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iOS 7 Tip: Bring Back iCloud Tabs in Safari for iPhone

In iOS 7, a lot of features have been moved around, and some folks are wondering where their iCloud tabs are in Safari for iPhone. They seem kind of hidden away, and that can be a problem. Here’s how to find them.

iCloud Tabs in Safari

1) Open Safari and tap on the Tabs button. This is in the lower-right corner. It’s the two small rectangles.

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2) This will open up your tabs view. Swipe up to push your current tabs offscreen. You will see a list of iCloud tabs. Now you can open one from here. It’s a bit hidden, but at least they’re here.

iCloud Tabs

Did that work? 

If not, here is a fix that should get things resync’d.

1) Open your Settings, and go to iCloud:

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2) You can then turn off Safari syncing. It will ask you if you want to delete current data or leave it. The option you choose here doesn’t matter so long as you don’t hit “Cancel.” Go ahead and delete or keep, it really doesn’t seem to matter.

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3) Now Safari syncing over iCloud is off. (by the way, I forgot to remove my email address from these screens. Oh well, now you know where to reach me.)

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4) Turn sync back on, and tell iOS to merge Safari data with the cloud.


There you go. Now your iCloud data should be available on your iPhone if for any reason it wasn’t before. For more on finding your way through iOS 7, check out my article on finding Spotlight and other navigation tips.

[via iSmashPhone]

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3 Responses to iOS 7 Tip: Bring Back iCloud Tabs in Safari for iPhone

  1. Graeme McRae September 29, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Watch your homonyms. Change “some folks are wondering where there iCloud tabs are” to “some folks are wondering where their iCloud tabs are”

  2. Cathy September 30, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    I followed the instruction on the above page but don’t think they worked for me but then I’m not totally sure what I should be seeing???

  3. Cathy September 30, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    I followed the instructions on the above page but it did not work for me. I’m not sure what I was supposed to be seeing and why is this important, anyway???

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