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Now let's look at a feature called iCloud tabs, which allows you to sync the open tabs in Safari with your other iOS devices, and with any Macs running Safari on OS X Mountain Lion or later. For example, say you were reading an article on a magazine website in Safari on your Mac at home, but before you finish reading, you have to leave to catch a train. As long as you leave your Safari window open on your Mac, you can open Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch on the train and have instant access to the pages that are open on your computer, and pick up where you left off. So let's take a look at how to set this up, now you can also sync between iOS device only like an iPad and an iPhone.
But if you want to sync with the desktop version of the Safari, it has to be on a Mac running OS X Mountain Lion or later. This feature is currently unavailable to Windows users. So here on my mac, I'm going to go to System Preferences, I'll select iCloud, and all I need to do here is check Safari. That gives me a message letting me know that the information on my Mac will be uploaded to iCloud, and merged with bookmarks stored in Safari. I'm okay with that, so I'll click merge. And that's all the setup you need to do on the Mac. Now before we switch over to iPhone, notice we have three tabs open in Safari on my Mac. I have lynda.com homepage, I have Apple's iPhone 5S tech specs page, and I have thejellybricks.com. Alright, so here on my iPhone, I go to Settings, iCloud. And here I just have to make sure the Safari switch is set to on, which it already is in this case. Now, I'll go to Safari, and on the iPhone and iPod Touch, to get to your iCloud tabs, tap the Pages button in the lower right hand corner, and then scroll to the bottom of all the open pages. Here I'll see all the pages that are open on any of my devices that are using iCloud tabs on the same Apple ID. So, in this case, I see both my Mac and another iPhone I've named Original iPhone 5S, on which I also have iCloud tabs. But you can see, I have a Mac here called BoothMac Pro, which is the Mac I'm currently recording on. And, all I need to do here is tap one of these items to open it. And it opens here in Safari. Now, if you're on an iPad, you'll access iCloud tabs by tapping the cloud icon here at the top of the screen. Since there's more room on an iPad screen, you don't have a pages button like you have on the iPhone or iPod Touch, but instead you have this plus button is you want to add more pages. And again, icloud tabs are accessed with the cloud button next to it, and the really nice thing about using icloud tabs, is that these tabs will stay constantly in sync. So for example, if I browse to another page here on lynda.com on my iPhone, for instance I go to the audio page here, and then I come back to Safari on my Mac and click on the iCloud button, I'll see the list of my devices here as well. And here's the page I just opened on my iPhone. So I can click any of these pages to start reading them on my Mac. So this is a really easy way to keep your browsing synced across your devices. Now if for some reason you don't want a page reviewing on your Mac to show up on your ios devices, you can either go back to system preferences and uncheck Safari Or you can temporarily enable Private Browsing by going to Safari > Private Browsing. And with that turned on any pages or tabs you open will stay on your Mac only and won't get synced to your devices. Now if you decide to turn iCloud tabs off on your iPhone or other IOS device by going to Settings >iCloud, and turning Safari off, you'll get this message asking you what you want to do with any of the iCloud Safari data on your device. Keep on My iPhone keeps everything as it currently is, meaning the pages that you might have opened that were synced from your Mac will stay open, but you'll no longer be synced after that. Delete from My iPhone will remove all the data you synced over. That's how to sync your browsing data between your devices using iCloud tabs.
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