How to Bookmark All Open Tabs in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Jan 17, 2020 - 3 Comments

Safari on iPhone

Ever have tons of Safari tabs opened on iPhone or iPad and wished you could bookmark them all at once so you can easily refer to them all later? Now you can do exactly that on iOS and iPadOS, bookmarking all of your open browser tabs in one fell swoop.

With so many great websites on the internet it’s very easy to find yourself with many, many open browser tabs. But you probably don’t want to lose them all, so just closing them out isn’t always an option. That’s what bookmarks are for and Safari handles them better than ever with a new ability to bookmark all tabs at once, rather than bookmarking each tab individually.

How to Save All Tabs as Bookmarks in Safari on iPhone & iPad

You’ll obviously need to be in Safari to start, but you knew that already. The rest is super easy on either iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open Safari if you’re not already using the browser on the iPhone or iPad
  2. Tap and hold a press on the bookmark icon in Safari.
  3. Long press the bookmarks icon to add bookmarks for all open Safari tabs

  4. Tap the “Add Bookmarks for X Tabs” button.
  5. Choose a location to save all of your new bookmarks. You can create a new folder destination for the tabs if needed, too.
  6. Select a location and tap save to save bookmarks of all open browser tabs in Safari

  7. Tap “Save” and you’re done.

Now that you’ve saved all of those tabs you can close them all without having to worry about missing anything important, because you’ll be able to easily and quickly browse through them in your bookmarks folder.

This feature is limited to newer versions of Safari on iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 or later, earlier versions do not include the capability. Apple made a variety of changes to Safari in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 and this is one of those particularly handy features.

Being able to automatically close open tabs is another extra useful feature, and being able to bookmark all of your open tabs with just a few taps is just as good, giving you plenty of options to manage Safari browser tab clutter.

And don’t forget you can also increase font size for any web page in Safari on iPhone and iPad too, so if you find page text too small to easily read, it’s now simple to adjust that.

Do you have tons of open web browser tabs at any given time, or does that stress you out? Do you like to keep a small number of tabs, or are you swimming in dozens or hundreds of open browser tabs? Either way, try out the new “Bookmark All Tabs” feature, it’s very useful!

We’d love to hear your experiences with bookmarking open tabs and how you manage Safari browser tabs on your devices, so let us know in the comments below.

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Posted by: Oliver Haslam in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. karen spitzer says:

    I don’t have header to tap and hold bookmarks. How do I get that. Checked prefs no option for header bar.

    • Quigly says:

      Safari on iPhone and iPad all have the header but it’s only visible when you either tap the top of the screen or are at the top of a web page.

      It’s how you enter a URL, go back, forward, bookmarks, enter Reader mode, all other options. This is a feature of Safari in iOS and iPadOS I can assure you it is there.

      Now if only I could bookmark 487 tabs and have them be automatically grouped by topic… THAT would be nice!

  2. Anne says:

    The previous version of iOS seemed to have no limit. Now there’s a limit, but it seems fairly high, a couple of dozen or so.

    I’m just being careful to keep closing ones I’m finished with.

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