If you are a person who used to browse too many things on Safari more often and always keeps many tabs open, then here is a useful feature for you. With iOS 16, the Safari browser supports a pin tab feature that helps you to pin the most frequently used websites so that you can easily organize and visit them, among others. i.e., When you close and open the tab again, you will automatically get the pinned tab on the Safari browser. So, you shall learn the steps to pin Tabs in the Safari browser on your iPhone.
What Happens When You Pin a Tab
When you pin a tab on Safari Browser on your iPhone, the pinned tab will be moved to the top of the open tab screen list. Pinning the tab helps you organize all your browsed tabs among the tabs you have opened at a time. If you want to revisit one specific website more frequently, it is better to pin that tab on Safari Browser. It will make it easy to get into the specific tab without needing to search it among many opened tabs.
And also, pinned tabs stay in place whenever you open, close, or re-open the Safari window or a Browser. When you get into the other websites through the click available in the pinned websites, the pinned tab will always show the website which you have pinned.
How to Pin a Tab in Safari on iPhone/iPad
Follow the steps to pin a tab in Safari Web Browser on your iPhone or iPad. Make sure to carry out the steps below after updating iPhone with iOS 16 and the iPad with iPadOS 16.
1). On your iPhone, launch the Safari browser app.
2). Go to the website you want to pin by clicking a link or browsing.
3). When you enter the website, long-press the URL address bar.
4). From the context menu, tap the Pin Tab option to pin the website.
If you have the tab already open in Safari, you can directly long-press the URL bar and choose Pin Tab from the menu. The pinned website will be topped on the list of opened tabs.
Note: You shall use iOS 16 Live Text in a Video to interact with texts on videos.
Alternative Method: How to Pin a Tab on Safari on iPhone
Here is an alternative method to pin a tab on the Safari browser on your iPhone using Tabs Manager.
1). On your iPhone, open the Safari app.
2). Go to the website that you wish to pin either by clicking the link or browsing.
3). Once you are on the website on the Safari browser, tap the Tabs Manager icon in the bottom right corner.
4). Now, the preview window of the website appears on the screen. Long press on the window that you want to pin.
5). Then, tap on the Pin Tab option from the context menu.
Now, the website will be pinned at the top of all opened tabs.
How to Access the Pinned Tab in Safari on iPhone
Let us see how you can access the pinned tab in Safari on your iPhone.
1). To access the pinned tab, go to the Tabs Manager on your Safari Browser.
2). Now, tap the icon in the bottom right corner and scroll to the top.
3). The pinned website is at the top of the tab along with a Pin icon to the right.
4). Tap on the pinned tab to open the website in Safari.
Note: It is possible to Unsend Messages on iPhone with the iOS 16 update.
How to Unpin a Pinned Tab in Safari on iPhone
If you no longer need a website to be visited frequently and want to remove it from the pinned tab list, here are the steps.
1). To unpin a tab, open the pinned tabs from Tab Manager or press on the + icon to get a look at all of the tabs.
2). Then, long press on the pinned tab URL and choose Unpin Tab option from the displayed menu.
That was all about how to unpin and pin tabs in Safari on iPhone. Even though you close or quit all the opened tabs, including the pinned window, the pinned tab will be available. If you are using iOS 16 devices, then you are allowed to pin multiple tabs on Safari. You can also pin tabs as a part of Tab Groups in iOS 16.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want to close a pinned tab in Safari on your iPhone, then touch and hold the pinned tab you wish to close. Then choose the Close Tab option from the popup menu.
The Pin Tab option appears in grey because you are trying to access the pin tab option from the Tab Group. Note that you can’t use the Pin Tab option for the tabs in the Tab group. So, get out of the Group tab and open Safari. Open the websites from the normal tab and long press on the URL, and click Pin Tab to pin the website link.