How to Choose What Safari Tab Groups You Can See in Focus Mode (iOS 16)

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Have you ever gotten distracted browsing irrelevant webpages in Safari when you needed to be studying or working? Thankfully, Focus mode in iOS 16 allows you to limit which Tab Groups you can browse in Safari. Let's dive into how to pair Focus mode with Safari Tab Groups. 

Related Article: How to Set Up & Use Shared Tab Groups in Safari on iOS 16

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Why You’ll Love This Tip 

  • Avoid being distracted on Safari during work or study.
  • Focus on webpages that are relevant to a particular activity.

How to Restrict Browsing to a Specific Safari Tab Group in Focus Mode

Make sure to update your iPhone to iOS 16 before completing the following steps. Also, make sure you have set up a Tab Group in Safari—you can read our article on creating Tab Groups in Safari to get started. Now, here's how to restrict browsing in Safari using Focus mode:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Tap Focus.

  3. Select the Focus mode that you want to pair the tab group with.

  4. Tap Add Filter under Focus Filters.

  5. Under App Filters, select Safari.

  6. Tap Choose.

  7. Select the Tab Group that you want to add to the selected Focus.

  8. Tap Add.

Now you know how to select Safari Tab Groups to view in Focus mode! Make sure to sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter for more iOS 16 tips. 

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Kenya Smith

Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.