I don’t know about you, but I find myself opening a new tab in Safari at least a dozen times a day. Instead of going through Spotlight search, I directly jump to Safari when I know what it is I’m looking for – checking latest stories on iPhone Hacks, opening a TV show page in Wikipedia, or just googling something.
And when I’m doing that, nothing’s more annoying than when the last opened page shows up, and because it’s now out of memory, it’s reloading itself. Then you have to do that dance of tapping the URL bar, clearing everything, then typing where you want to do. Or you need to go the tab switcher, then open a new tab.
To avoid all that, I’ve trained myself to always open a new tab (plus iOS 10 now supports unlimited Safari tabs, and there’s a shortcut to quickly close all open tabs). And here’s how you can too.
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Chances are, Safari is on your first Home screen, maybe even in the dock. To open a new tab, on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 7, 3D Touch the Safari icon.
This will bring up the Quick Actions. The first one is “New Tab“.
Swipe your finger up to that option, release it, and boom, there’s the new tab, cursor already pointing on the URL bar, keyboard already open, ready to go.
Sidebar: New Private tab. From the same Quick Actions menu, you can also quickly open a new private tab. This will come in handy for when, you know.
Read: All The New Ways To 3D Touch in iOS 10
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