A Tik-Toker has once again amazed iOS users with a simple yet effective way to boost your phones battery performance.
In a video uploaded earlier this week, TikTok user “ambre_skye” showed her 780,000 followers how to trigger a self-destruct command for tabs in the Safari iOS app. When activated, the setting means that users don’t have to close tabs manually from within the app. Once this is done, your browser is less likely to suffer from a build-up of unused tabs that can slow down your device and tank your battery life.
So how do you do this? It’s simple. Head over to your iPhone Settings app. Scroll down and tap Safari. Scroll down again and tap Close Tabs. Select from the menu whether you want tabs to close after one day, one week or one month. On the iPhone SE, iPhone 8 and earlier, double-click the Home button to show your most recently used apps and swipe up on those that you want to close.
Having lots of tabs open in your browser can slow down your mobile because each one consumes your system’s short-term data storage. Called Random Access Memory (RAM), it’s where your phone remembers everything running on it, such as apps, browsers, the operating system and more. If your RAM is clogged up by numerous applications or tabs being used at once, you may start to notice your smartphone’s performance suffering.