iPhone How to view webpages opened on other Apple Devices!!

GMT3

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Sep 20, 2019
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Hi,

How can I view the opened tabs on my iPad Pro and iMac Pro in Safari…?!

In iOS 12 it was displayed when I tap “Show All Tabs” button, underneath the open tabs!

I have Safari option on under iCloud settings.

TIA
 

GMT3

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Is it totally removed, or it’s been shifted to somewhere else as an option…?
 

onepoint

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It works for me but only with other iDevices running iOS 13 - I can't see my Mojave tabs on my iPhone running iOS 13 GM, but I can see my iPad Mini tabs (running iPad OS 13 PB)
 

GMT3

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So will have to wait till end of the month, to see how it works…!
 

mj_

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Wait, does that mean I will be forced to update my Macs to 10.15 Catalina in order to get this feature back?
 

onepoint

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Wait, does that mean I will be forced to update my Macs to 10.15 Catalina in order to get this feature back?
I really don't know but it wouldn't surprise me. Same issue is being presented with the "upgraded" Reminders app.
 

mj_

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Yes, but the Reminders app at least lets you postpone the required upgrade to your iCloud data and allows you to continue using it with 10.13 and 10.14. Also, it warns you when you first launch it. Frankly I don't remember seeing any warnings about compatibility being broken between Safari on iOS 13 and Safari on macOS 10.13 and 10.14, or did I just miss it?
 

Shirasaki

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Guys, no need to panic. I can confirm the said feature is still there on iOS 13.1 beta 4, both on iPad and on iPhone. Apple does not remove this feature.
 

casperes1996

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Guys, no need to panic. I can confirm the said feature is still there on iOS 13.1 beta 4, both on iPad and on iPhone. Apple does not remove this feature.
You say that, but I'm on 13.1 and it doesn't actually seem to sync with my MacBook Pro on Mojave (I haven't tested my Catalina beta partition).

That said, I do believe it's a bug. It works between iOS 13(.1) devices, but not Mojave, yet there are signs that it should. If you try opening Safari through hand-off from the Dock on the iPad, with the hand-off coming from Mojave, Safari will perpetually say "Opening web page from Handoff" without ever succeeding. At least in my limited testing. This suggests to me it's meant to transfer the handoff data, but doesn't by error.
 

Shirasaki

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You say that, but I'm on 13.1 and it doesn't actually seem to sync with my MacBook Pro on Mojave (I haven't tested my Catalina beta partition).

That said, I do believe it's a bug. It works between iOS 13(.1) devices, but not Mojave, yet there are signs that it should. If you try opening Safari through hand-off from the Dock on the iPad, with the hand-off coming from Mojave, Safari will perpetually say "Opening web page from Handoff" without ever succeeding. At least in my limited testing. This suggests to me it's meant to transfer the handoff data, but doesn't by error.
Ok. It seems Apple only provides iCloud tab support for the same generation of iOS and Mac OS X. For example, iCloud tab will work nicely across iOS 12 and macOS mojave, but not iOS 12 and High Sierra (which was released one year earlier).

Let’s wait and see what iOS 13.1 brings. As of now, High Sierra Safari tabs are gone on my iOS 13 devices too, though I don‘t use Safari much on Mac nowadays.
 

mj_

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For example, iCloud tab will work nicely across iOS 12 and macOS mojave, but not iOS 12 and High Sierra (which was released one year earlier).
That's not true. It works great between iOS 12 and macOS 10.12 as well as 10.13. I've tested both, and I have been actively using the latter day in and day out until yesterday. Both my Macs are on 10.13 and my iPhone was on iOS 12.4 until yesterday and it worked great.
 

Blowback

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Works for me using the overlaid boxes symbol at the bottom far right. iPhone 6S with ios13.
 

nicho

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You say that, but I'm on 13.1 and it doesn't actually seem to sync with my MacBook Pro on Mojave (I haven't tested my Catalina beta partition).

That said, I do believe it's a bug. It works between iOS 13(.1) devices, but not Mojave, yet there are signs that it should. If you try opening Safari through hand-off from the Dock on the iPad, with the hand-off coming from Mojave, Safari will perpetually say "Opening web page from Handoff" without ever succeeding. At least in my limited testing. This suggests to me it's meant to transfer the handoff data, but doesn't by error.
It's working fine for me on Mojave, right up to closing tabs on iPad OS (beta 4) devices.
 

nicho

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Interesting. I will do further testing
I'm not seeing icloud tabs from my iPhone running 12.4. Handoff works fine, but it does appear something in the latest version of Safari is key to icloud tab compatibility.
 

achappy

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I wasn't seeing the tabs syncing from my iPhone/iPad on iOS 13.X and Mojave all through the iOS13 beta cycle. However, I am seeing them now and I just noticed it yesterday.

The only changes that I'm aware of is:
  • iOS13 was released and out of Beta
  • I've upgraded to Safari 13 on Mojave
Not sure which one resolved it.
 

ATC

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iCloud Safari tab sync has been bizarre since iOS 13. I have 2 macs (1 running HS and cannot be updated any more, the other mac running Mojave) and an iPhone XS.

When my phone was on iOS 12, all three devices were syncing open safari tabs beautifully.

Now, since updating to iOS 13, tabs open on iPhone cannot be seen on mac running HS, but can be seen from the Mojave mac. And on HS mac I can see open tabs from the Mojave mac but not from my iPhone.

So I guess with iOS 13, open tabs sync is no longer supported on macs running HS, only Mojave?
 

Itada

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I had the same issue of iCloud tabs not appearing at all, and resolved it by restarting both my iPhone and my Mac. As soon as I restarted my Mac, they all showed up again on both Safari 13.0 and iOS 13.x.
 

nicho

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iCloud Safari tab sync has been bizarre since iOS 13. I have 2 macs (1 running HS and cannot be updated any more, the other mac running Mojave) and an iPhone XS.

When my phone was on iOS 12, all three devices were syncing open safari tabs beautifully.

Now, since updating to iOS 13, tabs open on iPhone cannot be seen on mac running HS, but can be seen from the Mojave mac. And on HS mac I can see open tabs from the Mojave mac but not from my iPhone.

So I guess with iOS 13, open tabs sync is no longer supported on macs running HS, only Mojave?
Did you update the HS machine to Safari 13?
 

vault

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Can you check if bookmark syncing works? I get this issue regularly after OS updates and the interesting thing is that bookmarks continue to sync just fine. It usually fixes itself after a week or so. (which is bad enough).
 

Howard2k

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This just started working for me. I updated my macOS Safari to v13 from v12 and after a reboot the macOS device and my iOS 13 device are sharing tabs again. Now the iOS 12 device is left out in the cold but I'll update that this weekend too.
 

casperes1996

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Must admit it's not really my field. But you can google Xlib Swift and find what seems like a lot of useful resources. Here's a GitHub project with Xcode and Swift setup for building an X11 app; Maybe it gives some clues. Other resources also seemed like they could be relevant when I googled: