Have you ever opened Safari, the web browser on your Apple device, and noticed lots of open tabs? There is a built in feature on iOS devices that allows you to have open tabs automatically close after a certain period of time. Having too many open tabs can sometimes slow down the device.
To see how many tabs you currently have open, tap on the Safari icon, which looks like a blue compass:
On an iPhone, tap on the two squares in either the top or bottom gray bar:
On an iPad, tap on the four squares icon on the top right:
Once you tap either of those icons, you’ll see a screen that shows all of your open tabs and the total number of open tabs. On those screens, you can tap the little X in the corner of each tab preview to close that particular tab. When finished on this screen, tap done to return to the previous screen.
A long press (holding your finger down on the icon instead of a quick tap) on either of the icons mentioned above will give you more options, including the ability to close that specific tab or close all of your open tabs.
To have your device automatically close any open tabs after a set period of time, tap on Settings and then Safari. Scroll down to the tabs section and then tap on Close Tabs.
You have the option to have Safari automatically close tabs after one day, one week, or one month. A blue check will be next to whatever option is set.
Have you tried out this feature? Let us know in the comments.