iPad and iOS 5 Tips – How To Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Safari

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Tabbed browsing in Safari is one of the many new features that iOS 5 has brought to the iPad. Many users who are fond of tabbed browsing in their desktop browsers are happy to see this feature come to the iPad’s built-in browser. Others – I’ve recently discovered – are not at all happy about the change.

One very handy feature when using tabs in Safari on the iPad, that I’ve only just learned about, is the ability to quickly reopen recently closed tabs. To do so, all you you need to do is tap and hold on the + button for a new tab. When you do, you’ll see a list of the tabs you most recently closed – and can restore them with a single tap.

I’m a big fan of tabbed browsing – so this is a feature that will get lots of use on my iPad 2. I hope it’s helpful for some of you as well.

I spotted this tip via Right Now in Tech.


Patrick Jordan

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3 thoughts on “iPad and iOS 5 Tips – How To Reopen Recently Closed Tabs in Safari”

  1. This is great! One of my favorite features of tabbed browsing. The only thing I don’t like (unless I’m doing something wrong) is that you can only open nine tabs at once.

    On another note, do you know if there is a comprehensive list of the 200 new features in iOS 5?

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