If you’re like most people, you have more than a couple dozen tabs open in your mobile browser at any time. When searching for something, most of us just open a new tab, Google it, and close the browser; this builds up more and more clutter over time.
If you own a Galaxy phone and use the built-in Samsung Internet as your default mobile browser, you can benefit from its features that help you organize your tabs. Let’s see how.
1. Pick a Cleaner Tabs Layout
Samsung Internet allows you to view your tabs in three layouts: List, Stack, and Grid. The app uses the List layout by default, but it might not look the most ergonomic to you. To change it, go to the Tabs menu, tap the More options button (the three-dots menu), select View as, and select your desired layout. Tap OK to finish.
If you find it cumbersome to switch between tabs, you can change the position of the address bar in the browser for easier one-handed use by bringing it down at the thumb level, i.e., above the toolbar. From there, you can just swipe on the address bar to switch between adjacent tabs. It’s one of the best features of Samsung Internet.
2. Group Your Open Tabs
If you keep a lot of tabs open in your browser, it’s a good idea to group the ones that are related. That way, you can stay organized and quickly find what you’re looking for without having to browse through what seems to be an endless list of tabs.
To do this, go to the Tabs menu, tap the More options button, select Group tabs, then select your desired tabs and tap Group. Now, give this tab group a name and tap Create.
3. Lock the Important Tabs
For some reason, Samsung Internet doesn’t let you undo your action when you accidentally close a tab you didn’t mean to. This is such a small yet helpful feature that it’s surprising the browser doesn’t have it.
You might have some important tabs open, and you don’t want to accidentally end up closing them. In that case, you can lock these tabs in the browser, so it creates a barrier before you can close them. To do so, simply go to the Tabs menu, long-press a tab to select it and tap other tabs to select more, then tap Lock.
4. Sync Tabs Across Your Galaxy Devices
Samsung Internet browser is available for Samsung phones, tablets, and watches. If you own multiple Samsung devices, you can sync your open tabs across all of them. To do this, you need to have a Samsung account and sign in to it on all your devices. Setting up an account is one of the first things to do when setting up your Samsung phone for the first time.
To sync your tabs, tap the Tools button (the hamburger menu on the toolbar), select Settings, and toggle on Sync with Samsung Cloud. Alongside your open tabs, the browser with sync your saved pages, bookmarks, and quick access shortcuts too.
Make sure Sync is active on all your Galaxy devices. Once done, you can access your synced tabs by going to the Tabs menu, tapping More options, and selecting Synced tabs.
5. Keep Relevant Bookmarks in a Folder
If you have a lot of bookmarked tabs, you can move them to separate folders the same way you grouped your tabs for better organization. Follow the steps below.
- Tap the Bookmarks button on your toolbar, tap the three-dots menu, and select Create folder.
- Give your folder a name and tap Create.
- Long-press a bookmark to select it and tap others to add more.
- Tap Move, select your folder, and tap Select.
Organize Your Tabs in Samsung Internet
Organizing your tabs is just one of the many things you can do in the Samsung Internet mobile browser to make it work better for you. While Google Chrome remains the most popular web browser in the world, we think Samsung Internet is quite underrated for the features it offers.