How to Search Safari Tabs in iPhone/iPad on iOS 10

Last Updated: March 28, 2017

One of the hidden features introduced in iOS 10 was the ability to open unlimited tabs in Safari browser. Previously, in iOS 9 the maximum tab limit was 36 on Safari browser. Now, I would recommend you to not go for testing the unlimited tabs feature but it is for sure that you can open any more than 36 tabs. Opening unlimited tabs might make your iOS device stuck and unusable. So, if you are one of those users who open quite a lot of tabs at a particular point of time then you might want to search for a specific tab. For that purpose, we share an easy method which will allow you to search Safari tabs on iPhone/iPad.

How to Search Safari Tabs on iPhone/iPad

If you have opened plenty of tabs and now want to close them then follow these quick methods to close all Safari tabs on iOS. But if you are looking for a certain tab among a lot of other opened tabs manually then it will definitely eat up your important time. In this quick guide, we will let you know how you can search automatically for a specific tab on Safari.

So, let’s get on with it.

Search Safari Tabs on iPhone/iPad

1. Firstly, turn off the Portrait Orientation Lock from the Control Center.

2. Now, open Safari browser on your iOS device and tap on the tabs icon at the bottom right corner.

Search Safari Tabs on iPhone/iPad

3. The opened tabs will appear. Rotate your iPhone/iPad to landscape mode.

4. On rotating to landscape mode in that screen, you will see a Search bar/box at the left corner. For some reason, this search box doesn’t appear in portrait mode.

Search Safari tabs iOS

5. Type in the title of the tab you are searching. It need not be the complete or the exact title, part of it will do the job for you. The tab(s) will be listed below if any matches are found.

Search Safari Tabs on iPhone/iPad

Please note that this search is performed on the title of tabs(web pages) and not the content on web pages opened in those tabs.

Also Read: How to View and Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Safari on iPhone/iPad

We hope that you were able to find the tab you might have been searching with this easy trick. If you think that this article will help your friends then share it on social media.

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