4 Methods to View and Recover Deleted Safari History on iPhone/iPad

I am trying to restore my Safari history and it has been suggested that I restore the history or bookmark .plist but I cannot find them. How do I retrieve my Safari history on iPhone? Is it even possible? Thanks

The built-in web browser on iPhone is called Safari, with which users do not need to install other web browsers from App store. After searching the internet with Safari, it usually keeps the browser history and bookmarks for picking up what has been read. The Safari history is easy to be erased and deleted. But under certain circumstances, you may wish to view and recover the deleted browser history to check whether your child was browsing healthy websites or to get back important info on iPhone. The good news is that you have great chance to recover deleted Safari history/bookmarks on iPhone. If you quickly read this post, you’ll get 4 solutions for what you need.

1. View and Recover Web History from Mini Trick of Safari

Before you try any other methods listed below, work at this way first. It is the most convenient and efficient choice.

Step 1. Go to Settings on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

Step 2. Scrolled through all the options from the Settings and click on Safari.

Step 3. Find the Advanced option on the bottom and tap on it.

Step 4. Choose the Website Data and you’ll view the deleted domain of the website history.

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2. Preview and Recover Safari History on iPhone without Backup

If there is no any backup, FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is highly recommended to you. As the World's 1st iPhone and iPad data recovery software, it has helped tens of thousands iOS users find the deleted data. What makes it become so popular? The answer is its reliability and function. It provides 3 recovery modes for users: Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup, Recover from iCloud Backup, which means that it is powerful enough to scan deleted iOS data, preview almost all the content of iTunes/iCloud backup and download them on computer. The data types include messages, contacts, photos, videos, safari history, notes, WhatsApp messages, Viber, etc.


Follow the steps below to recover deleted safari history on iPhone:

Step 1. Connect the Device to Computer

To start with, run the program on your computer and launch it. Using an USB cable to get your iPhone connected with computer, and it will be automatically recognized by this program. Choose “Recover from an iOS Device” and tap on Start Scan button which is on the bottom.

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Step 2. Recover Deleted Safari History

The canning process will be initiated. Just take it easy to wait for the deep scan of your iPhone data. Do not disconnect your iPhone during the scanning process. After the scan, click ‘Safari History’ from the category list to view deleted safari history. If you want, you can also click ‘Recover’ button to save the deleted safari history to computer.

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3. Recover Deleted Web History from iCloud

Users are allowed to recover only Safari history from icloud.com as long as they had backed up the data with iCloud. But one of the drawbacks is that only the deleted Safari history within the last 30 days can be retrieved.

Step 1. Sign into icloud.com from the browser using your iCloud account.

Step 2. Navigate to "Advanced Settings" and scroll down to click "Restore Bookmark" .

Step 3. Choose the bookmarks you want and click on Restore.

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4. Restore iPhone Safari History from iTunes/iCloud backup

If you happened to have an iTunes or iCloud backup, restoring calendar from iTunes/iCloud backup is also one of the feasible choice. Here is a warm prompt for you: Make a full backup of your current iPhone data before taking this measure, as all of the existing files are very likely to be overwritten after restoring from iTunes/iCloud backup.

Step 1. Launch Settings and click on ”General”, scroll down to tap on “Reset” and select “Erase All Content and Settings”.

Step 2. Power up your iPhone and the Hello screen appears. Follow the instructions to reset your iPhone until you reach the page of Apps & Data.

Step 3. You can choose to “Restore from iTunes Backup” or “Restore from iCloud Backup”. Then log in with your Apple ID to proceed.

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By Joan J. Mims

Posted on May 05, 2018, 18:41:39

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.