How to bookmark all open tabs in safari

How to Bookmark All Open Safari Tabs at Once:  Rita’s iDevice Advice for September 7, 2020

Sometimes, you need to close all your tabs in Safari on your iPhone to get the browser to run smoothly, but that can mean losing important pages you’d like to read later. This information will teach you how to instantly save all your open Safari tabs as bookmarks on your iPhone or iPad so that you can easily find them again.

Note:  These instructions were written for sighted persons, who are not using voiceOver.  If you are using VoiceOver:  when the instructions say “Tap on an item”, perform a one finger double tap.

How to Bookmark All Open Safari Tabs at Once

1.  In the Safari app, press and hold the bookmark icon.

2.  Select Add Bookmarks for [#] Tabs.

3.  Enter a folder name for your batch of tabs and choose a location. The default location is Favorites.

4.  Tap Save.

When you are ready to revisit those tabs, simply tap the bookmark icon again and locate your folder of saved tabs. This tab management tip will help you keep up with your favorite web pages without slowing down Safari.

More information about Safari and the “long press action when running VoiceOver.

Much of Safari’s advanced functionality is hidden behind long-press gestures.

I find that a lot of people keep many tabs open in Safari, usually from previously browsing sessions.  There is a way to close all the open tabs with a “long press gesture on the “tabs” button on your iPhone.

You can also go to Settings, Safari, and navigate to the options for the choices as to when to close open Tabs in Safari.

When using VoiceOver: perform a one finger double tap and hold gesture.

Long press on the Tabs button:

The Tabs toolbar button is located on the right side of the screen, either at the top on iPad or bottom on iPhone. Tapping it launches the carousel view of preview cards for all the open tabs. However, you can also long-press it to reveal several more options.

Without entering the tab screen, a long-press on the button reveals an action sheet. You can close all open tabs in one tab or close the current tab. You can also quickly open a new tab, either in a normal window or jumping to Private Browsing mode.

If you long-press the Tabs button on iPad, you can also see options for Split View tabs. You can ‘Open Split View’ if you are currently in full-screen mode, or vice-versa and merge back down into a single view, without having to worry about dragging and dropping tabs to the side of the display.

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