Safari is one of the widely used browsers on the iPhone and iPad. Users usually open a new tab to visit a website and then just press the Home button when they are done. They don’t close tabs and thus, the tabs get piled up. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to close all Safari tabs at once in iOS 13. The feature was introduced in iOS 10, and it has been appreciated since then.
I hated the tedious process of getting rid of several tabs one-by-one. In iOS 12, Safari made some improvements in closing all tabs at once; however, in iOS 13, you actually don’t have to do anything to close tabs. Safari does this automatically for you once you select necessary options on your iPhone or iPad.
Enough talk? Let’s head over to find how to kill multiple tabs at one go in Safari on iPhone and iPad!
How to Automatically Close All Safari Tabs at Once in iOS 13 on iPhone
Until now, you were supposed to open the Safari app on your iOS device to close all tabs. In iOS 13, you can ask Safari to do this on its own from the Settings app.
Step #1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.
Here, you will find four options: Manually, After One Day, After One Week, and After One Month.
If you choose Manually, you need to open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad, and then follow the same steps as you used to follow on your iOS 12 enabled device.
How to Close All Safari Tabs at Once in iOS 12 or Earlier on iPhone or iPad
Step #1. Open Safari app on your iPhone/iPad.
Step #2. Tap and hold the Tabs icon at the bottom-right corner of the Safari app screen.
Step #3. You’ll see four options, tap on “Close All [Number] Tabs” tapping that will close all tabs.
There is another option to get the job done. Just tap and hold the Done button, you will get the option to close all the open tabs.
Interesting tip: You can swipe the individual tab from right to left to close it. To do so, tap on the “Tab” button → Swipe the tab from right to left.
That’s all there is to it.
Quick video on how to close all Safari tabs at once on iPhone or iPad
As a bonus tip, have a habit of clearing cookies, cache, and history from Safari app on your iPhone and iPad. It not only removes the browsing history and protects your privacy, but it also frees up a lot of storage from your device.
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