How to View & Recover Deleted Safari History on iPhone, iPad

Like most modern web browsers, the built-in Safari for iOS lets you easily access the Internet and keeps your browsing history so you can easily call up web pages to revisit a particular site on your iPhone or iPad. You can clear your browsing history for privacy purposes. But still, you may want to check deleted Safari history for other purposes. For example:

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“Pease help, how to find deleted history on iPhone or iPad? I let my children use my iPad Pro and when I try to look in history, it is empty. Is there any way I can retrieve deleted Safari history and track that they surfing safely? They must empty history when close the iPad.”

Want to ensure that your teenage son is visiting healthy websites, check what your partner is viewing online, or simply call up important web pages you previously visited? Well, fret no more, we're here to help you. In this article, we will talk about how to view and recover deleted Safari history on iPhone and iPad. Read on to get your answers, really quick and easy.

Way 1. Recover Deleted Safari History on iPhone/iPad Directly

The best and easiest way to view and recover deleted Safari history on iPhone or iPad is using a third-party data recovery tool – FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. With this powerful software, your can also recover deleted contacts on iPhone, as well as text messages, call history, WhatsApp, photos, notes, voice memos, and much more than you can even imagine. You can even preview the recoverable data before you move on to save them to your computer. It supports all popular iOS devices like iPhone 12, iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/7/6s/6 Plus, iPad and works well on iOS 14/13.


Here's how to recover deleted Safari history on iPhone without backup:

  1. Download the FoneGeek iPhone Safari History Recovery software onto your computer and install it.

  2. Run the program and choose "Recover Data from iOS Devices". Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using a USB cable.

  3. Once it is detected, choose "Safari History" and other file types you need to recover and click the "Scan" button to start the scanning process.

  4. After the scan, you can preview your complete Safari history details, both deleted and existing ones. Then pick the history you need and hit the "Recover to PC" button.

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Way 2. Recover Deleted Safari History from iPhone Backup

If you have backed your iPhone to iCloud or iTunes previously, you can restore deleted Safari history from the backups. Let's check how to recover deleted Safari history using iCloud or iTunes backup.

Option 1. Using iCloud Backup

  1. To do this, you'll need to go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings if you have an iPhone or iPad that is already set up.

  2. Then carefully follow the onscreen setup instructions until you see the Apps and Data screen.

  3. Pick the "Restore from iCloud Backup" option. Sign in to your iCloud account and select an iCloud backup file to restore the device.

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Option 2. Using iTunes Backup

  1. Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC that you used to back up your iPhone/iPad.

  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using a USB cable. Click on the device icon and choose "Restore Backup…".

  3. Pick the most appropriate backup that contains your deleted Safari history, and hit the "Restore" button.

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Restoring iPhone from iCloud or iTunes backup may lead to other data loss as all the data on your device will be permanently replaced by the data in the backups. That means any new data on your iPhone that hadn't backed up will be overwritten.

Way 3. How to Find Deleted Safari History from iPhone Settings

Did you know – you can even find deleted Safari history on your iPhone settings. Here is how you can do it:

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings and scroll down to find "Safari", click on it.

  2. In the Safari screen, scroll to the bottom and click on the "Advanced" tab.

  3. In the next section, click on the "Website Data" tap and you will find your deleted Safari history.

Way 4. Restore Deleted Safari History/Bookmarks from iCloud

Last but not the least, you can also recover deleted Safari history and bookmarks using iCloud. Follow the steps below:

  1. Go the iCloud official website and sign in using your Apple ID and password.

  2. In the Advanced section, click "Restore Bookmarks". The available versions will be listed by date and time.

  3. Hit the "Restore" button on the right of the version you wish to restore.

The Final Thought

So, now you know not just one but four ways to recover deleted Safari history on iPhone or iPad. Based on users' choice and reviews, we recommend using FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery solution as it is easy to use, safe for your device, and does not cause any data loss.

Saturday on Aug 29, 2020, 21:48:22 GMT / Post By FoneGeek to iPhone Recovery

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