This is a combination of two tips, both good to know, especially if you keep a lot of pages open in iOS Safari.
First, there’s this from MacRumors:
Too many open Safari tabs? If you scroll to the top, did you know you can search your tabs? Or… just declare Tab bankruptcy and close them all by long pressing the bottom right icon. #MacRumorsTip pic.twitter.com/dFzpH4JEKv— MacRumors.com (@MacRumors) February 15, 2019
In a nutshell:
- Tap the “show all pages icon” at the bottom right. This will show all your open tabs.
- Pull down to reveal a “Search Tabs” field.
- Type in the field to reduce the open pages to just those that match the search. The non-matching tabs are still open, they are just not shown in this view.
This is cool enough. But then add this tip:
Did you know in iOS Safari if you scroll to the top of the tabs, search for something then hold down on Cancel you get an option to close JUST the tabs you searched for! pic.twitter.com/3vBeXnTXA2— Maxwell (@mxswd) February 17, 2019
Press and hold the cancel button and you’ll be prompted to close all the search-reduced tabs. This is handy.