Use tabs in Firefox for iOS

Firefox for iOS Firefox for iOS Last updated: 04/01/2022 7% of users voted this helpful

Use tabs to open, view and manage multiple web pages in Firefox for iOS.

Open a new tab

To open a new tab:

  1. Tap the Tab icon - Mobile Tab icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the FirefoxPreview-Plus-Icon Add icon at the bottom of the screen

Open a new private tab

To open a new private tab:

  1. Tap the Tab icon - Mobile Tab icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the fxios 13 pb Private Browsing icon at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap the FirefoxPreview-Plus-Icon Add icon at the bottom of the screen

View open tabs

To view all tabs:

  1. Tap the Tab icon - Mobile Tab icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Your open tabs will display on the screen.

You may see Inactive Tabs, tab groups in ascending order from oldest to newest and an Others tab group.

View private tabs

To view your private tabs:

  1. Tap the Tab icon - Mobile Tab icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the fxios 13 pb Private Browsing icon at the top of the screen.

Close a tab

To close an individual tab:

  1. Tap the Tab icon - Mobile Tab icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the picture-in-picture close control Close icon on the tab you want to close.
Tip: You can also swipe left or right on a tab to close it.

Close all open tabs

This feature lets you close all your open tabs simultaneously.

To close all tabs:

  1. Tap the trash icon trash icon fx iOS at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Close all tabs.

Close all inactive tabs

Note: This feature is currently only available to selected users as an experiment.

The Inactive Tabs group shows tabs you have not viewed for 14 days. Tabs will stay inactive indefinitely and will not auto-close. The Inactive Tabs group will be collapsed anytime you open a tab tray. You can tap the group to expand it and close all.

To close all inactive tabs:

  1. Tap the Tab icon - Mobile Tab icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Inactive Tabs.
  3. Tap Close All Inactive Tabs.

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