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Opera Mini 8.0.5 for iOS [update]

  • Hello everybody,

    We’re more than happy to announce that the long-awaited Opera Mini 8 for iOS is finally out!

    At a first glance, you’ll see a completely redesigned UI. Along with the new looks is a new compression mode - Opera Turbo. Enjoy full web browsing and all your favorite dynamic pages, while still seeing data savings of up to 50%. Not enough for you and you want to save even more? Or, perhaps you’re roaming? Don’t worry, you can still use the classic Opera Mini compression and get up to 90% of savings.

    So, besides a new look and brand-new compression, what’s new?

    • Discover feature - You’ll never be bored online again, even if you just have a couple of minutes to spare waiting in line.
    • QR-code reader - Finally, there’s no need for a dedicated app to read QR codes or scan bar codes.
    • Themes - Select the theme that suits your device and your mood.

    We have built Opera Mini 8 around the “on-the-go” concept. This means we’ve worked hard to make it usable with just one hand. Features including pull down to search and a virtual joystick are just some of the things we have added to make it possible.

    Download Opera Mini 8 for iOS and give it a try!

    Happy browsing, wherever you are!

    P.S.: There are more cool features to discover for yourself - try Opera Mini today!

    [update] Opera Mini 8.0.1

    This little update brings:

    • stability improvements
    • performance improvements (we're not done yet)
    • fix for occasional bug breaking the virtual joystick
    • single column view is back (available for Opera Mini mode only)

    [update] Opera Mini 8.0.2

    This time we're including the following:

    • zoom and text wrap options are back in iPhone and iPod Touch when using the Opera Mini data-saving mode. Toggle this in the data-savings menu by tapping Advanced Settings…
    • you can now double tap and hold, then drag up or down to zoom in all data-savings modes (previously unavailable in Opera Mini mode)
    • improved various UI elements
    • tweaked pop-up blocker
    • reduced memory usage
    • limited page reloading
    • fixed minor stability and performance issues

    [update] Opera Mini 8.0.3

    This brand new version comes with:

    • “Define” option added to context menu in Opera Mini mode
    • Fixed some UI glitches
    • Improved startup performance
    • Reduced memory usage
    • Private tab related issues
    • Fixed minor stability and performance issues

    [update] Opera Mini 8.0.4

    This update brings first round of iOS 8 related fixes

    [update] Opera Mini 8.0.5

    Another update another set of changes for iOS 8:

    • Fixed problem with playing videos.
    • Fixed crash when uploading files on iPad.
    • Fixed geolocation support.
  • After all this time it is great to see an update. However, while my first impression is good, I am so deeply disappointed that bookmark syncing has not been resolved. Lack of keeping bookmarks in sync across all devices is grounds for using another browser.

  • Love the new look and functionalities, but please implement a full screen mode in portrait.

  • Fantastic update all round guys, many thanks.

    A glaring step back, unfortunately, is that open tabs are not cached to disk any more, resulting in blank cards of death when reopening the app in an area without network coverage. Opera Mini 8 (unlike version 7) seems to only save open tabs to RAM and iOS is pretty ruthless in freeing that bad boy up. I know there's a "Save for Offline" option but that was designed for saving single webpages and can be a little tedious for saving all open tabs (and one would have to remember to do this).

    A solution could be a setting allowing a threshold of disk space in megabytes to use for caching currently open tabs. Perhaps this could even be an automatic option when using the "Opera Mini" data saving mode, as I presume even less disk space would be required?

    Anyway, I appreciate the continued development. Keep up the great work!

  • I can't quite figure out bookmarks. i went to a site and saved a bookmark, and all of my old folders of bookmarks opened up. So they are there somewhere. However, I can only seem to use the Speed Dial or the Search bar to go places. I can't access the bookmarks for that. Strange, I can make a bookmark, and put it in one of my old bookmark folders for the opera mni, but can't see, to find how to open a bookmark, and go to the link in it.

