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How to Close All Your Safari Tabs on an iPhone at Once

Having too many tabs opened in Safari can dramatically slow down your iPhone. However, it can be tedious to close all your tabs one at a time. Here’s how to quickly close all your open Safari tabs at once on your iPhone, even without opening the Safari app.

How to Close All Safari Tabs on Your iPhone

To close all Safari tabs on your iPhone or iPad, open the Safari app and tap and hold the Tabs switcher icon with two overlapping squares in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Finally, tap Close All XX Tabs to confirm.

  1. Open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad. To find the app, go to the home screen on your iPhone and swipe down from the middle of your screen. Then type Safari in the search bar and select the app.  
  2. Then tap and hold the tab switcher icon. The tabs switcher icon looks like two overlapping squares in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  3. Next, select Close All XX Tabs.
    How to Close All Safari Tabs on Your iPhone
  4. Finally, tap Close All XX Tabs
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How to Close All Tabs On the Tab Switcher Page

You can also close all your open Safari tabs on the tab switch page. Just open the Safari app and tap the Tabs switcher icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Then tap and hold Done and select Close All XX Tabs in the pop-up window.

How to Close All Tabs On the Tab Switcher Page

How to Close All Tabs With the Settings App

To close all Safari tabs on your iPhone, you can open the Settings app, scroll down, and select Safari. Then scroll down and tap Clear History and Website Data. Finally, tap Clear History and Data.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Then tap Safari. You will have to scroll down a bit to find the Safari options.
  3. Next, select Clear History and Website Data. You will find this near the bottom section of the Safari settings page.
    How to Close All Safari Tabs Without Opening the App
  4. Finally, tap Clear History and Data. The next time you open Safari, all of your tabs will be closed.
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If you think something is wrong with your iPhone, check out our step-by-step guide on how to remove a virus from your iPhone.

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Updated on August 31, 2021

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