Daily Tip: How to restore a recently closed tab on the iPad with iOS 5

Wondering how to re-open a recently closed tab on iOS 5 Safari for iPad? When Apple released iOS 5, it included some nice new updates to mobile Safari, especially on the iPad. One of the best features on the iPad is tabbed browsing, it makes opening and using multiple web pages a breeze. What happens if you accidentally close one of them down and need to quickly open it back up again? Well there is a way to it very easily. We will show you how.

  • Open up Mobile Safari
  • Look to the far left of the screen about an a half inch down from the toolbar
  • There should be a + sign

  • Hold your finger down on the plus sign and a box will open up

  • The box now shows a list of the web pages that you recently had open and its scrollable
  • Click on the one you want to re-open and there you go
  • That’s it, you are done

An easy tip and one that has been kept a little quiet!

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Philipullah says:

Left hand side of the screen? I think not judging y the screen shot.

Philipullah says:

Left hand side of the screen? I think not judging y the screen shot.

Dorothylisa says:

Tip is really helpful......

MilEd says:

thanks for nice tip ... i didn't know it :)

Guest says:

Left hand meet right hand LOL!

Morac says:

Thanks for the tip. That beats the way I was doing it which was going into History.

MikeD says:

I did not know about this. Thanks

impaler says:

Nice one, didn't know you could do that!