Is there a way to just sync Safari tabs but not bookmarks via iCloud?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by wreckthisplace, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. wreckthisplace macrumors newbie

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    Jan 2, 2006
    #1
    Hey all,

    I want to sync my Safari to my iPhone, but I just want to sync my open tabs or at the very least be able to select which bookmarks to sync. I don't need all of my bookmarks from my computer synced to my phone.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

    Lukeyy19

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    England, UK
    #2
    Just searching the forums for a solution to this too, looks like we're in a minority, very few posts about this bugging people.

    I want iCloud tabs; that sounds useful, but I don't want all my Mac bookmarks clogging up my iPhone/iPad bookmarks bar as I have separate apps for most of them.

    Why do I have to choose between having my bookmarks set up for convenience or iCloud Tabs, let me have both!

    If anyone knows of a way around this, please let us know.
     
  3. Sir Al macrumors member

    Sir Al

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    Vancouver, Canada
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    This can't be such an uncommon feature. I have a work laptop and a home computer. All my bookmarks on the work laptop are work-related, but sometimes I use it to browse news, articles, etc.

    I don't want to mix up my work and non-work bookmarks, especially because I need to have the work bookmarks organized in a special way for quick access. But I DO want to see the tabs I have open on the work laptop from my home computer, iPad or iPhone so that I can continue browsing.

    Thus, the BIG problem is this: Once done working, whether chatting with colleagues or browsing by myself, I open up a bunch of tabs/pages that I'd like to read. When it's time to leave, I go home and I either have to search to find all the same pages I was looking for, which is just a waste of time. I can email them to myself every day, which is another hassle and I might forget. Or I just end up using my work laptop to continue browsing, trying to find a moment when I don't have ANY tabs open to switch to my MUCH BETTER home computer. Yet, that moment usually never comes.

    I've been looking for a nice solution for a while. If Apple just had more fine-grained control over iCloud, it would be better. An "Options..." button like they currently have for Photos, for Safari to chose what to sync. The same for Documents & Data, chose which apps to sync. For example, Mail, Pages, Numbers, Text Edit or Other Data. I don't want Mail to be sync'ed, but all the others yes. However, because I don't have that option, I have to disable Documents & Data completely for this computer.

    Sad, really. But it's not the first time when "simplicity" of the design has gone in the way of functionality and usability.
     

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