In iOS 17, Safari shows all of your recently closed tabs right on the start page. Hence, you can easily keep track of all the sites that you have visited previously and go to any one of them with ease. While this is a very helpful feature, some of you may want to hide recently closed Safari tabs on your iPhone. Especially the privacy-minded users. If you are one of them, here is how you can hide/show recently closed tabs in Apple Safari on iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.
Hide Recently Closed Safari Tabs in iOS 17/iPadOS 17 on iPhone and iPad
To ensure Safari works and behaves in line with your preference, iOS offers a dedicated section where you can edit several notable features at will. Guess what, we will use this very edit menu to conceal the recently closed Safari tabs.
Step 1. First off, open Apple Safari app on your iPhone and iPad.
Step 2. Now, tap on the tabs icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 3. Next, tap on the “+” button at the bottom left corner of the screen.
Step 4. Next up, tap on the Edit button at the top of the screen.
- It’s worth noting that if there is no tab open in Safari, just tap on the Edit button at the top of the screen.
Step 5. Up next, you need to turn off the toggle for Recently Closed Tabs.
Step 6. Finally, tap on the X button at the top right corner of the screen to finish.
That’s done! From now onwards, recently closed tabs will no longer appear on the start page in Safari. So, you should no longer bother about the privacy of your web browsing or lose your sleep about their safeguard.
Show Recently Closed Safari Tabs on the Start Page in iOS 17 or iPadOS 17
If you ever happen to change your mind and want to show the previously visited tabs on the start page in Safari, you can do that without any pain.
Step 1. Open Safari on your device and then hit the Edit button at the top center.
If there is any tab open, hit the “tabs” icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen and then hit the “+” button at the bottom-left corner of the screen. After that, tap on the Edit button.
Step 2. Now, turn on the toggle for Recently Closed Tabs and then hit the “X” button.
There you go! So, that’s how you can prevent anyone from checking your recently closed tabs in Apple Safari. Do you have any questions to ask? Send ’em via the comments below.