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Apple iOS 13: How to automatically close inactive tabs in Safari on your iOS device

There are four options to automatically close these inactive open tabs in Safari.

September 21, 2019 / 11:50 AM IST

Has it ever happened that you’ve opened the Safari browser on your iPhone only to find multiple open tabs? The chances are very high. You then either open a new tab or manually close each inactive tab. Now if you’ve ever closed that n-number of tabs one by one, iOS 13 will save you from the trouble.

Apple has added a small but quite a handy feature in Safari for iOS 13. The new feature would essentially auto-close Safari tabs based on the timeframe set by the user.

There are four options to automatically close these inactive open tabs in Safari. Users can set the auto-close option to ‘After One Day’, ‘After One Week’, or ‘After One Month’. There is also an option to leave these tabs open and can be shut down ‘manually’.

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To select any one of the above options, you need to:

  • Open the Settings app

  • Scroll down till you find Safari or just type Safari at the top of the Settings app.

  • In the Safari settings window, scroll down till you the ‘Tabs’ section.

  • Tap on ‘Close Tabs’ and select either of the four options.

Based on the options that you select, Safari would auto-close the tabs or leave them open. By default, the option is set to ‘Manually’.

Also Read: iOS 13: List of new iOS features that you might use on a daily basis
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first published: Sep 21, 2019 11:50 am
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