If you are the owner of an iOS device such as iPhone or iPad, surely you have occasionally clicked on a link from the Safari Web browser. By default, Safari allows you to open links in a new tab, but this means that if we use this option, this new tab will become visible, that is, you will leave the Web where you are to open the Open link web.
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However, what many of these users do not know is that iPhone and iPad allow forcing the Safari browser to open the new links in a new tab, but in the background. This would mean that the user continues in the current content, at the same time that the new website of the selected link opens in the background and which you can access whenever you want just by using the browser tabs.
To make use of the option Open Links in a New Tab on your iPhone or iPad you must touch and hold on the displayed safari link. This will bring up a menu in which you will have access to the “Open in New Tab” option. However, this is not convenient if you want to continue reading current content. For this, it is best to open a background tab to come back to it later. For that, you must configure your browser to activate this function.
Fortunately, at the heart of the Settings app on both iPhone and iPad, you’ll find a setting that lets you turn on the Open Link feature in the background. Once activated, all the tabs will open in the background instead of stealing your focus. If you want to know how to do it, you just have to follow the instructions shown below:
How to force the Safari browser to open links in a background tab (iPhone and iPad)
– Open the application Settings from your iPhone or iPad with iOS.
– Here you will have to access the option: Safari.
– Then you must select the option Open Links.
– This will give you access to the possibility to configure this option as: In background.
Once this option is configured, you can go to Safari and check the new function. Situate yourself on a website and when you find a link, touch it for a long time. Now a menu is displayed in which you will see the option: Open in the background. After clicking on this option, the link web will open in another new tab but without it opening in the foreground. You can continue viewing the current content and later access the open link in a new tab.
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