How to quickly close all Safari tabs at once [jailbreak]

By , Dec 18, 2015

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If you want to quickly close all of the open Safari tabs on your iPhone running iOS 9, then there’s a new jailbreak tweak that you might be interested in. The properly named Safari Close All Tabs is a jailbreak tweak that makes it easy to quickly close all open Safari tabs.

But there’s more to Safari Close All Tabs than first meets the eye. The tweak also lends the ability to whitelist specific tabs that you wish to keep open.

After installing Safari Close All Tabs, it’s just a matter of opening Safari and tapping the tab button in the bottom right-hand corner. Inside the tab interface, you’ll see a new ‘x’ button dedicated to closing all tabs in one fell swoop. You’ll receive a confirmation dialogue before all tabs are closed to prevent accidental closures.

To whitelist a tab to prevent it from closing, press and hold the tab with two fingers until the lock icon indicator in the top left-hand corner of the tab lights up. Locked tabs will stay open, even after confirming a close-all action.

There are no options or settings to configure to begin using Safari Close All Tabs. It’s a great tweak that makes quickly closing out of multiple Safari tabs a pain free process.

What do you think?

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  • Shaw

    sleipnizer is the best tweak for safari ever.

  • Mattias Nilsson

    Is there any app to easy close the current Safari tab, like the feature in Canopy (that isnt available for ios9)?

    • Jonathan

      As soon as the 9.2 (or 9.1) jailbreak is out, I’ll be updating it. Just I had to have my phone replaced and the new one was on 9.1 so can’t jailbreak. (I’m the developer of canopy btw)

      • Mattias Nilsson

        Oh, that’s promising. Then I’m really looking forward to the 9.2 jailbreak.

  • AwkwardApple

    This should be a standard feature in iOS.

  • As noted by others, this should be a stock feature of Safari.

    I have asked the developer to add 3D Touch support, which I think would make this tweak even better.

  • AWedd

    Is this suppose to work on iPad? I see the whitelist lock but no “x” to close all tabs?