Web Browsing Between Devices With iCloud Tabs

You can see which web pages you have open on all of your devices using iCloud Tabs. This makes it easy to start reading a page or searching the web on one device, and then continue on another. iCloud Tabs works between your Macs, iPhone and iPad, as long as you are using the same Apple ID for all of them.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Web Browsing Between Devices With iCloud Tabs”

    Bill Sinclair
    1 year ago

    Thanks, Gary, useful as ever. However, does not work for me.
    Mac Mini (OS High Sierra), MacBook Pro (OS High Sierra), iPhone 6.
    Go to Safari tap/click tabs icon on Mac Mini— nothing.
    Will not scroll on iPhone beyond current tabs.
    Likewise MacBook Pro — clicking on Tab button only shows tabs currently on MacBook Pro. All signed in to same Apple ID and all on same wi-fi. Just thinking here — is it necessary to have Handoff activated?

    1 year ago

    Do you have Handoff disabled? That would disable continuity features, I’d imagine, which would disable this. Why not just turn it on (why is it off in the first place?) and see if it fixes the problem for you?

    Alice Faintich
    1 year ago

    Hi Gary, This doesn’t seem to work for me either. When I look at the iCloud tabs on my MacBook Pro (High Sierra) it seems to show a history of what I’ve looked at on my iPad and iPhone, which seems to consist mostly of “Favorites.” The above response mentions Handoff, but I don’t know what that is. Thanks!

    1 year ago

    Alice: Do you have Safari turned on under iCloud settings for all of your devices? The Handoff checkbox on Mac are in System Preferences, General. On iOS it is Settings, General, Handoff.

    Alice Faintich
    1 year ago

    Thanks for your response Gary. Yes, Safari and Handoff were both turned on on all my devices.

    1 year ago

    Alice: Sorry, I’m not sure why it isn’t working for you. It may need a firsthand look (Genius Bar) to determine what is wrong.

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