HAVING too many Safari tabs open on your iPhone can slow down your browsing experience.
Luckily, there’s a quick way to close them all and you just need to follow the simple steps below.
How to close all iPhone Safari tabs at the same time
Getting rid of tabs can make your browsing experience quickerCredit: AFP or licensors
It’s possible (but not practical) to close all your Safari web browser tabs by swiping them away.
But if you’ve got dozens of tabs open, it’ll take you an age – and you’ll probably miss a few swipes too.
Deleting all the tabs is much quicker.
To close them all, first, open the Safari app.
Closing all your Safari tabs can be done in two clicksCredit: AFP or licensors
Then press and hold the squares icon in the bottom right corner.
Two red options will pop up.
One will say “Close all tabs” and it will reveal just how many you have open.
The other option is just to close the tab you’re currently viewing.
Click to close all the tabs.
You’ll then be asked to confirm this.
Before following these steps make sure you do actually want to close all the tabs.
If there are some you want to leave open you’ll have to go through individually and close the ones you don’t want.
How to re-open closed Safari tabs
We’ve all done it: you’re getting rid of tabs and you accidentally bin an important one.
Don’t fear – there’s an easy way to make your iPhone restore any closed tab you like.
First, press the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner of Safari.
Then hold down on the + icon at the bottom of your browser.
That will pull up a list of all the tabs you’ve closed recently, giving you a chance to restore them.
iPhone tricks to try today
Here are some of the best…
- Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
- Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
- Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
- Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X or later model), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
- Check if you’re due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you’re down to 80% capacity. If you’re below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
- Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier
In other news, time is almost up for Internet Explorer as Microsoft is set to drop it after 25 years.
Microsoft Teams just got some new features that could help it rival WhatsApp.
And, Facebook is facing backlash in the US over plans to create a version of Instagram for children under 13.
Do you know any good iPhone tricks? Let us know in the comments…
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