Apple had made some new enhancements to its feature browser, Safari, for the iPhone/iPad. There are a few notable features that increase our productivity regarding bookmarks and open tabs. Safari’s toolbar has only five choices for you to select from, Forward, Backward, Share, Bookmarks and New Tab/Page. Instead of just taping on a choice, we are going to press down on these icons and see what happens.
This is for an iPhone/iPad and Mac iOS 13 operating system
This seems to be an Apple feature. I have gotten into the habit of pressing down on every icon in iOS 13. Just press and hold the Share icon, the one with an up arrow, nothing happens until you release your hold. You will get the regular Share screen, like the image below:
Safari Share Behavior
So much for that.
Let’s try pressing and holding the Bookmarks icon. You will get the following screenshot:
Well, that worked. I do not recommend adding Bookmarks for all open tabs; this would tend to make your bookmarks messy. It would be better just to add a Bookmark for the current tab.
Testing the New Tab/Page
Okay, lets press and hold the New Tab/Page icon. You should get the following screen:
Yea, two out of three have the press and hold feature. From this screen, you can close all open tabs or just the current one. Also, you can create a new Private Tab or a New Tab.
This time, just press the New Tab/Page icon to reveal your open tabs (normal behavior). Press and hold a tab to move it into a different location. This works in portrait or landscape mode.
Setting the Time Interval
There is another feature to explore; setting a time interval as to when tabs are closed.
Go to Settings and select Safari. You will see the following image:
Click the Close Tabs button. Your screen should display options on when to close your Safari tabs like the following image:
Select your choice from the four options.
Okay, for now. Thanks for trying out these iPhone/iPad features for Safari in IOS 13+.
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