Safari iCloud tabs duplicate issue

micqo

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I have a new MBA and my MBA shows my MBA duplicate all visited sites what I previously had open along with my MBA. Help pls!
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…before I took new MBA I reset Safari and iCloud on my old Mac. I also use an iPhone and iPad - these three devices together work without issues.
 

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micqo

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"Nice" to hear that I'm not alone with this annoying issue! Did u try to reset Safari? Can someone guide what to do?

I also have annoying cookie issue. My MBA, iPhone & iPad asking me to re-accept cookies almost all visited sites about once a day. Really annoying! Also my iPhone's Facebook app alerts about once a week "new device login alerts".
 

Ben1083.be

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"Nice" to hear that I'm not alone with this annoying issue! Did u try to reset Safari? Can someone guide what to do?

I also have annoying cookie issue. My MBA, iPhone & iPad asking me to re-accept cookies almost all visited sites about once a day. Really annoying! Also my iPhone's Facebook app alerts about once a week "new device login alerts".
Even better, I made a fresh install of macOS (erase disk) without any change…
I also tried with a new user and a new iCloud account, and same bug
 

Ben1083.be

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I called Apple care but it's very difficult to escalate the issue, they juste want me to reinstall again and again Catalina…

I sent a tweet to Apple Support, maybe you could just reply to their answer saying "I'm having this issue too" or similar.
I think this could help to escalate the issue at Apple
 

micqo

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Okay! :) Because I just got a new MacBook and just re-install everything back + clear my Safari bookmarks, history, iCloud everything - would be nice to find quicker solution for this... hmm...
 

micqo

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It seems to be very odd bug and hard to find a solution… Just testing, and reset Safari to factory settings etc. - not helping :(
 

HeavenDynamic

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I have the same issue and didn't find any solution. Even tried a fresh install of macOS and a Apple ID password reset
 

Spruyt P

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there is no fast solution, only 1 way to go,

Clean install Mojave and sign in to Apple , update Mojave with Safari 13.1.2, then you will notice the Tabs work correct ,
Then upgrade to latest Catalina .
I have done this on 3 machines , Mac Pro 2013, iMac 2014 and MacBook Pro 2015,
they all work correct now , no more extra iCloud tabs !
 

micqo

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My issue is gone about 90%. 😃 Only one tab is open after closing browser. I clear history, all bookmarks etc. on the MBA. I also delete history from the iOS -devices. I Also delete all Safari files what I found, and all Safari files from the keychain. This helps a little…
 

uandme72

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I wonder why Apple is not indicating anything on any of the multiple feedback submitted on this issue?
 

uandme72

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Has anyone found a solution for this?
Yes.
My problem is solved. Safari reset or reset of settings will NOT resolve this issue.
To resolve the issue, you have to reset the iCloud keychain and end to end encryption.
To do this, logout of iCloud on all Apple devices using same iCloud ID. Disable network connection from all devices except one - iPhone. Now reset all settings from the iPhone. Login to the iCloud and try to enable Keychain. When asked for password sent to another device select- don't have access to other device. This will prompt to reset encrypted data. Click Reset encrypted data button. This will then enable iCloud keychain on the iPhone. Now enable the network connection to other devices. You will have to now login to iCloud on all devices and enable keychain, safari.
All Ghost/ duplicate tabs will be gone 100% (not just 90%).
 
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JiaHao

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I had the same issue and I solved it using another method. I swiped to the left on all the items in the iCloud tabs list and clicked "Close" on my iOS Safari. After that, my iCloud tabs are up-to-dated
 

micqo

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Yes.
My problem is solved. Safari reset or reset of settings will NOT resolve this issue.
To resolve the issue, you have to reset the iCloud keychain and end to end encryption.
To do this, logout of iCloud on all Apple devices using same iCloud ID. Disable network connection from all devices except one - iPhone. Now reset all settings from the iPhone. Login to the iCloud and try to enable Keychain. When asked for password sent to another device select- don't have access to other device. This will prompt to reset encrypted data. Click Reset encrypted data button. This will then enable iCloud keychain on the iPhone. Now enable the network connection to other devices. You will have to now login to iCloud on all devices and enable keychain, safari.
All Ghost/ duplicate tabs will be gone 100% (not just 90%).

Cool! Everything still working?

I also reset keychain and end to end encryption when I installed my new MBA, and my re-istalled iOS devices, but ididn't help. I haven't try to your way with iPhone... not sure would I like to try it, because too much work to put all iCloud passwords etc back again! 😃

Has anyone else try this method above successfully?
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I had the same issue and I solved it using another method. I swiped to the left on all the items in the iCloud tabs list and clicked "Close" on my iOS Safari. After that, my iCloud tabs are up-to-dated
Tried many times - not helped! 😝
 

uandme72

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Cool! Everything still working?

I also reset keychain and end to end encryption when I installed my new MBA, and my re-istalled iOS devices, but ididn't help. I haven't try to your way with iPhone... not sure would I like to try it, because too much work to put all iCloud passwords etc back again! 😃

Has anyone else try this method above successfully?
I protected all my passwords. Not a single got deleted.
to ensure that,when you log out of iCloud, the prompt asks you to keep keychain data and safari data etc on the iPhone. Say yes to that.
then when you login again, say merge with iCloud.
As an added precaution take a complete local backup of iPhone on your Mac before proceeding. I did that.
then even if the keychain reset makes you loose data on iCloud, you still have all passwords and other data in your local backup.
The main thing is that all the devices should be logged out of iCloud for the remote keychain to be correctly reset.
 

micqo

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I protected all my passwords. Not a single got deleted.
to ensure that,when you log out of iCloud, the prompt asks you to keep keychain data and safari data etc on the iPhone. Say yes to that.
then when you login again, say merge with iCloud.
As an added precaution take a complete local backup of iPhone on your Mac before proceeding. I did that.
then even if the keychain reset makes you loose data on iCloud, you still have all passwords and other data in your local backup.
The main thing is that all the devices should be logged out of iCloud for the remote keychain to be correctly reset.
Aaa, okay! Maybe I will try it today! :)
 

garethjs

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I think they have fixed it on their backend.

I deleted all the extra tabs, restarted and tried.

Opened 5 tabs in safari on my Mac and waited 30 sec. on my iPhone they showed up appropriately in iCloud tabs

Clicked on the red button in safari to close all tabs, waited 30sec and on my iPhone they were gone

So fingers crossed this has been fixed
 
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