How to Close Safari Tabs Automatically on iPhone

With the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Safari has got some nice improvements. One of the best feature that we liked the most is the ability to close Safari browser’s tabs automatically after fix amount of time which can be defined in settings.

Though closing multiple tabs on Safari is quite easy. But most of the time people forget to close the tabs. And the tabs remain open for several days and sometimes for several weeks. So, it’s a great idea that Apple has offered a way to close Safari tabs automatically. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to close Safari tabs automatically, after a selectable amount of time.

How to Automatically Close Safari Tabs on iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

With iOS 13, you can now configure Safari browser on your iPhone and iPad to kill tabs after the selected amount of time. For example, you can now kill all of the open tabs on Safari after one day or a week depending on your requirements. Besides enhanced privacy, this feature allows you to keep Safari app clutter-free. Let’s get started with configuring Safari to close the tabs after 1 week.

Step 1

First of all, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and scroll down and tap on the Safari icon.

Open settings in iphone and select Safari

Step 2

Next, scroll down to find the Tabs section and tap on Close Tabs option.

Tap on Close Tabs option

Step 3

Now, you will have four options to select from. All four options are explained below:

  • Manually: Close Safari tabs manually,
  • After One Day: Automatically close Safari tabs after one day,
  • After One Week: Automatically close Safari tabs after one week,
  • After One Month: Automatically close Safari tabs after one month.
Select After one day to close tabs automatically

Now, you can select any option based on your requirements. By default, the ‘Manually‘ option is selected. In this tutorial, we have selected to close Safari tabs After One Day. After selecting your desired option, you can quit the Settings app. From now onward, iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 will automatically kill Safari tabs after the set time.

You can always change the settings back to default by following the same process as explained above.


How to Manually Close All Safari Tabs At Once on iPhone and iPad

Automatic option for closing Safari tabs is quite convincing. But, if you don’t want to go for the automatic option, there is another way to close all the Safari tabs in one go. And, it doesn’t require you to be on the latest version of iOS or iPadOS.

To close all open tabs on Safari, First open Safari on your device > touch and hold the tabs icon at the bottom right corner of the screen > select Close All (Number) Tabs in the menu. And you are done.

Manually close tabs on Safari browser in iOS

SEE ALSO: How to Share Notes App Folders on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Keep Safari Clutter-Free by Closing Tabs Automatically

Above tutorial explained how you can configure Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad to close tabs automatically after a selected amount of time. However, you might need to upgrade your device’s software as this feature is available on iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 only and not on earlier versions.

In case you have some important tabs open on your Safari browser that you wan to keep open in order to use them later, you can select to close the tabs Manually. Hope you liked this tutorial. Feel free to drop you ideas and suggestions in comment section down below.

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