- Open Settings app and go to “Safari”
- Navigate down and choose “Advanced”
You’ll need to close and re-open individual tabs and web pages for the change to take effect on sites that are already loaded, or just use swipe-to-quit and relaunch Safari to have it apply universally to everything you had open.
The result will be a fairly different web browsing experience, sans many features you’ve become accustomed to on various sites, but you’ll also be browsing the web at near lightning speed. Most sites continue to work, though they’re just simplified and reduced to a read-only type functionality (this one included):
Admittedly losing all of that may be too big of a sacrifice for many users to stomach, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, you get a enormous increase in Safari performance by losing out on all the cruft that surrounds the modern web experience. Everything not only loads much faster, but you’ll also use a lot less bandwidth too.