Is there an action with a tap or a gesture that closes the current Safari tab and returns to the previous app?
If you click on a website link in many apps, it will open in Safari.
After returning to the site, this tab, which was actually meant for a quick glance at a website, will remain open indefinitely, even if I return to the app by clicking the "Back to app" button in the status bar.
While iOS13 introduced the option "Automatically delete tabs after the time", this does not solve the problem: It likes to remove tabs that I intentionally left open without removing the unwanted tabs immediately,
This is in stark contrast to Android, where pressing the back button on such a tab closes the tab and returns to the app in an interaction. Instead, if you return to the app using the app switcher, the tab remains. This allows a workflow where tabs are discarded by default at a glance. Keeping these tabs is also easy. So I'm looking for a way to reproduce this behavior on my iPad.
While much of the difference could be resolved through app design, the default behavior has a significant impact on the actual user experience.
Example: Kindle app
Kindle eBooks or magazines may contain links to websites. If you click on a link on Android, you can quickly take a look at it. If this was not worthwhile, you can quickly forget this by pressing the back button. On iOS, the tab is kept in Safari, which discourages the click in the first place.
Example: Feedly RSS Reader
For Feedly, it is often preferable for better formatting or, because of RSS feeds containing abstracts only, to open the link to the full article page. On Android, this is currently being delegated to a Chrome tab, using the back button behavior. IOS opens a Safari view, which is somewhat limited compared to the actual opening in Safari. For example, you can not manually correct the URL for bad RSS feeds or use bookmarks. While the software can be configured to open web pages directly in the Safari app, manually closing the tabs is unattractive.
The difference becomes important when the article's reading is interrupted and the Feedly app is closed in the background. If the tab in the browser remains open for later reading on Android, the Safari View on iOS is lost together with the status of the app and the article is marked as read, it will be difficult to find again.