Saving Browser Tabs in Safari: A Step-by-Step Guide


Ted Stinson

Saving your browser tabs in Safari can be a real lifesaver, especially if you’re someone who tends to have a million tabs open at once. Trust me, I’ve been there. But, did you know that with just a few simple steps, you can save all your open tabs and come back to them later? It’s like putting a bookmark in a book. You can close Safari, shut down your computer, and when you come back, all your tabs will be there waiting for you.

Step by Step Tutorial: Saving Browser Tabs in Safari

Before we jump into the steps, let’s talk about why you might want to save your browser tabs. Maybe you’re doing research and you have a bunch of important websites open. Or perhaps you’re planning a vacation and have tabs open for flights, hotels, and activities. Whatever the reason, saving your tabs can help you stay organized and pick up right where you left off.

Step 1: Open Safari and go to the bookmarks menu

First things first, open up Safari on your Mac. Then, go to the top of the screen and click on "Bookmarks." This will open up a dropdown menu.

When you click on the "Bookmarks" menu, you’ll see a bunch of different options. For now, just focus on finding the "Add Bookmark for These Tabs…" option. It’s usually towards the bottom of the menu.

Step 2: Choose ‘Add Bookmark for These Tabs…’

Once you’re in the "Bookmarks" menu, look for the option that says "Add Bookmark for These Tabs…" and click on it. This will open up a new window.

In this new window, you’ll be able to name your group of tabs. This is helpful if you want to save multiple groups of tabs for different projects or topics. Make sure to choose a name that you’ll remember!

Step 3: Select a location to save your bookmarks

After you’ve named your group of tabs, you’ll need to choose where to save them. You can save them in the "Bookmarks Menu," "Favorites," or any other folder you’ve created in Safari.

Choosing the right location for your saved tabs is important. Think about how you’ll want to access them in the future. Do you want them to be easily accessible from the Safari start page? Then "Favorites" might be the best option.

Step 4: Click ‘Add’ to save your tabs

Once you’ve chosen where to save your tabs, all you have to do is click the "Add" button. And voila! Your tabs are saved.

After you click "Add," you can close Safari with peace of mind, knowing that all your tabs are safely saved. The next time you open Safari, you can go to the location where you saved your tabs and click on the folder to open them all up again.

After you complete these steps, all of your open tabs will be saved in Safari under the name and location you chose. You can then close Safari and reopen it later, navigating to your saved tabs and picking up right where you left off.

Tips for Saving Browser Tabs in Safari

  • Make sure to give your group of tabs a descriptive name so you can easily find them later.
  • Organize your saved tabs into folders to keep everything neat and tidy.
  • You can save as many groups of tabs as you want, so don’t be afraid to use this feature often.
  • If you accidentally close Safari without saving your tabs, you can usually restore them by going to the "History" menu and choosing "Reopen All Windows from Last Session."
  • Remember that saving your tabs doesn’t mean they’ll be saved forever. If you clear your browsing history or bookmarks, they could be lost.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many tabs can I save at once?

You can save as many tabs as you have open in Safari. There’s no limit to the number of tabs you can save.

Can I save tabs on Safari for iPhone or iPad?

Yes, you can save tabs on Safari for iOS devices, but the process is a little different. Instead of using the "Bookmarks" menu, you’ll use the "Bookmarks" button at the bottom of the screen.

Will my saved tabs sync across all my Apple devices?

Yes, if you have iCloud Safari syncing turned on, your saved tabs will sync across all your Apple devices that are logged into the same iCloud account.

Can I save tabs from a private browsing window?

No, you cannot save tabs from a private browsing window. Private browsing is designed to not keep any history or bookmarks.

What happens if I delete a bookmark folder with my saved tabs?

If you delete a bookmark folder with your saved tabs, those tabs will be lost. Make sure to only delete folders or bookmarks that you no longer need.


  1. Open Safari and go to the "Bookmarks" menu.
  2. Select "Add Bookmark for These Tabs…"
  3. Name your group of tabs and choose where to save them.
  4. Click "Add" to save your tabs.


Saving browser tabs in Safari is a game-changer for anyone who uses the internet for work, research, or just for fun. It’s like having a personal assistant who keeps track of all your open tabs so you can focus on other things. With this guide, you now know exactly how to save your tabs and stay organized. Just remember, the key to success is naming your tabs and choosing the right location to save them. And don’t forget, you can save as many groups of tabs as you need, so go ahead and embrace the power of multi-tasking without the fear of losing your place. Happy browsing!