Gestures are all the rage these days, just look at popular tweaks like Auxo and Zephyr for the proof. What about adding swipe gestures to the tabs in the stock Safari browser? Wouldn’t that be a welcomed addition? After trying out SafariSwipez, I can indeed say that it is.

SafariSwipez is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to swipe up or down on a page in tabbed view to close out the tab in question. As you might expect, SafariSwipez is a really simple tweak with no options or settings to configure. Take a look inside for more details.

After some use I can say that SafariSwipez feels like a totally natural part of the Safari browser. Google Chrome for iOS incorporates similar gestures, and I wish that Apple would go ahead an incorporate the gestures in its next major Safari update.

SafariSwipez won’t change your life or anything like that, but it’s a much more natural way to close open tabs within the browser. For the record, swipes can be either up or down, as both perform the same function of closing the running tab.

If you’d like to take SafariSwipez for a test drive, then head over to this link if you’re viewing this on your jailbroken iDevice. Otherwise, you can find SafariSwipez for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

  • Damian W

    nice addition.

  • awesome

  • Would love to try it but its not on Cydia yet, tried the link and went to the BB repo, not there

    • Filip Zíka

      Try refreshing your cydia sources 😉 I have it..

    • Guest

      Try refreshing cydia sources 😉 (cydia->changes->refresh)

  • Filip Zíka

    I really like it, but it could be closing tabs little bit faster.. It’s fine if you close one, but if are you closing multiple tabs.. That’s slow..

    • Sbsettings.. Reset safari.. Kill all open tabs in one go. Plus there is options to configure on what gets wiped.

  • Marconi

    Simple but Good !

  • Liam Mulcahy

    I taped on the link and it said it couldn’t find it

    • David Villamizar

      My iPhone 4 got stuck after tapping the link :S

  • kuatto

    Hard to beat Sleipnir+Nitrous+Browser Changer

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Sleipnizer for Safari hands down the best. The pull gestures in the tweak go perfect with Zephyr.

  • Why don’t they make these tweaks for chrome? Oh, wait. Chrome already has those gestures built-in 😉

  • Mike

    Hey does anybody know what that jailbreak tweaks called that keeps the status bar on your screen no matter what your doing?

    • RarestName


  • Ali

    It is similar to Auxo’s way of removing running apps, but loving the feature nevertheless!

  • not smooth enough. they must make it like auxo. When you swipe down or up, it must do it smoothly

  • Ian

    To be honest, I find this tweak really annoying. I keep accidently closing tabs, and, when I catch myself, and I try to put it back, it’s really hard. If I’m not perfectly still, it’ll close the tab again.

  • wadjj

    bug: page preview blinks back a split of second before the page is closed. other than that, good

  • Schwann

    Now only if this works in combination with Tab+ & GridTab. Unable to swipe between 2 windows in Gridtab mode.

  • Rt