Apple has added a hidden feature that lets you copy all of the web addresses (URLs) from a variety of open tabs with the introduction of Safari 15. Here’s how to copy links from many tabs at once on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
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Apple included a new “Copy Links” function to Safari 15 that enables people using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to export URLs from active tabs. In order to use Safari 15, your iPhone or iPad must be running iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 (or higher). On a Mac running macOS Big Sur or later, you can download the most recent version of Safari using the Software Update feature in System Preferences.
How to Copy Tab URLs in Safari on an iPhone or iPad
Use the Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad to first open each website whose address you wish to copy. On an iPad, tap the plus (“+”) or tabs (four squares) buttons, depending on how your tab bar is configured. On an iPhone, tap the overlapping squares indicating the “Tabs” button.
The toolbar will show the total number of open tabs along with a thumbnail grid of each open tab. Select the “[Num] Tabs” button on the iPad’s top bar or the iPhone’s bottom bar, where [Num] stands for the number of open tabs.
- Select the “Tabs” menu from the bottom bar.
- In the “Tab Groups” menu that appears, select “Edit.”
- Select “Edit” under “Tab Groups” in the menu.
- Then select “Copy Links” by clicking the circled button with three dots.
- By tapping the horizontal circle button next to the ellipses, choose “Copy Links.”
All of the URLs from the open tabs have now been copied to the clipboard. Any program that accepts pasted text can accept them. Following each link’s copying, you have the option to instantly close all Safari tabs.
How to use Safari on a Mac to copy tab URLs
On a Mac, Safari makes it simple to copy URLs from active tabs. Click the Sidebar button (which resembles a rectangle with a sidebar) in the top-left corner of Safari if it is already open and has numerous tabs open.
When the Sidebar menu opens, right-click the “[Num] Tabs” menu; [Num] represents the total number of open tabs.
Select “Copy Links” to copy the links to the clipboard. After that, you’re free to click the Sidebar button once more to close it.
Now I’m done! You may copy those URLs to the clipboard and then paste them wherever you want—into an email, an application, or a message. Happy adventuring!