Accidentally close a browser tab in Safari on iOS and want to open it back up? There's a simple gesture for that, which you may not know about.


All you have to do is open up the tab view in Safari and long press on the "+" icon to get a look at all of the tabs that you've recently closed.

Even if you're aware of the gesture, it's worth a reminder that this feature exists in case someone gets ahold of your phone and checks your browser. Even if you've closed out a tab, it's still going to be visible in Safari, unless you were using a private browser window or have cleared your browsing history.

Want to close your Safari tabs all in one go? That's another hidden feature available in Safari. Make sure to check out our accompanying how to for instructions.

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scrapesleon Avatar
80 months ago
Nice didn’t know about this
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BMcCoy Avatar
80 months ago
Cool tip - i’ll use that.
Thanks.
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C DM Avatar
80 months ago
Lol I had no idea! But iOS is so intuitive, you can even press things out of nowhere on a 3D Touch-less device!
It's basically long-press that has been around for a long time.
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Cool! I didn’t know this :)
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I missed that one! How do I do that?
How to Close All of Your Safari Tabs at Once on iPhone or iPad ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-to-close-all-of-your-safari-tabs-at-once-on-iphone-or-ipad.2098918/')
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kdarling Avatar
80 months ago
Handy. I've accidentally closed tabs before.
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ignatius345 Avatar
80 months ago
On a Mac, using Safari you can also either click and hold the + icon at the right of your tabs, or just quickly press ⌘⇧T to open your last-closed tab.

In fact, you can keep hitting that combo and it will keep opening other recently-closed tabs.
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C DM Avatar
80 months ago
On a Mac, using Safari you can also either click and hold the + icon at the right of your tabs, or just quickly press ⌘⇧T to open your last-closed tab.

In fact, you can keep hitting that combo and it will keep opening other recently-closed tabs.
If I recall correctly, an even simpler ⌘Z (as in essentially "undo") will do the same thing basically.
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