iOS 14/iPadOS 14 and earlier: In Safari, tap the Tab Overview button (two overlapping rectangles) and swipe down past locally opened tabs until you see listings for other devices by name, showing each tab. Tap to open one of those in the current device’s Safari browser.
Safari 14 and earlier in macOS: Click the similar Tab Overview button and then see list of tabs by devices below open tabs as you scroll down. Click to open.
How to access iCloud Tabs in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS
The new approach of using the Start Page makes more sense from an organizational standpoint, but you might have been unable to find it.
Create a new Start page. In iOS 15 or iPadOS 15, tap the + button; in Safari 15 for macOS, options vary—see below.
Swipe or scroll down to find the name of one of your devices in large bold type with a list of its tab.
Optionally tap or click that device name to select another Mac, iPad, and iPhone.
Tap or click to open the tab.
Safari 15 lets you create a Start Page in several ways:
In any tab, click the Start Page icon in the upper-left corner.
In any tab, choose Bookmarks > Show Start Page.
Set Safari > Preferences > General > New windows open with or New tabs open with to Start page, and you can use Command-N or Command-T to create a new Start Page.
If you use iCloud Tabs all the time in Safari for macOS, you can also add a toolbar icon to show all your devices’ tabs at once in a dropdown menu. Choose View > Customize Toolbar, drag the iCloud Tabs icon into the position on the toolbar you want, and then click Done.
One problem with the new tab groups organization feature in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and Safari 15 for macOS is that iCloud Tabs only shows tabs open in the currently chosen tab group on Safari on your other devices. This may mean tabs you are trying to access don’t appear.
Also, many readers have reported that iCloud Tabs can fall out of date and not list current pages open in their other devices’ Safaris. Sometimes, items listed include tabs they closed some time ago. There’s no fix for that except signing out of iCloud on your device and back in, which brings a host of other issues with it related to syncing—I don’t recommend it to solve this problem.
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