Safari on iOS 15 and macOS Monterey Automatically Upgrades Web Connections to HTTPS on Compatible Sites for Improved Security

On iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, Safari will automatically upgrade web connections for sites to the HTTPS protocol, in the case they're loaded in HTTP.

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The new feature largely went unnoticed during the WWDC keynote, but it is highlighted on the macOS Monterey and iOS/iPadOS 15 feature pages. Apple says that Safari now "automatically upgrades sites known to support HTTPS from insecure HTTP."

Safari on iOS 15, macOS Monterey, and iPadOS 15 all received major redesigns, including new Tab groups, synchronizable start pages, web extensions for iOS and iPadOS, and more. Learn more about iOS 15 and macOS Monterey in our dedicated roundups.

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Top Rated Comments

persuasiveghost Avatar
40 months ago
You can do this now if you'd like. Develop> Experimental Features > Automatic HTTPS upgrade.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
azentropy Avatar
40 months ago
Kinda thought that is something it already did.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
atoqir Avatar
40 months ago

I didn't follow the keynote that closely yesterday - that Safari UI is very... different.

I'm worried what my websites are going to look like with that new UI at the top.

I've long thought that bookmarks, history, and tabs should all kind of get blurred together... the browser should intelligently pick what's actually in memory. Kind of think of websites all just like apps on iOS - iOS automatically picks which are and aren't in memory. The only difference between apps and websites is that websites are accessed before bookmarking, while apps have to be installed (analogous to bookmarking) before accessing them.
It scans the site and pics the most prevalent color. For this forum it uses the darkblue of the top bar for instance to color everything. For a site like Windows Central everything is super bright pink and PCGamer is bright flashy red. (I tested this)

Not a big fan. Vivaldi uses the same UI and it feels obnoxious a lot of the time.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MauiPa Avatar
40 months ago
I thought it already did that. Here I am using BigSur (sadly on a 2014 MBP which is not supported by Monterey) and low and behold, the macrumors address bar shows a little lock link, clicking it shows https. So what is different?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
40 months ago
Love the safari update! Looks amazing. Can’t wait what More Apple has to offer.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
40 months ago
I didn't follow the keynote that closely yesterday - that Safari UI is very... different.

I'm worried what my websites are going to look like with that new UI at the top.

I've long thought that bookmarks, history, and tabs should all kind of get blurred together... the browser should intelligently pick what's actually in memory. Kind of think of websites all just like apps on iOS - iOS automatically picks which are and aren't in memory. The only difference between apps and websites is that websites are accessed before bookmarking, while apps have to be installed (analogous to bookmarking) before accessing them.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)