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How to use Shared Tab Groups in Safari

11th September 2022

1:51

| Safari
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iPhone 13 Pro
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iOS 16

Jacob Woolcock

11th September 2022

Jacob Woolcock

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1:51

| Safari
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iPhone 13 Pro
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iOS 16

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Description

With iOS 16 you can create groups of Tabs in Safari that you can share with a friend or colleague to work on together in real time. You can create a holiday plan, a business lunch or something else entirely and without having to do any additional work everyone in that conversation can see and add to your shared tabs. Here’s a quick guide to getting started with Shared Tab Groups in Safari for iOS 16.

Transcript

Did you know that in Safari you can now share groups of tabs with friends or family?

It’s super easy to set up – here’s how it works.

To show you how this works I’ve made a test demo account on my iPad and the account is for my cat Polly (because I haven’t got any children to make a child account for).

Now it doesn’t matter who you’re sharing this with, the way you do it is the same.

In the Safari app you’re going to press onto the Tab screen at the bottom and then from here in the middle you’re going to press onto the Tab Options.

From here I’m then just going to make a New Tab Group.

I’m going to go for an Empty Tab Group and I’ll call it Family Tabs.

You can name it whatever you like.

Then I’ll navigate the tab that I just had open, I’ll long press on it and I’ll add it to this new Family Tabs group.

There’s no limit to how many tabs you can have in here, but right now they’re only on my device – they haven’t been shared.

So let’s change that.

In the top corner of this new Tab Group I’m going to press the Share button, and then I can choose who to invite into this group.

It could be one person or it could be a dozen people – it doesn’t matter.

I’m going to text the link to Polly on my iPad, and on the iPad all I have to do is accept and open that link in Safari.

We’ve now got that Shared Tab which is inside the Tab Group and that means that if Polly fancies some different cat treats and opens them up on the iPad – as long as they’re part of that Shared Tab Group – they’ll come through to me on my iPhone as well as Polly on her iPad.

And this works both ways, as we open and close tabs and navigate between different parts of websites it will synchronise automatically between us.

That way we can both share the tabs we’re working on in Safari, which means it’s easy to collaborate on a document or something else while you’re both browsing Safari together.

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The Safari app is Apple's web browser, designed for fast and efficient internet browsing on iOS and macOS devices. It offers features such as intelligent tracking prevention, reading mode, and iCloud syncing, providing a secure and seamless browsing experience across all Apple devices.
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This QuickTip video was recorded on an iPhone 13 Pro
running iOS 16.

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