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. 

You can go from one device to the next and pick up browsing wherever you left off. You can use iCloud Tabs on devices that are using OS X Mountain Lion or later or iOS 6 or later.

Set up iCloud Tabs

Set up iCloud Tabs on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud and make sure that Safari is on.
  2. Make sure that you're signed in to the same account on all of your devices.
  3. Complete these steps on all the iOS devices where you want to share tabs. If you're sharing tabs with your Mac, set it up using the steps below.

Set up iCloud Tabs on your Mac:

  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  2. Make sure that you're signed in to the same account on all the devices where you want to share tabs.
  3. Enable the checkbox for Safari.
  4. Complete these steps on all the Macs where you want to share tabs. If you're sharing tabs with your iOS devices, set them up using the steps above.

Use iCloud Tabs 

Use iCloud Tabs with iOS 8 on your iPad, or iOS 7 or later on your iPhone and iPod touch, when you follow these steps:

  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 will appear.
  4. Tap the one you want to open.

Use iCloud Tabs with iOS 7 on iPad, when you follow these steps:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Tap the iCloud icon.
  3. Tap the one you want to open.

Use iCloud Tabs with iOS 6 on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch:

  1. Tap the Bookmarks icon, then tap iCloud Tabs. A list of open tabs on your other supported devices will appear.
  2. Tap the one you want to open.

Use iCloud Tabs on your Mac with Yosemite:

  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.

Use iCloud Tabs on your Mac with Mavericks:

  1. In Safari, click the iCloud Tabs button to the left of the address bar. A list of open tabs on your other supported devices will appear.
  2. Click the tab you want to open.

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.

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. Quitting Safari, putting your device to sleep, or turning your device off doesn't remove a tab from the list. Tabs that aren't viewed after 14 days are automatically removed.

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