How to Close All Tabs on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Do you find yourself overwhelmed with too many open tabs on your Android device? Closing them one by one can be time-consuming and tedious.

Fortunately, there’s a simple way to close all tabs at once! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of closing all tabs on Android.

Step 1: Open your browser

First, locate and open your preferred web browser on your Android device. This tutorial is applicable to most popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

Step 2: Access the tab overview

Once you have opened your browser, look for the tab icon usually located in the top or bottom toolbar. It typically resembles two overlapping squares. Tap on this icon to access the tab overview.


If you are using Chrome, the tab overview can be accessed by tapping the square icon with a number inside located at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Close individual tabs (optional)

If there are specific tabs you want to keep open while closing others, you can manually close individual tabs. To do this:

  • Chrome: Swipe left or right on each tab card in the tab overview and tap the “X” button that appears on each card.
  • Firefox: Tap and hold on a tab card in the tab overview until a menu pops up. Select “Close” from the menu to close that specific tab.
  • Safari: Swipe left or right on each tab card in the tab overview and tap “Close” when it appears on each card.


If you don’t want to close any individual tabs, you can skip this step and proceed to the next one.

Step 4: Close all tabs

Now, it’s time to close all the remaining tabs in one go. Look for the option to close all tabs, which is usually represented by a trash can or a similar icon. Tap on this option to close all tabs.


The location of the “close all tabs” option may vary depending on your browser. If you are unable to locate it, you can try searching for it in your browser’s settings or consult the browser’s official documentation.

Step 5: Confirm closing

To prevent accidental closure of all tabs, some browsers may ask for confirmation before closing them. If prompted, confirm your action by tapping “Close” or a similar option to proceed with closing all tabs.

Congratulations! You have successfully closed all tabs on your Android device. Now you can start fresh and enjoy a clutter-free browsing experience.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of closing all tabs on Android. Remember, this method may vary slightly depending on your specific browser version and device model.

Pro Tip: To avoid accumulation of excessive open tabs in the future, make it a habit to regularly close unnecessary tabs as part of your browsing routine.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this tutorial is accurate at the time of writing. However, browser interfaces and features are subject to change with updates from respective developers.

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