How to Open a New Tab in Safari on an iPhone

Tab browsing was a great update for desktop computers, and it is equally useful for Web browsers on your smartphone, such as Safari.

Using different tabs for browsing allows you to have multiple Web pages open at the same time in one program, which is helpful for a lot of reasons.

However the default Safari page is intentionally minimalistic, so you might have some trouble locating the menu that allows you to open a new tab on your iPhone.

Opening a New Safari Tab on an iPhone in iOS 7

This method is specifically for the version of the Safari browser that is part of iOS 7. If you are not sure if you are using iOS 6 or iOS 7 on your iPhone, this article can help. Once you have determined that you have iOS 7 on your iPhone, you can follow the steps below to open a new tab in Safari.

Step 1: Open the Safari app.

open the safari browser

Step 2: Tap the icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen that looks like two overlapping squares. Note that you might need to scroll up on the page to make this menu appear.

touch the tabs icon at the bottom-right of the screen

Step 3: Touch the + icon at the bottom of the screen.

touch the plus icon at the bottom of the screen

Step 4: Enter the address or search term into the search field at the top of the screen to navigate to the page that you want to open in this new tab.

how to open a new tab in safari on an iphone

Now that you know how to open a new tab in Safari on your iPhone, you can keep an existing Web page open in its own tab so that you can view additional content in the browser.

Are you running out of storage space on your iPhone, or do you have something on the device that you don’t need anymore? Check out our complete guide to deleting items on your iPhone to learn how you can gain some additional storage space on your device.

Summary – How to Create a New Safari Tab

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Tap the Tabs icon.
  3. Touch the + button.

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