How to Swipe Between Tabs in Safari in iOS 15

Swipe between your tabs in Safari instead of tapping multiple buttons to navigate!

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Switching Safari tabs on your iPhone used to take multiple taps on the screen each time you wanted to move to another tab, but a new solution has been introduced with iOS 15! Now you can swipe between tabs instead of navigating via your list of tabs. We'll show you how.

Related: How to Get Rid of Split Screen on Your iPad & iPhone

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Quickly swipe through all of your open tabs without navigating to other menus.
  • If you need to compare two web pages, this feature lets you alternate between them effortlessly.

Swipe Through Safari Tabs in iOS 15

Before you try this tip, make sure that you have more than one open Safari tab on your iPhone. Since this new Safari tab layout is an iOS 15 feature, if you have an earlier software version you will need to update to iOS 15 before using this tip. To learn more about how to navigate the new Safari layout in iOS 15, check out our Tip of the Day newsletter!

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone.

    Open Safari app
  2. Swipe from left to right to see the previous tab.

    Swipe left to right
  3. Swipe from right to left to see the next tab.

    Swipe right to left

And that's it! You can swipe through as many tabs as you have open in Safari on your iPhone, and you can even open a new tab in Safari by swiping all the way to the right, past the right-most tab!

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.