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How to Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Safari on iPhone?

Safari is the inbuilt Internet Browser in iOS devices. It is safe and fast. Most of the iOS users prefer Safari because of its easy user interface. While surfing the Internet, we all use multiple tabs in our browsers to get the maximum out of the things we are researching for.

Sometimes while using these multiple taps, we may accidentally or by mistake close a tab. It is no big deal as you can reopen the same within a moment without troubling your searches or history bar. Safari allows you to reopen the recently closed tabs on your iPhone or iPad. Follow these simple steps to do so.

Steps to Reopen Recently Closed Tabs on Safari on iPhone or iPad:

1. Launch Safari

Locate the Safari application. It is the inbuilt application of your iOS device. It has a compass logo as its icon. Tap on it to launch it.

Launch Safari

2. Visit Google

Tap on the URL bar, located at the top of your Safari screen. Enter the URL of any site of your choice.

Tap the Tabs

3. Open a new tab

Once the page is opened, locate the Tabs option at the bottom right of your screen. Tap on it and you will see your current tab’s option. Locate + icon at the bottom of your screen. Tap on it to open a new tab.

Close a tab

4. Close a tab

When the new tab is opened, again tap the Tabs option at the bottom right of your screen. It will now show you two tabs, the current one, and the Google tab. Press on the Google tab and swipe it to the left. It will close the Google tab.

Locate + icon

5. Reopen a tab

You will no longer see the Google tab on your screen. Press and hold the + icon, located at the bottom of your screen. It will show you the webpage information of the closed windows. Tap on the Google option and it will reopen the Google tab.

Reopen a tab


These steps are compatible with all the iPhone or iPad models running on iOS 8 or above. You can reopen the recently closed tab for all the websites. These steps will not work in case you have closed the Safari app after closing the window. In that case, you will have to reopen the page from visiting your browser’s history.

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