I am using iOS 11.1 on both my iPad and iPhone and the bookmarks are missing. I have closed Safari and rebooted my device several times. I cleared my cookies as well and they are still gone. The folders I set up are still there and so is the history. The bookmarks are still there on an older iPad though and I just backed up to iCloud. I've looked through the forum and tried the suggestions although most are at least a year old, so reference a prior iOS. Anything newer for iOS 11.1?

You open Safari only to find that all your Safari bookmarks are gone. Could you have accidentally deleted them? The first thing you should do to ensure your phone is to check all the other apps and data on your iPhone. If they are working great and you're sure your device hasn't malfunctioned in some way, the problem may be just with the Safari.

If the Safari bookmarks on your iPhone running iOS 13/12/11 or old versions are gone and you don't know how it happened, this article will provide you with 3 possible solutions to this problem without affecting the other data.

Method 1. Restart the Safari App

It is the first thing you should do immediately after you find out your Safari bookmarks are missing. Close and restart the Safari app, not the iPhone.

Step 1. Tap on the home button to bring up all the apps.

Step 2. Tap on Safari app and slide it upward to close the app.

Step 3. Tap on Safari App and restart it.

Try to Reopen Safari App

Restarting Safari may not bear any fruits. Your Safari bookmarks might still be invisible. If that happens then you need to turn to the second accurate method.

Method 2. Hard Reset Your iPhone

A hard reset may also work, here's how to do it.

Step 1. Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button simultaneously for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

Step 2. Then you can let go of both buttons and your iDevice will restart in a few seconds.

Try to Reset Your iPhone

Method 3. Retrieve Deleted Safari Bookmarks Without Any Data Loss

iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery is a software that can recover lost or deleted safari bookmarks, voice memos, contacts, messages, call history etc from your iOS device with different iOS versions including the latest iOS 13/12.1/12/11.4. It could recover data types that you have lost in common situations. iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery software exhibits other features that are highlighted below.

Why Choose iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data recovery

  • Integrated with 4 recovery modes; Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS Device/iTunes/iCloud, which ensures high recovery rate.
  • Supports to recover data from iPhone without backup or recover from iTunes/iCloud backup for more than 20+ types of data.
  • Supports recovering data lost in situations like, deletion by mistake, formatting, factory reset, virus attack, jailbreak issues, etc.
  • Supports several iDevices such as iPhone XS (Max), iPhone X, iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, running iOS 13/12/11/iOS 11/10/9/8/7.

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Step to Recover Disappeared iPhone Bookmarks

The excellent thing about this software is that you can quickly recover Safari Bookmarks from your iPhone, iTunes backup file or iCloud Backup file. Once you have downloaded and installed the software here is quick guide on how to restore missing files.

Step 1. Select A Recovery Mode

When you first open the program, you need to select a recovery mode. To restore from iTunes choose "Restore from iTunes Backup", for iCloud select "Recover from iCloud Backup". In this case we will look at how to recover iPhone Sarafi bookmarks without backup. Therefore select "Recover from iOS Device".

Recover from iOS Device

Click "Start" and then choose the file types you want to recover in this case Bookmarks and then connect the iPhone to the computer.

 choose the file types to restore

Step 2. Scan Files

The program will detect your iPhone. (iPhone 11 Pro Max/XS/XR and iOS 13 is perfectly supported). From there click on Next button to begin the scanning process.

Scan Files

Step 3. Preview and Recover Bookmarks

When the scanning process is complete, the restored files will be displayed in the results page. Click under "Memos & Others" and select the Bookmarks you lost. Click "Recover" to save them.

 Preview and Recover Bookmarks

Congrats! You have recovered your missing bookmarks from iPhone.


Losing bookmarks should never worry you provided that you have installed iMyFone D-Back. You will be able to restore any supported file types within a few minutes. And just download it to have a try. If you have just installed the latest iOS 13/12.1/12/11.4, don't worry, this program is completely compatible with it.

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