How to Close All Open Tabs on Your Phone

Do you have too many tabs open on your phone? Whether you're using an Android or an iPhone, you can close all the tabs at once instead of manually swiping on each open tab to close it. This minHour article teaches you how to close all the open tabs on your phone.

Closing All Tabs on Chrome or Firefox

Open Chrome or Firefox in tab view.

To do this, launch Chrome or Firefox, then tap the tab icon. It’s the numbered box in the upper right corner of the browser window if you’re using an Android and in the bottom row if you’re using an iPhone.

  • This works whether you have an Android or an iPhone with either Chrome or Firefox.

Tap ⋮ (Android) or Edit (iPhone).

You’ll see this three-dot menu icon to the right of the tab icon or the button in the bottom left corner of your screen.

Tap Close all tabs.

You may be prompted to confirm your action before continuing.

  • If you don’t see this option, you may not have the latest update for Chrome or Firefox or you didn’t tap the tab icon to navigate to your open tabs.

Closing All Tabs on Safari

Open the tab view in Safari.

To do this, open Safari, then tap the tab view icon at the bottom of your screen (it looks like two overlapping squares).

  • Safari will only work on iPhones, not Androids.

Tap and hold Done.

You’ll see this in the bottom right corner of your screen.

  • A menu will slide up from the bottom and you can release Done.

Tap Close X Tabs.

The will change to show how many tabs you’re closing, like 5 or 205.


  • Firefox also has a feature only available for Android that will close unused tabs automatically. To do this, open Firefox, tap the tab icon, and tap the three-dot menu icon. From that menu, tap Settings and choose a time period under “Close tabs”.
  • For other web browsers, like Edge and Opera, go to the tabs window (for example, this is a tab icon in the top right corner of your web browser for Edge and in the middle of the menu bar for Opera). Tap the More or three-dot menu icon and select Close all tabs.

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