Opera Mini 13 for iOS released!

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Hello, everyone!

For Opera Mini 13 for iOS, we listened to you and added a bunch of your often-requested features and fixes.

First of all, if you sign into your Opera account, you can now access your open Opera tabs from other devices in the tab gallery. This goes along with the Speed Dials and bookmarks you have already been able to synchronize in earlier versions.

You can also retrieve passwords from your favorite password manager app. After navigating to a site you want to log into, just hit the share button in the main menu and you should be able to find your password manager app. From the password manager, you can easily fill in the site's username and password fields with one tap.

We also worked hard on startup performance. We found and fixed a two important bottlenecks that should really make a difference in how quickly Opera Mini launches.

And finally, for owners of newer iPads such as iPad Air 2, iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4 or later, we now support Split View, so you can run Opera alongside your other apps.

Check it out, let us know what you think. Thanks!

/Magnus

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lachralle
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    I have an intermittent problem with Opera Mini on iOS and it's been there at least since Ver. 12. Many pages don't stop loading which leads to funny effects afterwards like reload always being the "stop loading" button and re-loading way too much stuff when going back in the navigation history. This happens both in Opera Turbo and "no compression" mode.

    A page that prominently shows it is http://www.ebelholztechnik.de. Go to that page and see the progress bar. It goes to 100%, though a bit slower than other browsers, then after a split second the progress bar appears again and then never finishes unless one hits "stop loading".

    This does not happen with Opera Coast, Chrome or Safari on the same device, same OS.

    A note: I'm on iOS 9.3 (latest public beta) but I can't imagine that that makes much of a difference. I have deleted and re-installed Opera Mini several times.

    kingklown
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    kingklown

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      I manage around 1000 iPads and would love to have a browser automatically load in private mode. This would allow for multiple users to sign into the proxy server and have a fresh browsing experience if the app is closed and relaunched.

      Is there anyway to achieve this browser loading into private mode everytime it launches the app?

      simon69c
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      simon69c

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        The release notes say Opera Mini 13.0 now supports password managers, but when I use the share button to open Lastpass it doesn't seem to pass the website url correctly so Lastpass doesn't know which website I'm wanting the password for. The share button for Lastpass works correctly for Chrome and Safari - am I missing something in Opera Mini to enable it?

        netwolf
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        netwolf

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          No offence, but I honestly wonder why you actually conduct a beta test.

          Startup time didn't improve a but here and is as horrible as it always was - as I wrote about the beta version Open tabs are only shown for 1 (arbitrary?) other device here - as I wrote about the beta version

          So 2 out of 3 'features' are broken or don't work as expected, and you simply ignore that?! Also apparently other bugs have been reported in the beta thread, and nobody even took the time to comment, not even talking about fixing them?

          jmwking
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          jmwking

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          For what it's worth, they did fix the crash bugs I reported in the beta thread.

          -jk

          enpass
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          enpass

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            Hi,

            I am from Enpass Password Manager team and writing on behalf of Enpass.

            First of all many thanks for supporting third party password managers in Opera Mini browser for iOS. We have tested the same feature with Enpass Password Manager, but it doesn't work. Although Opera Mini shows Enpass icon in the extension list, but it doesn't auto-fill the login details.

            We have modified a few things in our development version to make it work with Opera, but still it is not autofilling details supplied by our extension.

            So I will really appreciate if you can let us know where to contact for this issue (any developer support email etc.) to know what are additional changes that are required to make Enpass work with Opera Mini.

            Thanks.

            Enpass Password Manager

            cmoud94
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            cmoud94

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              Opera mini 13 takes long time to load pages and stays stucked at loading even when the page is fully loaded. If I go to whateverpage in Safari or Chrome the page loads very fast, but with Opera it's not the case. Please do something with it or I'll be forced to switch to other browser... Also do something with the slow startup. And one last thing... every time I start opera I have to change my search engine to duckduckgo... would be nice to have option to select default search engine...

              budsxyra
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              budsxyra

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                Effiency needs to be worked on for next release of Opera Mini Or version 15, if it is too late to make the needed improvements for version 14. Version 13 which is the latest version for iOS 7and 9 is NOT running very smooth, with hiccups, generally laggy and sometimes unresponsive, on My iPhone 4 and 4s which have the latest versions of iOS 7 and 9.

                I have recently switched from an iphone 3GS with iOS 6, which is the latest ios that 3GS supports. Opera Mini version 6, which is the latest compatible version for iOS 6 is from my experience definitely smoother and for most times without the irritating hiccups and laggyness in version 13 on iPhone 4 and 4S. The only way I,ve found to make it somewhat smoother to use is to set "Data Savings" to "Opera Mini" instead Of the other option "Off" which somehow makes the problem even worse sometimes. I Believe it started to go wrong with Opera Mini 8 as it seems to have made major changes from version 7 which some users complained about in the forum.

                jmwking
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                jmwking

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                Apparently, Opera Mini 14 for iOS was released today...

                So far, so good. Not sure what changed, though.

