How to Delete All Tabs on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to delete all tabs on an iPhone. Having too many open tabs can slow down your device and clutter your browsing experience. By following the steps below, you can quickly and easily close all tabs on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open Safari

First, locate the Safari app on your iPhone’s home screen and tap on it to open.

Step 2: Access the Tab View

Once Safari is open, look for the square icon located in the bottom right corner of the screen. Tap on this icon to access the tab view.

Step 3: Close Individual Tabs

In the tab view, you’ll see all of your open tabs displayed as thumbnail images. To close individual tabs, swipe left on each tab until a red “Close” button appears. Tap on this button to close the tab.


If you have a large number of tabs open, individually closing them can be time-consuming. In such cases, it’s more efficient to use a different method to close all tabs at once.

Step 4: Close All Tabs at Once

To close all tabs at once, tap and hold down on the “Done” button located in the bottom right corner of the screen.

  • Bold Text: In this step, make sure to press and hold for a few seconds until a pop-up menu appears.
  • Bold Text: From the pop-up menu that appears, select “Close All [x] Tabs”. The number in brackets will indicate how many tabs you currently have open.
  • Bold Text: Confirm the action by tapping on “Close All [x] Tabs” in the confirmation prompt that follows.

Step 5: Verify Tabs are Closed

Once you have completed the previous step, all of your tabs should be closed. To verify this, tap on the square icon in the bottom right corner to access the tab view again. You should see a blank screen or a message indicating that you have no open tabs.


If you were using Safari’s private browsing mode, closing all tabs will also end your private browsing session.

That’s it! You have successfully deleted all tabs on your iPhone. By regularly closing unnecessary tabs, you can keep your device running smoothly and improve your browsing experience.

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