On the iPad, How Do You Open Multiple Safari Windows?


You may already be aware that you can use Safari and a variety of other iPad apps in Split Screen (Apple refers to this as Split View). As an iPad Safari user, you’re probably familiar with the concept of launching new tabs within the same Safari window.

If you’re anything like me, you want to have a lot of stuff open at once but despise the clutter. Fortunately, you can just launch a new Safari window on your iPad — no need to use split-screen or anything like that.

In this post, we’ll show you how to launch another Multiple Safari Windows on your iPad, as well as some additional window/tab options available in Safari for iPad, such as Split View, opening new tabs, and viewing all open tabs and windows.

How to Open an Additional Safari Window on iPad

Let’s start with the menu that appears when you press (touch and hold for a few seconds) the Safari icon. If you don’t have any Safari windows open, you’ll see something like this:

So, as you can see, you have the option to open or show:

  • New Tab — This will just launch a Safari window if you tap on it.
  • New Private Tab — This will open a Private window when you tap on it.
  • Show Bookmarks — This command essentially opens a Safari window.
  • Show Reading List — This opens a Safari window as well.

The regular Edit Home Screen and Remove App menu options are available when you press on any iPad app icon. With the exception of the New Private Tab, most of these aren’t especially interesting or useful if you don’t already have a Safari window open – you could simply tap on the icon to launch a new one.

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Let’s examine what happens if we press the Safari icon after we’ve already opened a Safari window:

The primary difference is that there is now a new option called Show All Windows. Some of the options have a different effect now that you have a Safari window open, so we’ll go over them all:

  • New Tab — Tapping here will open a new tab in the Safari window you’ve already opened.
  • New Private Tab — Tapping this will open a Private window unless you already have one open, in which case it will open a new tab in that window.
  • Show Bookmarks — This option displays your bookmarks on the left side of the Safari window.
  • Show Reading List — This option displays your Reading List on the left-hand side of your Safari window.
  • Show All Windows — This is the option that allows you to open a new Safari window; I’m not sure why there isn’t one called “Open New Window,” but there isn’t one.

Opening the New Safari Window

Here’s how to open a new Safari window while you already have one open, step by step.

  1. Assuming you’ve already started a Safari window. Swipe the Safari window out of the way if necessary so you can see your Safari app icon. Select the icon.
  2. Select Show All Windows from the menu that appears.
  3. You’ll be able to see all of the Safari windows that are now active. You can do the following from this screen:
  • To close a window, swipe up.
  • To open a window, tap it.
  • To reopen the last Safari window you closed, tap Reopen Closed Window.
  • Create a new window by tapping the plus sign inside a circle in the upper-right corner of your screen.
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Split View and Other Multi-Window iPad Tricks

Split View allows you to view multiple windows (Safari and others) on your iPad at the same time. We’ve previously covered Split View in a handful of articles:

Other Tab and Window Options

You might want to look at the settings in the windows button menu in Safari for more options about tabs and windows:

You’ll see more tab options and an option to open a new window in Split View if you press (not just tap) this button. You can also combine all of your open windows into a single Safari window, with all pages becoming tabs.

Kuldeep Sathwara
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Kuldeep is an iOS lover loves to write about the iphones ,iPad, Mac Updates, issues , Fixes and More.

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