safari

iOS Tip 168 - Close All Safari Tabs

1. Open Safari on the iPad or iPad
2. Tap and hold on the tab icon, it looks like two overlapping squares in the top right corner

3. Choose “Close Tabs” from the dropdown menu that appears, the item selection will also display how many total tabs are open in Safari

The feature exists on iOS for both iPad and iPhone, though it may look slightly differently depending on the screen it’s displayed on, nonetheless the feature is always accessed by a long tap and hold on the browser tabs button.

It closes every single browser tab that was open in Safari, leaving you a blank slate to open new tabs as needed. This can be particularly nice if you wind up with dozens of tabs open in Safari, something which is fairly easy to happen as you browse over time.

iOS Tip 164 Quickly Open New Safari Tab

The latest versions of Safari for iPhone have an even faster way to open a new Safari tab, without having to enter into the broader tab view window. It’s a great trick, but it’s a little hidden and less than obvious, but nonetheless offers the quickest way possible to open a new browser tab in Safari for iOS.
1 Open Safari in iOS if you haven’t done so already
2 Tap and hold on the two overlapping square icons in the iOS Safari navigation bar (lower right corner)

Simple, fast, and easy. Even if the feature is a little hidden behind a long tap and hold, it’s still easy to remember once you get the swing of things.
Note this feature is primarily aimed at iPhone (and iPod touch users), as it’s less important on an iPad, since the iPad version of Safari in iOS always has the new tab “+” plus button in the navigation bar.
You can open as many new tabs as you want in the latest versions of Safari for iOS.

iOS Tip 138 - Use iCloud Tabs in Safari

Go from one device to the next and pick up browsing wherever you left off. You can use iCloud Tabs on devices that are using OS X Mountain Lion or later or iOS 6 or later.

Set up iCloud Tabs on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
1. Go to Settings > iCloud and make sure that Safari is on.
2. Make sure that you're signed in to the same account on all of your devices.
3. Complete these steps on all the iOS devices where you want to share tabs. If you're sharing tabs with your Mac, set it up using the steps below.

Set up iCloud Tabs on your Mac:
1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences, then click iCloud.
2. Make sure that you're signed in to the same account on all the devices where you want to share tabs.
3. Enable the checkbox for Safari.
4. Complete these steps on all the Macs where you want to share tabs. If you're sharing tabs with your iOS devices, set them up using the steps above.

Use iCloud Tabs with iOS 8 on your iPad, or iOS7 or later on your iPhone and iPod touch, when you follow these steps:
1. Open Safari.
2. Tap the Tabs icon
3. Scroll to the bottom of the list, below the images of tabs open on your device. A list of open tabs on your other supported devices will appear.
4. Tap the one you want to open.

iPad Tip 38 - Clear Safari Browsing History

Need to cover your tracks online? You can delete your Safari browser history in a flash. Just open the Settings app, then tap Safari and tap on Clear History. Note you can also wipe your Cookies and clear your Cache here too. There's also a Private Browsing mode you can turn on, so your history won't be tracked. Turn this on in from Safari, tap the History icon, then tap Private.