issues with google in IOS safari

iOS & iPadOS

Lately I've been having issues when using the google site with Safari. When navigating a page of search results by heading voice-over starts saying "web dialogue" before things and focus becomes inconsistent. I think there is some sort of page preview happening but have not figured out a good way to navigate this or turn it off altogether. Does anyone have some tips for getting around this?

Using IOS 10.2 ish on an iPhone 6s.



Submitted by Dawn 👩🏻‍🦯 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hi. Have you tried using the Google app? It's free to download. If not, I'd try that and see if the same thing happens or not. Hope this helps and good luck!

Submitted by Bryan Jones on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thanks for bringing this up, Keith. Beginning a few months ago, I noticed a big change in search result listings in IOS Safari when Google is the search provider. The issue is particularly noticeable when attempting to navigate by heading. I haven't had time to investigate or to fully document the issue for a report to google, but I wanted to respond to your post to acknowledge the issue does exist here. My first workaround was to change the search provider to DuckDuckGo, but I was not satisfied with the presentation of their search results, so I switched back to Google. My current way of working around the issue is to use the IOS Safari option in the Share menu to Request the Desktop Site. This seems to provide a cleaner and larger list of results that are tagged as Headings. I am running IOS 10.3.3 on an iPhone 6S.