                -jk

                audiothai
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                audiothai

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                  iPhone 6 and iPad Mini, Latest version of IOS Opera quits when trying to load my website

                  Works fine on Opera Desktop OS X

                  Any ideas

                  otis-a
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                  otis-a

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                    What ever happened to the excellent java engine? At one time could save js calc pages like otis-a.com and they recompute offline. Now the java engine only work when online.

                    What gives?

                    philips9179
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                    philips9179

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                      Hello

                      ive read somewhere i can share to opera mini using the share sheet in ios. Is this correct? because at the moment the share to opera mini button is not displaying in the share sheet in ios!!!!! appreciate any support, help or a point in the right direction where i may get help for this, thank you!!!

                      cozza
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                      cozza

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                      Will this browser ever see a proper update? As far as I'm aware, problems I'm experiencing with iOS Opera Mini have existed for a good few years and I see no signs they will be dealt with. Also there are much needed features I'd like to see.

                      • Opera is slow to load when opening the browser.
                      • Often a page will start loading and just stop when its partially loaded forcing me to reload which isn't always successful.
                      • Deleting private data doesn't remove open tabs and they load the next time I open the browser.
                      • The browser crashes after a while, pretty much every time I open and use it, losing all my open tabs.
                      • There's no way to select a default search engine and I hate using Google.
                      • Lack of decent privacy controls like blocking 3rd party cookies and do not track option.
                      • Private browsing is hidden behind too many menus and I'd like to see an option to have private browsing on permanently.
                      • Deleting private data is also hidden behind too many menus.

                      I am currently testing the new pilot browser which removes the existing browser from my iPad. I'd gladly use any of these browsers if the above issues can get fixed!

                      netwolf
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                      netwolf

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                        Amazing, for months this browser does nothing but doing nothing for 15 seconds and then crash. Haven't been able to even open it for literally months now. I'm used to Opera Mini taking way longer to start than any other of my ~40 apps, but at least the older version eventually started. Meanwhile you must have got dozens of crash reports only from me, so do you plan to ever release a working version again? It's really a pity, OM has been my mean browser for years (as long as it worked)...

                        jmwking
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                        jmwking

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                        Just noticed this post. I think most of Opera's work with ios right now is focused on the new beta browser rather than mini. The beta crashes a lot, reloads a lot, and is generally a pain in the butt. They finally added "open in new tab" so the "back" bug isn't so crippling anymore.

                        I still drop back to mini when the beta's not going too well (while waiting for the next drop), and when I do, mini works fine for me (within its usual constraints).

                        -jk

                        jmwking
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                        jmwking

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                        OK, back to Mini until the next beta drop - too many crashed sessions. (And on many reloads, the beta mocks me by telling me how much data I've saved, as if all the reloading didn't eat up all that data and more!)

                        And I forgot how much beta needs night mode...

                        -jk

                        jmwking
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                        Oddly, a day or two ago, my Mini (iOS 9.3.5 13G36 and Mini 14.0.0.104835) has begun using a smaller font in Mini mode, but not in Turbo mode.

                        So far as I know, I didn't do anything to make this happen.

                        I'd love to get it back to it's usual font size; my eyes aren't too bad, but they're not too good either...

                        -jk

                        giovanni44
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                        giovanni44

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                          I am now using OPERA-Mini 14.0 on my iPad but LASTPASS doesn't work for most sites. When I hit "Share" in the main menu, the LASTPASS icon is there, but when I use it it says:

                          "YOU LASTPASS VAULT HAS NO MATCHES FOR THIS WEBSITE"

                          This happens all the time when I try to log in in any of my accounts. What am I doing wrong here ???

                          wegglinet
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                          wegglinet

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                            With the last update in June 2016, is Opera Mini for iOS still in development ? would be about time when compared to Opera Mini for Android.

                            kodijack81
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                            kodijack81

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                              Agreed with Wegglined. Opera for iOS is too old compared with version for Android and working very bad. Development is closed?

                              leocg
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                              leocg

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                              They were testing a new browser for IOS but even that seems stalled.

                              [Deleted User]
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                              [Deleted User]

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                                not much perspective for putting any more money, work and effort into opera/opera mini for ios, when globally apple's market share is constantly falling, while android keeps growing even in absolute numbers.

                                outside the us is where opera really shines, on cheapo devices, slow and expensive mobile data rates and sparse wifi coverage.

                                netwolf
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                                netwolf

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                                  Well, actually the Android version is quite a desaster as well, just look at the Playstore review of the last couple of weeks. Or if you're brave, try the latest version for yourself, it certainly didn't change for the better...

                                  jmwking
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                                  jmwking

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                                  It would be nice if the title actually reflected Mini for iOS v 14, as released back in June of 2016.

                                  I'd love to see some action on iOS. The beta browser was so unstable, I stopped using it. And I missed night mode.

                                  Any beta action I should be aware of? I haven't seen anything in testflight in ages; maybe they don't like me anymore.

                                  Just feeling sorta lonely...

                                  -jk

                                  lawzen43
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                                  lawzen43

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                                    Is there going to be an update to Opera Mini for ios any time soon?

                                    jmwking
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                                    jmwking

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                                    Apparently we're up to v16 for ios. This sticky seems a little old...

                                    -jk