While this tip may seem a little trivial, it will most likely solve an annoyance that many of us have experienced when surfing the web on the iPad or iPhone.

When you’re browsing in Safari and you accidentally close a tab, it can be a pain to try and find that URL again in your history or search recommendations. That’s why there’s a handy little option for opening recently closed tabs on iPhone and iPad.

How to reopen a recently closed Safari tab on iPad

Open Safari iPad recently closed tabs

Step 1: In Safari, tap and hold on the ” + ” icon for a couple seconds

Step 2: A list of recently closed tabs will pop up. Tap on the link you want to reopen.

How to reopen a recently closed Safari tab on iPhone

The principle is pretty much the same on iPhone, except that the New Tab icon isn’t as easily accessible.

Open Safari iPhone recently closed tabs

Step 1: In Safari, tap the Show All Tabs icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap and hold your finger on the ” + ” (New Tab) icon for a couple seconds.

Step 3: You will be presented a list of your recently closed tabs. Simply tap on the one you want to reopen.

Much better than having to find it in your history!

  • Anonymous

    Jailbreak……… forever

    • This is in the iOS 5, no jailbreak needed…

      • Anonymous

        Clearly you didn’t get me. I meant for jailbreak to last forever.

      • I aggree, I want jailbreak to last forever too but it doesn’t have a connection with this post…

  • Kok Hean
  • someone’s late to the party

  • Anonymous


    • Don’t spam. They spend hours looking for this stuff to help people out.