The Long Press Tips to Reveal Hidden Functions in Safari on iPhone iPad

The Long Press Tips to Reveal Hidden Functions in Safari on iPhone iPad


On iPhone and iPad, prolonged taping (also known as tap and hold) often starts a different action in an app that is not immediately clear, like revealing the context menu of an icon. On modern iPhones

The Long Press Tips to Reveal Hidden Functions in Safari on iPhone iPad
The Long Press Tips to Reveal Hidden Functions in Safari on iPhone iPad


long compression will sometimes also provide haptic vibration feedback, which Apple calls Haptic Touch.
Apple has widely used long and long touch gestures in its apps, which means that if you don't tend to press and hold screen elements, you may not be familiar with some handy shortcuts for everyday actions, or you may miss the app function completely.

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This is especially true of Safari, Apple's original mobile browser, which has many practical features accessible with a long press. In this article, we've collected 10 of our favorite long-press tips for Safari on iPhone and iPad iOS 13.
Note that the default minimum period during which a finger must touch the screen to recognize a long gesture is half a second. If you can't press for a long time, open the Settings app, go to Accessibility -> aptHaptic Touch‌ and try to set a fast or slow touch time. There is also a useful interactive viewing area for testing each setting.

Bulk Copy Links in a Bookmarks Folder

Following the last tip, if you long-press a bookmark folder in Safari, you will see a Copy Content option appear in the context menu.
Select this option to copy a list of each website URL in this folder to your clipboard, allowing you to paste it elsewhere for easy sharing.

Bookmark Multiple Tabs in One Go

Make sure you have a few open tabs in Safari that you want to refer to later. Now select one of these tabs and in the main navigation window long press on the bookmark icon (looks like an open book).

A context menu will appear on the screen with options to add to the playlist and bookmark the X tabs, where X represents the number of open tabs. Once you have clicked on the last option, you will be prompted to save the tabs to a new bookmarks folder. You can also choose an existing folder in which to save the tabs.

Fast Scroll Web Pages

A scroll bar appears on the right-hand side of the Safari window whenever you swipe to navigate a web page.
If your content is long, long-press the slider. The bar will swell slightly and you will be able to pull it up and down and scroll at a much faster rate.

Open All Bookmarks in a Folder in New Tabs

This option appears in the same context menu as shown in pin 2. Long press on the bookmarks folder and you will see an option to open it in new tabs.


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