Set up and use iCloud Tabs

iCloud keeps the tabs you have open in Safari up to date on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. That means you can go from one device to the next and pick up browsing wherever you left off.

Set up iCloud Tabs

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud.
  2. Make sure that Safari is on.
  3. Complete these steps on all of the devices where you want to share tabs.

On your Mac:

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, and click Apple ID. Then click iCloud. If you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, and click iCloud.
  2. Click to turn on Safari.
  3. Complete these steps on all of the devices where you want to share tabs.

Use iCloud Tabs

iCloud Tabs shows only the tabs that are open on your other supported devices, not the tabs that are open on the device you're currently using. 

Open a tab

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Tap the Tabs   icon.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the list, below the images of tabs open on your device. A list of open tabs on your other supported devices appear.
  4. Tap the one you want to open.

On your Mac:

  1. In the Safari toolbar, click the Tabs   button. A list of open tabs from your other supported devices appears at the bottom of the Safari window.
  2. Click the tab you want to open.

Close a tab

To remove a tab from the iCloud Tabs list, close that tab in Safari on the device that shared the tab, or from the Tabs window.

To remove a tab that's open on a different device than the one you're using, click X next to the tab listing. You'll see tables that represent your other devices or computers that are syncing Tabs. Hover the pointer over the Tab name and an X appears. You can click X to remove the tab on the remote device. 

Quitting Safari, putting your device to sleep, or turning off your device doesn't remove a tab from the list.

If you can't set up or use iCloud tabs

iCloud Tabs works between devices running iOS 13 or iPadOS and macOS Mojave 10.14.4 or later, or between devices running iOS 12 or earlier and macOS Mojave 10.14.3 or earlier. 

 

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