The main point of browsing in incognito mode is to avoid saving any history or any data from the websites you visit. But what if you want to find the history and other data that you may have used while in incognito mode? Well, there are ways to recover data on your device, even data that was not means to be shared with others.

Having a backup of the data on your device even in incognito mode can help you recover the data by simply restoring the backup. But restoring a backup does have its disadvantages, the main of which being the fact that you can lose the new data on the device permanently. So you may wonder a way which can recover incognito history without restoring backups and here are the solutions.

1. Recover Incognito History by Scanning Your聽iPhone

One of the easiest ways to get your incognito history from your iPhone is to use a data recovery tool to scan the iPhone and find the history on the device. But not all data recovery tools can be useful in this regard. One of the best is iMyFone D-Back for the simple reason that it can be used to scan an iPhone and recover different types of data in the shortest time possible.

D-Back鈥檚 features in essence allow you to easily recover data from your device even if you don鈥檛 have a backup for this data. At the same time, you can use D-Back to extract data from an iTunes or iCloud backup file. In this way, you can also easily view the contents of an iTunes or iCloud backup and then extract the data from the backup.

To use D-Back to scan the iPhone for the missing data, download and install the program on computer and then follow these steps:

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1.1 Recover Incognito History from iPhone Directly without Backup

Step 1. From the main window on the program, select 鈥淩ecover from iOS Device鈥 and then click 鈥淪tart鈥. Next, connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and wait for the program to recognize the device. Click 鈥淣ext鈥.

connect your device

Step 2. In the next window, select the type of data you would like to recover. If you want to recover all data, ensure 鈥淪elect All鈥 is checked. Click 鈥淪can鈥 to continue.

select data types

Step 3. Once the scanning process is complete, select the files you want to recover in the results page and then click 鈥淩ecover鈥 to save the to your computer. You can click 鈥淪how only Deleted Files鈥 to filter the results.

preview Safari history

Like we mentioned before, it is also possible to use D-Back to extract data from an iCloud and iTunes backup. D-Back scans the backup to find the data you need and allows you to simply scan the backup.

1.2 Extract Missing Incognito History from iTunes Backup

If you do have an iTunes backup, but do not want to restore it using the official way, then you can follow the steps within this section:

Step 1. Select 鈥淩ecover from iTunes Backup鈥 in the main window and then click 鈥淪tart鈥.聽Select the most relevant backup file from the list of backups in the next window and click 鈥淣ext鈥.

Select iTunes Backup

Step 2. Proceed to choose the type of data you would like to recover and then click 鈥淪can鈥.

select file types

Step 3. Finally, choose the files you want to recover from the results page and then click 鈥淩ecover鈥 to save them to your computer.

 preview and recover the safari history

1.3 Extract Missing Incognito History from iCloud Backup

If you do not want to erase all data and settings of your device to restore an unknown iCloud backup, you cannot miss this option:

Step 1. Choose 鈥淩ecover from iCloud Backup鈥 and click 鈥淪tart鈥.聽Sign in to iCloud to access the iCloud backup files.

Fill in your iCloud account

Step 2. Once signed in, select a backup file from the list and then click 鈥淣ext鈥 to allow the program to download and scan the file.

Select iCloud Backup

Step 3. Then, in the next window, choose the type of data you need聽and click 鈥淪can鈥 to continue.

Select the files you wish to recover

Step 4. You should then see all the files in that backup file in the next window. Select the ones you would like to recover and then click 鈥淩ecover鈥. Choose a location on computer to save them. You can then transfer the recovered data back on the device.

Preview the Safari history

1.4 Advantages of using D-Back to Scan iPhone, iTunes or iCloud Backup

  • It has been recommended by聽CNET,聽techradar,聽PCWorld聽and other professional websites.
  • You can recover incognito history from iPhone without backup or restoring.
  • You can view incognito history in your iTunes/iCloud backup before restoring or recovering.
  • D-Back performs a deep scan of your iPhone or backup file to find both available and deleted data on the device or the backup file. The scan is complete and gives an accurate assessment of the data on the device.
  • D-Back can scan up to 22 different types of data which means that you can recover nearly every type of data on your device such as photos,聽contacts, messages,聽voice memo, notes and etc.
  • It is easy for non-tech users to handle with clear instructions and interface.
  • It is compatible with all iOS devices and iOS versions.
  • Many users send us the feedback of their experience.


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2. Check the Settings

You might also be able to find some of your incognito history on your iPhone鈥檚 settings. Here鈥檚 the steps of this free method:

Step 1: Open the settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Scroll down to find Safari and then tap on it to open the 鈥淪afari鈥 settings.

Step 3: Here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and then click on 鈥淎dvanced鈥.

Step 4: In the next window, you should see 鈥淲ebsite Data鈥 tap on it and you should see some of your deleted history listed here.

check safari website data from settings

3. Check Recently Deleted Folder for Incognito History Data

The 鈥淩ecently Deleted鈥 folder stores your recently deleted photos and notes for up to 30 days. You can go to the 鈥淩ecently Deleted鈥 folder to recover photos and notes that you may have accidentally deleted聽within the incognito history. Here鈥檚 how it works聽for free:

Step 1: Launch the 鈥淧hotos App鈥 on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Tap on 鈥淎lbums鈥 located at the bottom right of the screen.

Step 3: Tap on 鈥淩ecently Deleted.鈥 You may have to swipe up and down to find the folder.

Step 4: To select a number of photos to recover, tap 鈥淪elect鈥 at the top of the screen and then tap on each photo that you want to recover. The photos are notes recovered this way will be placed back on your photos or notes app.


We really hope all the above methods can truly help you, so feel free to leave your comments below for us and other readers.