You can either Close All Open Website Tabs on iPhone Safari Browser manually or setup your device to automatically close all Safari Tabs after a set period of time.
Close All Safari Tabs at Once on iPhone
When you open websites on iPhone Safari browser, the webpages open in their own separate browsing tabs, instead of opening in the browser window.
While this “Tabbed browsing” feature in Safari prevents the browser from being cluttered with browsing windows, it also creates multiple browsing tabs, which remain hidden in background.
Depending on your Safari settings, having too many browser tabs active in background can lead to slowing down of your device due to excessive resource usage.
Hence, it is good idea to get into the habit of manually clearing Safari browsing tabs after your every browsing session on iPhone. The other option is to setup Safari browser to automatically clear browsing Tabs after a set period of time.
1. Manually Close All Safari Tabs at Once on iPhone
The default Setting on iPhone Safari browser is to allow users to manually close browsing tabs. This allows users to keep browser tabs saved as long as they want to and clear them when they want to.
All that is required to Manually Clear Safari browser tabs on iPhone is to tap on the Tabs button, located in bottom menu.
This will bring up All the open Safari tabs on your iPhone with a preview of the websites that you had accessed during your browsing session.
You can manually close the tabs one-by-one by tapping on the small X button located at upper-right corner of the thumbnail preview.
If you want to Clear All Safari Tabs at once, press and hold on the Tabs icon and select Close All Tabs option in the contextual menu.
On the confirmation pop up, select Close All Tabs option to confirm.
2. Automatically Close All Safari Tabs on iPhone
You can also setup the Safari browser on your iPhone to automatically clear browsing Tabs after set period of time.
Go to Settings > Safari > scroll down and tap on Close Tabs option, located under “TABS” section.
On the next screen, select the period (Day, Week or Month) after which Safari tabs should automatically close on your iPhone.
The period to Automatically Clear Safari browsing Tabs on iPhone should be based on your browsing habits.