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How to save documents locally to your iPhone instead of on your iCloud

How to save downloads, documents and files locally on your iPhone or iPad instead of iCloud.

iPhones and iPads these days have quite a bit of storage, so you may have plenty of room to save documents on your device rather than spending money to upgrade your iCloud storage to the next tier. To do this you will want to set your internet downloads to automatically save locally, which is easy to do with Safari's new download manager and you will want to make sure you save email attachments locally. Also, anything you have stored in iCloud you can always move to a local folder in the Files app.

How to use Safari's download manager on iPhone

How to use Safari's download manager on iPhone.

iOS 13 finally adds a download manager to Safari on iPhone and iPad, which makes it more like your desktop where you can see (and choose) where a downloaded file is saved. Now any time you tap on a direct link to a downloadable file like a PDF, MP3, CSV, etc., a window will pop up asking if you want to download it or, in some cases, view/listen to it.

How to save all open Safari tabs on iPhone

Safari save open tabs

Opening many tabs in Safari while browsing on the iPhone can be convenient. It can also easily become a disorganized mess. Luckily, Apple has created a way to save all open tabs to Safari bookmarks. This way, the tabs can be stored and reopened later with one tap. When saving the open tabs, they are all stored within the same bookmarks folder.

How to auto-close Safari tabs on iPhone

Safari tabs Settings

Accumulating open tabs in Safari happens quickly on an iOS device. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners can easily watch the browser tabs pile up, unless they are manually closed one at a time. iOS 13 and later offers a way to keep Safari tabs under control automatically. Tabs can be set to expire after a certain time frame, which means they only stay open for a limited time.

How to set up your iPhone to close all Safari tabs automatically

Safari Tabs

Anyone who uses iOS probably right now has a ton of open tabs in Safari. Being the default browser on your iPhone and iPad means every link you tap automatically opens up in Safari, typically leaving your device bogged down with open web pages. Maybe you left some tabs open to check at a later date and just forgot, or you just clicked a link by accident. No matter how they piled up, it can be annoying to have to continuously close multiple tabs on your iPhone or iPad.

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