iPhone Is it possible to remove safari tabs?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Dan_999, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Dan_999 macrumors regular

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    When you go on safari and go to open a new tab and at the bottom it shows you the safari tabs on your mac, is there any way to remove that for all? I really never use it
     
  2. dmnc macrumors 6502

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    It's part of handoff connection. Just turn off handoff in iOS under General > Handoff & Suggested Apps.

    It's not related to Safari iCloud syncing the guy above me posted. Safari syncing basically sync your bookmarks and reading list.
     
  4. dmnc, Oct 22, 2015
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    Sorry, but that's not correct. I have handoff turned off in both my Mac and iPhone and can still use iCloud tabs. If you try to access those tabs from your Mac they should be under "iCloud tabs".
    If you disable that you also lose syncing of bookmarks and reading list.
     
  5. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    NVM, I thought OP was asking about handoff icons on Mac. I never use Safari iCloud so I never encountered this.
     
  6. dmnc macrumors 6502

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    It's actually quite confusing, because iCloud Tabs and Handoff are two different ways to do the same thing (access your current browser tab in any device)
     
  7. Dan_999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you very much
     
  8. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    iCloud tabs disappear after 7 days providing you don't open them again in the meantime. Switching off Safari in iCloud gets rid of synching Safari period. There will be no saving of history, bookmarks or anything; plus you won't be able to synch across devices. It's the nuclear option so why don't you just wait 7 days and they'll vanish.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think it might be 14 days now based on the article I was reading about it not too long ago.

    Also, I believe you can slide each tab to the left and there should be a close button that would appear on the right side which should allow for the tabs to be closed (and removed).
     
  10. dmnc macrumors 6502

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    You can slide to the left to close individual tabs without closing them from everywhere.
     
  11. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Ah, the 7 days was annoying enough so why did they increase it to 14? :rolleyes:
    Whenever I tried swiping to remove them it never worked, but I haven't encountered the issue since iOS7.
     
  12. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    If what you refer is the tab list after all opened tabs on your phone, this is iCloud tabs. It can probably be turned off by disabling safari in iCloud setting. However this will also turn off bookmark syncing, saved password syncing and some other stuff.
     
  13. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Handoff accesses the current tab you are viewing. iCloud tab stores all tabs opened in safari for a period of time.
     
  14. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    But it will also close that tab on corresponding device. It does work, sometimes though.
     
  15. dmnc macrumors 6502

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    In my experience it never closed the tab in every device, and I think it never does. About the similarity with handoff I think that it's quite redundant, and eventually iCloud tabs will disappear. I may be wrong.
     
  16. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I have tried this once in an Apple Store, and when I close a tab showed on my Mac through iPhone, that tab on Mac is closed after a while.
    Handoff is somewhat redundant but consider the time syncing tabs across devices, Handoff is faster to pick up where you left off, especially the last tab you are browsing.
     

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