How to Close All Safari Tabs at Once in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Even though it's pretty simple to kill all Safari tabs at once in iOS 11 or later on iPhone and iPad, some of you might not be aware of this handy feature. Read on to find out:

Though the process of closing all Safari tabs in iOS 11 is same as it was in the previous iOS version, I thought it’s worth talking about this nifty little feature.

There are a couple of main reasons why I like to kill Safari tabs on my device: First, to prevent others from finding out what I’m browsing and the second to keep the web browser uncluttered. If you are unaware of this handy feature, head over to find out how it works:

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How to Close All Safari Tabs at Once in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Safari on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap and hold the tabs button at the bottom right corner.

Tap and Hold Tabs Button in Safari in iOS 11

Step #3. Next, you will get a menu with five options; Tap on Close All  “Number of Opened tabs.”

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Close Multiple Safari Tabs in iOS 11

Alternately, you can tap on the tabs button and then touch and hold the Done. Then, you will get the option to close all the opened tabs.

Close All Safari Tabs at Once in iOS 11

What if you don’t want to shoot out all the opened tabs? Instead, you want to close an individual one. Read on…

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How to Close An Individual Safari Tab on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Safari on your iOS device → touch and hold the tabs button.

Tap and Hold Tabs Button in Safari in iOS 11

Step #2. Tap on Close this tab.

Tap Individual Tab in Safari on iPhone in iOS 11

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Alternatively, tap on Tabs button and tap X on the tab in the question.

Close Single Tab in Safari in iOS 11 on iPhone

That’s it!

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Wrapping up:

On iOS devices, I mostly use Safari to browse the web. It’s highly secure and as feature-rich as any web browsers out there. Let me know what you think of it and the features you like in it in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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