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Safari on an iPhone or iPod touch has always been limited by its lack of browser tabs. There’s obviously not much room on a mobile device’s screen to support tabs, but it’s still an important feature that Safari is missing.
You can always tap and hold on a link and select “Open in New Page,” but this will open another page and take you away from what you’re reading.
The good news is, there’s a simple solution in the Settings app that will allow you to open links behind the page you’re currently viewing. When you’re finished with one page, you can then open the other you’ve already loaded in the background.
To enable this feature in Safari, watch the video or follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go into the Settings app on your device.
Step 2: Next, scroll down to Safari and tap on it.
Step 3: Under the “General” section at the top, tap on the row labeled “Open .”
Step 4: On the next screen, select “In Background,” then exit out of the Settings app.
The next time you’re browsing the Web with Safari and see a link you’d like to save for later, the same tap and hold action will invoke a revised menu containing an “Open in Background” button. When you tap on that button, the link will be opened behind the page you’re currently viewing.