How to Quickly Open a Link In A New Tab in Safari in iOS 11

How to Quickly Open a Link In A New Tab in Safari in iOS 11 - MMFI

The Safari browser now offers a better user experience in iOS 11. One thing that you may find particularly useful is opening a link in a new tab. In this post, I’ll show you how to quickly open a link in a new tab in Safari running iOS 11.


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Opening a link inside a webpage hasn’t always been the most convenient thing to do on your iPhone Safari browser. In times past, you may remember that you had to ta and hold a link to see the pop up menu with the Open in New Tab option.

Now, you can force tap a link if your have 3D Touch or you can drag and drop the link on the + button if you are using an iPad. But there’s a far better and convenient way of opening a link in a new tab in Safari. Here’s the simple trick.

How to Quickly Open a Link In A New Tab in Safari in iOS 11

How to Quickly Open a Link In A New Tab in Safari in iOS 11 - MMFI


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When browsing the web on your iPhone running iOS 11, on the Safari browser, just tap the link you want to open in a new window with two fingers.

That’s it!

Once you tap on the link with 2 fingers, the link will open in a separate tab without interfering with your current web page viewing experience. When tapping with two fingers make sure you tap the link with both the fingers simultaneously. Otherwise this shortcut will not  work.

Using this Safari shortcut to quickly open a link in a new tab is quite useful on the iPhone and devices that don’t have 3D Touch functionality. If you haven’t used this simple shortcut before, you can start using it now to make your browsing experience on the iPhone more seamless.

Also Read: How to Block Websites in Safari on iPhone or iPad

As always, do check out our iOS 11 archive for more useful tips and tricks on using the latest operating system effectively.

Written by Adeline Gear
Hi! I'm Adeline Gear, content creator at Maqmodo.com. When I do manage to pull myself away from all my favorite gadgets and apps, I unwind in my terrace garden that has the prettiest flowers in the neighborhood. That's until the mosquitoes chase me back in! La Vita è Bella!