Managing iCloud Tabs
Let's imagine that you and your spouse share an Apple ID and an iPad. You also have your own iPhones. While at work, your blood runs cold when you remember that you opened some tabs on the shared iPad that will spoil the surprise birthday party you've been planning. What do you do?
Here's the deal: you can delete remote Safari tabs by (a) exposing the tabs in Safari, as you've already learned how to do; and (b) swiping from right-to-left on the tab(s) in question. I show you the interface in Figure 10.
Figure 10 You can delete remote Safari browser tabs with a simple swipe of the finger.
An option for this fictional couple going forward is simply to disable the Safari sync option in the iPad's iCloud settings.
If you have difficulty getting Safari browser tabs to appear across all your iDevices and Macs, try the following troubleshooting steps:
- Make sure that Safari sync is enabled in iCloud settings on all devices.
- Make sure that all devices that participate in iCloud Tab synchronization are logged in with the same iCloud user account.
- Try logging out of iCloud and logging back in.
If the previous steps don't help, perhaps you're experiencing latency (delay) with the iCloud service. Wait a few hours and check again. Along those lines, make sure that all your devices are connected to the Internet, either through carrier service or through Wi-Fi.