It happens to all of us to have tens of Safari tabs open at a time, simply because there are a lot of third party apps that open webpages with the help of the built-in iOS Internet browser. Whenever you click a hyperlink in Mail or Messages a new tab is generated. This leads to an overcrowded Safari tab viewer, making it hard for you to reach those tabs that you truly need from a bunch of others. Closing one tab at a time can prove to be time consuming. But, guess what! Apple has finally introduced the Close All Tabs feature!
How To Instantly Close All Safari Tabs
Open the stock iOS browser and go to the Tab View, by pressing the icon, containing two tabs, and available in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Tap & Hold Done, available in the same bottom-right corner of the screen, until the “Close [no.] Tabs” options slides up. If you tap it all open tabs will be instantly closed. In case you reconsider, you can hit Cancel or tap anywhere outside the dialog box to close it. This is a great shortcut for checking how many Safari tabs you have opened. Because, every time when you attempt to close all tabs at once, as explained above, you’re prompted with their total number.
Do note, that if you want to close all Safari tabs at once on your iPad, things are even easier. You have to long press the Tab View button to unveil the “Close [no.] Tabs” option.
This shortcut is similar the the Open New Tab long press shortcut that unveils a list with the recently closed Safari windows.
Fact: Starting with iOS 10 you can open an unlimited number of Safari tabs. In earlier numbers the amount of cards was limited to 36.
Tip: If you want to clean up Safari more thoroughly you can also delete saved website data and free up space on your iPhone.