Were you aware that Safari has a limit of 500 tabs? Without slowing down your iPhone or iPad, it will remember up to 500 tabs. Of course, it won’t cache all those web pages and it can be quite difficult to manage those hundreds of tabs as well.
I’m one of those people who don’t like to close tabs even with a quick shortcut (tap and hold the tab switch). It seems as if the Cupertino designers are empathizing with me as there is a new way to close Safari tabs in iOS 14 or below automatically.
You will see a new popup when you try to close all Safari tabs in iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 or below on iPhone and iPad (using the tap and holding gesture on the tab switch). This will only appear when you do this for the first time.
It will ask you if you want to close Safari tabs automatically in the future. Every day, every week, or every month you can ask Safari to do this for you. I think the monthly timeline is the best option for most people.
How To Enable Automatically Closing Safari Tabs on iPhone
Enabling this “Close Safari tabs” on iOS 14 or below is simple with these simple tips.
- Launch the Settings app.
- Tap Safari.
- Head over to Close Tab option
- After that, you can choose the best option for you, like manually after one day, after one week or after one month.
If you are in Safari and want to close all the Safari tabs you have opened, then there is a simple two-way way to remove all the Safari tabs manually running in the background.
How to Close All Safari Tabs Manually on iPhone
- Launch Safari
- Tap and hold the Switcher icon from the bottom right
- It will pop up the option to close all the tabs or close the individual tabs
- Just tap on the option you want
Going into the other way, Single tap on the Switcher icon, tap and hold DONE and it will pop up to close all the tabs you are running.
Simply tap on it to remove all the safari tabs on your iPhone running iOS 14 or below.
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