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

Too many open Safari tabs cause a lot of confusion. It is frustrating to close tabs one by one. Also, after a certain point, too many open tabs cause the browser to slow down or lag significantly. So closing all tabs at once comes handy. In this quick guide, we are going to show you multiple ways to do so.

  1. How to Automatically Close Safari Tabs on iPhone and iPad
  2. How to Close All Safari Tabs at Once on iPhone and iPad
  3. Another Method to Close All Tabs in Safari
  4. How to Search and Close Multiple Safari Tabs

How to Automatically Close Safari Tabs on iPhone and iPad

This method works only for devices running iOS 13 or iPadOS.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Safari.
  3. Tap on Close Tabs.
  4. Choose After One Day, After One Week, or After One Month.automatically close safari tabs on iphone

Now, tabs that have not been recently viewed will automatically close according to the time you selected.

Some point in the future, if you wish to stop the Safari app from automatically closing tabs, follow the above steps, and choose Manually.

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

  1. Open Safari.
  2. On iPhone, long press on the two-square icon from the bottom-right.
  3. On iPad, this button is in the top-right.
  4. Tap on Close All number Tabs.
  5. Confirm by tapping Close All number Tabs.close all safari tabs at once on iphone

Another Method to Close All Tabs in Safari

This method is slightly different from the above.

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Tap on the two-square icon.
  3. Long press on Done.tap on tabs icon and long press on done in safari on iphone
  4. Tap on Close All number Tabs.
  5. Confirm your action.close all tabs in safari on iphone

How to Close Multiple Safari Tabs on iPhone and iPad

This option lets you search open tabs by name and close them together. It was brought to the notice by former Apple employees, Maxwell, and Dave Mark.

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Tap on the two-square icon.
  3. Pull down the open tab windows to see the Search Tabs bar.
  4. Type a word. You will see all the open tabs that match it.tap on two square icon and drag window to search specific tabs in safari on iphone
  5. Long press on the word Cancel and then tap on Close number Tabs Matching “search-word”.search tabs and long press on cancel to close multiple safari tabs

All tabs that match the typed word, will close. Rest open tabs will stay as it is.

Finishing Up…

Another trick to close all open tabs without even launching the Safari browser is to clear history and website data.

What if you want to reopen closed tabs? Well, we have an easy guide to help you.

Similarly, if you have opened multiple important tabs, you may also learn how to bookmark them at once.

How to Close All Safari Tabs on iPhone and iPad

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Ankur Thakurhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
I have been an Apple user for over seven years now. At iGeeksBlog, I love creating how-tos and troubleshooting guides that help people do more with their iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch. In my free time, I like to watch stand up comedy videos, tech documentaries, news debates, and political speeches.

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