Ignore this post if the 50+ tabs open in Chrome give you OCD. I have no shame admitting that my Android has seen days when there were 200+ tabs open. How do I keep track of all these? That’s not the question here (maybe I will teach you the trick another day).
What happened is I lost all those open tabs after my Android crashed last week. I was working on a project and doing the primary research with the bloody phone. Now, restoring the lost accounts looks relatively easy on the PC. But I needed to figure out how to do this reincarnation on Android.
I scraped the internet and found no real clue. I decided to bring out my tech-geek personality and find a solution on my own. Did it work? You bet it did. Being the bigger man, I am ready to give up the hack on how to restore ‘Open Tabs’ after the Android crash. Just follow the steps I say. Okay?
I Restored Lost ‘Open Tabs’ from Chrome
Getting back the tabs was literally no challenge for me. I just had to look into Chrome settings and found my button to succeed. Here’s what I did:
- I launched Google Chrome on my Android device.
- Next, I accessed the menu from the three-dot menu icon (If you don’t find it, look at the top-right corner)
- The “Recent Tabs” option was shining (not literally) there. I tapped on the restore tabs and boom! Everything that I’d ever lost was back. (No, it won’t bring back your ex). If you don’t find “Recent Tabs,” just look for “History.” Clicking it will do the magic.
N.B. Forget about those Tabs if you need to log into your account. Only Jesus can help you, then.
The Magic Works on Every Browser
I don’t use Google Chrome. What to do now? Should I say goodbye to those lost tabs?
Ah! Stop whining. The hack works on everything (Just name the browser), and the steps will be the same. Just so you don’t struggle, let me walk you through the process again.
- Launch Samsung Internet, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or whatever browser you use on your Android Smartphone.
- Look for the square icon. It can be at the top or bottom of the screen.
- Can you see “Recently Closed” or “History.”? Tap on it.
- Just click on the restore tabs or recent session, which will bring back the lost tabs.
Alert! This trick worked for me and most of my friends. Of course, if your browser is an attention seeker, be prepared to consult an expert. If you take my advice, just bookmark the important tabs when you open them. This way, no Android crash can eat up the lost data. You can even access the Tabs in the next life.