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On macOS, I can choose Add Bookmarks for These 108 Tabs... which let's me save all open tabs to a bookmarks folder.

Is there an equivalent on iOS?

My workaround is to use iCloud tabs to copy the tabs from iOS to macOS and then do the above.

edit: as of iOS 13 this function is built in. See answer below.

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According to MacRumors, this functionality is coming in Safari 13, which will be released with iOS 13, presumably some time this autumn. So if your iOS version is 13 or higher, long-press on the bookmark icon at the bottom of the Safari window and select “Add bookmarks for [x] tabs”.

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  • Awesome! I'll keep an eye out for it – Matt Sephton Jul 27 '19 at 9:52
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You can find the cloud tabs in ~/Library/Safari/CloudTabs.db. Copy this file to some unrestricted location, like Downloads. Use ‘DB Browser for SQLite’ to open the file.

With the following query you'll get your devices:

select * from cloud_tab_devices

Copy the device_uuid for the iOS device you want to save.

Using this you can run the next query to get a list of the tabs:

select url from cloud_tabs where device_uuid='...'
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  • Thanks for this, I was looking for access to synced tabs for a while. You can also use SQLite as a cli tool to explore the data, or even to export it as csv. The command to export just the urls: sqlite3 -header -csv ~/Library/Safari/CloudTabs.db 'select url from cloud_tabs' > cloud_tabs.csv. Also, since this is a read-only operation, there's no need to copy the file. – Marko Gresak Jun 12 at 10:31
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Previously:

Not sure but maybe with "Workflow" app ? But I really don't think that that's a thing on iOS. Consider submitting a feedback for it so it might get included one day.

September 2019:

As of iOS 13 you can add all the open tabs in bookmark, here is a screenshot of safari I just did

iOS 13 safari update, allows all tabs to be added as bookmarks

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  • Good idea to try Workflow. Let me know if you have any specific ideas. – Matt Sephton Apr 9 '18 at 22:34
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    I checked and there's nothing relevant in Workflow. – Matt Sephton Apr 12 '18 at 7:03
  • Thanks for updating, but I don't understand the language. – anki Sep 22 '19 at 16:35
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Best flow I have seen in 2021 is:

  1. Press and hold on Bookmark button in mobile Safari > Select 'Add Bookmarks for X Tabs'
  2. Put them in a separate folder
  3. Press and hold on that bookmark folder > Select 'Copy Contents'
  4. Paste the list of URLs to a Note

Now you have all the tabs URLs in text, so you can do whatever you need with them.

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    Nice! I was not aware of Copy Contents. – Matt Sephton Apr 21 at 20:22

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