By far best “hidden” iPhone Setting
OPEN NEW TABS IN BACKGROUND
I used to get annoyed with having to tap back to original tab whenever I wanted to open a link in a new tab while browsing web on Safari. Using Haptic / 3D Touch on any link opens up a list of options – including “open in new tab” – but default settings will force you to immediately go to this newly opened tab once selected.
More often then not, if I’m opening the link in a new tab I wanted to stay on current page and go to the link later. If I wanted to go immediatley and not “leave” current web page, I’d just click the link… not 3D touch it and open in new tab.
I randomly found the option to change this setting to make it open the new tab links in background after get fed up with the hassle, and it has been an absolute game changer.
To make Settings change:
***Settings – Safari – Tabs – Open Links – In Background***
The only other option in Open links is – “New Tab” which is the standard setting that opens new tabs immediately after using 3D Touch on a link.
I’ve found this to be by far the most useful settings change I’ve ever found on phone, and it has honestly been a MASSIVE improvement to browsing on mobile.
There is one type of “browsing” in particular that benefits from this setting… sometimes gotta open a ton of links to find the *RIGHT* one, and being able to open each link in a new tab in the background instead of saves a few taps / seconds for each link opened.
For anyone else who likes to links I n new tabs, the quality of use improvement by making this change is top notch.
This is obviously pretty simple, so I’m sure a lot of people who care might already know about this. That being said, some may be putting up with it in frustration without realizing there is an option to change how it works (like I did for way too long).
Highly Recommend trying it out!