How to Transfer Chrome Tabs Between iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Chrome user transferring tabs between iPhone, iPad and MacKhamosh Pathak

You can do Chrome, the default web browser on your iPhone and iPad and use it as the only browser for all your Apple devices. Fair like Safari, you can transfer open tabs between your iPhone, iPad and Mac. Here’s how.

How to transfer Chrome tabs between iPhone, iPad and Mac

As long as you are signed in to the same Google Account in the Chrome browser for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, you can easily transfer tabs between all your devices. Just make sure the “Sync” feature is turned on.

In Chrome for Mac, click the “Profile” button and make sure it says “Sync is on”.

Make sure sync is turned on for Chrome on Mac

On your iPhone or iPad, press the “Menu” button and choose the “Settings” option.

Go to Chrome settings for iPhone and iPad

Here in the “Synchronization and Google Services” section, make sure it says “Synchronization is on”.

Make sure sync is turned on for Chrome on iPhone and iPad

This action will automatically display all tabs and devices open in your Google Account. The process of transferring tabs between your iPhone, iPad and Mac is different depending on your device.

Transferring tabs from Chrome on Mac to your iPhone and iPad is pretty straightforward.

Open the page you want to send, then click the URL bar. Here, select the “Transfer” button. From the drop-down list, choose one of your devices.

Transfer Tab to iPhone or iPad from Chrome URL Bar on Mac

The tab will be transferred to the device. Now open the “Chrome” app on your iPhone or iPad.

You will see a banner stating that you have received a tab from another device. He only stays here for a few seconds, and once he’s gone, there’s no way to get him back. Here, press the “Open” button to open the tab.

Tap Open from the Received banner tab

Transferring a tab from iPhone or iPad to Mac (or another iPhone or iPad) is a longer process.

Open the website you want to transfer to another device and tap the “Share” button in the URL bar.

Tap the Share button in the URL bar

Here, choose the option “Send to your devices”.

Tap Send to your devices

You will see all available devices. Choose your device, scroll down and tap on the “Send to your device” option.

Choose the device and tap Send to device

If you sent the tab to your Mac, you’ll see a notification about it. If you click on the notification, it will open the website in a new tab.

Click on the notification to open the Received tab of Chrome on iPhone or iPad

If you sent the tab to your iPad, you will see a “Received Tab” banner in the Chrome app. Press the “Open” button to open the website in a new page.

Tap Open from Received tab banner on iPad

How to open Chrome tabs from other Apple devices

Transferring tabs is ideal if both devices are open and running the Chrome app. If you use the “Open Tabs” feature in the History section of Chrome, you can open tabs from your iPhone or iPad without touching them.

To use it from your Mac application, open the Chrome browser and click the “Menu” button. Here go to the “History” section. Here you will see the tabs for all your other devices. Click on a website to open it.

Open tabs from iPhone or iPad from History section of Chrome

You can also see all open tabs for a particular device in the History section of the menu (use the Chrome keyboard shortcut Command + Y). Here, choose the “Other devices tabs” option in the sidebar.

Tabs in the Other devices section in Chrome history

On your iPhone or iPad, you can access this feature from other devices in the tab switcher. Open the “Chrome” application on your iPhone or iPad and press the “Tabs” button.

Tap the Tabs button in Chrome

From the top of the screen, go to the “Devices” tab. Scroll down to see the open tabs for all your other devices. Select a web page to open it on your iPhone or iPad.

Select the Devices tab and open the tab

Want an easier way to organize all your open Chrome tabs on the Mac? You can use the Tab groups function to create different groups for the associated tabs.

RELATED: How to collapse and hide tab groups in Google Chrome

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