.

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How to Preview Link’s URL in Safari on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Safari on your iPhone/iPad.

Step #2. Open any website or page (for example: https://www.igeeksblog.com)

Select a link you want to check URL of.

Open Website on Safari on iPhone and Tap on Link

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Step #3. Tap and hold that link for a couple of seconds.

View Full URL in Safari on iPhone and iPad

A menu will swipe up from the bottom of iPhone’s screen. There are four options: Open, Open in New Tab, Add to Reading List, and Copy. Above these options, you can see entire URL of the link you wanted to open. From there, you can check whether the link bears right or wrong URL.

If the URL is too long to see vertically on iPhone’s screen, rotate your iPhone to a horizontal position. This will enable you to check entire URL if it is long.

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Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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