  • I can't quite figure out bookmarks. i went to a site and saved a bookmark, and all of my old folders of bookmarks opened up. So they are there somewhere. However, I can only seem to use the Speed Dial or the Search bar to go places. I can't access the bookmarks for that. Strange, I can make a bookmark, and put it in one of my old bookmark folders for the opera mni, but can't see, to find how to open a bookmark, and go to the link in it.

    there is bookmarks folder on speed dial, click and a side bar should open

  • Ahhhh, yes, thank you sidneyneto. I wasn't looking for it there. Hmmmm. This browser is sort of a combination Opera Mini and Opera for Android. It adds the Speed Dial with folders and the Discover feature (I like that you can get them in the Ipad). Kind of interesting. Opera for Android didn't give you your ability to have your own bookmark folders in one of the position of the Speed Dial (unless I somehow deleted that by mistake), so this has more umph to it 🙂 The thing to keep in mind, is let's say you use Coast for Ipad. If the wifi is shaky, this browser might be a better bet. Put it in Mini or Turbo mode, and you might get more out of the web with it.

    Pretty interesting! I'll have to play around with this a bit. 🙂

    Now here's a bug, I think. When you're on a website and want to add it to the Speed Dial, the 8 squares to the right of the Address Bar isn't working (at least for me). However, I can still get the site to the Speed Dial, but only by clicking on the Opera logo all the way to the top right, and choosing "Add to Speed Dial."

    Is anyone else having this problem?

  • I want this on Android version ♥.

  • This new UI and features for iOS is beyond awesome, I love it very much!

    Do you guys have any plan to implement this improvement on other platform? You can just say "yes" or "no", no need to explain "when" 😃


  • Love the new look but I wished you still included text wrap and enlarge fonts. Now it's very difficult to read those small fonts and quite tiresome panning through text that overlap the screen. It's supposed to be built for mobile, right? If you don't have a safari-like reader option then bring back the text wrapping and enlarge fonts PLEASE! The settings option is too simple! It used to be my frequently used app for saving data usage but now it makes me wanna erase Opera Mini for good. If only I could revert to the previous version - very versatile, practical and convenient to use. Oh well...

  • Besides the data compression feature of Opera Mini I really like the: "Single Column View" + "Text wrapping" + "Zoom" This really improves the reading of websites on small phone screens. All 3 features are missing in version 8.0 which is very surprising to me. Even no warning in release notes. Right now I regret upgrading to 8.0 - Opera Mini no longer differentiate from other browsers with these features - really a drawback. Is it a mistake ? Plans to bring it back ? Hope so - Thanks

  • I agree with the previous reviews, including the disappointment over the HUGE mistake of leaving out one of the main reasons I used Opera Mini, the Zoom and Text wrapping features. I've already started looking for a replacement. - Thanks

  • Hi! The new update is great. But I found a problem with YouTube in Opera Turbo mode and saving of data. In any of these modes I could play any video from YouTube, only shows black screen. What someone has been the same?


  • Nice, but.... no bookmark syncing = no good!

  • How can i save password to access to sites, without writing them every time? kind regards

  • I like Opera Mini 8 for iOS! Because cool and useful! But I hope 3 things.

    ・Support "read it later" searvice (ex. Pocket)

    ・Directly access to original news page from "Discover". Like the "Discover" of Opera for Desktop.

    ・Sync with Opera for Desktop (Bookmarks, Speeddial, Search engine, and so on)

  • Adjusting the font size would be very helpful!


  • Where are gone all the good features of past versions : zooming and reformatting for small screen devices.
    Some sites are completely unreadable with this new version 8 for iOS, on iPhone 5s at least.
    Could you enhance the settings and bring back those two options.

  • What happened to support for RSS feeds?
    I go to my feed://list// link, I get an error "Client doesn't support feeds."
    How can this be? The RSS reader bout in to Opera mini goes back almost to the beginning.

  • Is there any way to keep web pages from constantly refreshing? If I can't find a workaround for this, I'm going to have to uninstall; it's useless to me like this. I like to open 20-30 tabs before I get on the train, then I read them at my leisure. Now I have to have an active connection to open a page AND I have to wait 45 seconds or more for a page to load. I have to find a way to fix this or revert to the earlier version. Please help! Candy Crush is not an acceptable substitute for being able to read the news during my commute.