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.
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.
The iPhone can read almost anything on the screen aloud. With Speak Screen, iOS will read a web page or book in the background, even while another app is being used. Reading controls are conveniently located in a pop-up Accessibility menu, which minimizes automatically.
The Reading List feature in Safari is a great way to set aside web pages to read later, rather than bookmarking each one or leaving a tab open for every article you want to peruse. Not only does it let you keep all of your to-read items in one place, but it lets you save them so you can read them offline as well. Obviously this is a useful feature for air travel or any time you might be in a remote location with poor connectivity. Here's how to use Safari's Reading List on iPhone and iPad:
Finding the right tab in Safari can be difficult when many tabs are open. It can be downright impossible if your iOS device is running up against Safari's maximum tab limit. Luckily there is a simple way to search open tabs on the iPhone, right in the Safari app.