How to Pin a Tab in Safari on iPhone

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Want to eliminate the chances of accidentally closing an important tab for a website you use all the time? Pin it, and it will always be there, ready and waiting for you. Here's how to do it.

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Never accidentally close an important tab again.
  • Pinned tabs are low profile to save space for other things.

How to Pin a Tab in Safari

Pinning tabs is very easy to do and can both help you stay organized and keep you from losing your most important, frequently accessed tabs. For more helpful information on organizing Safari, see our guide on creating tab groups, and make sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter to get tips on all the new iOS features.

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  1. First, of course, you have to open Safari and navigate to whatever web page you'd like to pin. I'm going to pin the Wikipedia page for the iPhone since it's something I need to check out pretty regularly.

  2. Once you're on the page you want to pin, tap the Tabs icon in the lower right of the screen.

  3. Long press on the tab for the webpage to open a menu with several options.

  4. There are a lot of options here to help you organize your Safari tabs, but the one we're interested in right now is Pin Tab. Tap it.

  5. The newly pinned tab will collapse down to just its name, keeping it out of the way but still accessible, and preventing you from closing it unless you unpin it first.

That's all there is to it! If you decide that a pinned tab isn't important to keep open anymore, all you have to do is long press on the pinned tab, and one of the options will be to unpin the tab (or simply close it altogether).
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Brian Peters is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life, a creative writing hobbyist, and general technology enthusiast. He has a bachelor's degree in English, and has completed National Novel Writing Month multiple times. He lives in the Austin, Texas, area with his wife, two dogs, and two cats.