Is there a way to open a recently closed tab in the Safari browser in iOS? I am specifically looking for a solution that works on the iPad.

For reference, here is this question for the Mac.

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Yes. Hold down on the + icon that you use to open a new tab in the upper right corner of Safari and you'll be presented with a list of recently closed tabs. Pick one to re-open.

As far as I know this is an iOS 5+ feature, iPad only.

  • Yes. This is iPad exclusive, as iPhone/iPod touch do not have tabbed browsing.
    – iglvzx
    Oct 27, 2011 at 19:09
  • This works in iPhone 6s with iOS 8. Maybe the older version didn't work in iPhone.
    – Blaszard
    Dec 21, 2015 at 1:03

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