4 Ways to Recover Safari History on iPhone without/from Backup

I have deleted the history of my Safari Web browser yesterday. Now I realize that I have lost some list of websites which are very important for me. Now it is very difficult to find those sites. That’s the reason why I want to recover the History. What should I do to get them back?

—— A user comment from Geekfori

If you accidentally deleted your Safari History, don’t worry, they are not permanently erased. The data can be recovered before they are replaced by new data. Safari keeps track of websites you visit, even if you delete them, there is still a chance to get them back. Here are a few solutions to try. This article will share 4 different ways to do it.


1 Recover iPhone Deleted Safari History without Backup

This is the easiest method on how to recover deleted history on iPhone Safari. All you need is to run the professional iPhone data recovery - iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Windows or iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Mac tool on your computer. And all the recovery work can be done by it. Check out its highly useful data recovery features and follow the simple steps to get your Safari history back.

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Steps to Recover Deleted Safari History from iPhone without Backup

Step 1. Download and install iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery. Select “Recover from iOS Device” and click "Start".

select Recover from iOS Device

Step 2. Choose the file type you need recover and click "Next".

choose file type

Then connect your iPhone to the computer and the program will scan your iOS device.

Connect your iPhone to the computer

Step 3. After the scanning, preview the specific Safari history and recover what you need. Then save them on your computer by choosing a folder on your computer to store them.

preview Safari history


2 Recover Safari History from iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone in iTunes regularly, you can also recover deleted Safari history from iTunes backup with the help of iMyFone D-Back. And the specific procedures is similar with recover from iOS device.

Step 1. Select "Recover from iTunes Backup" and click "Start".

select Recover from iTunes Backup

Step 2. Select Safari history as the file type you wan to recover and click on "Next".

select file type

On the next window, select the iTunes backup file that contains the deleted Safari History. Then click "Scan".

 Select a iTunes backup

Step 3. Once it completes the scanning, you will be able to preview and recover the safari history you'd like to keep.

 preview and recover the safari history


3 Retrieve Safari History from iCloud Backup

Provided you satisfy the necessary conditions for an iCloud automatic backup, it is very likely that your Safari history could be included in an iCloud backup file.

Use iMyFone D-Back to recover them in the following steps.

Step 1. Choose“Recover from iCloud Backup” mode and click "Start".

choose Recover from iCloud Backup

Choose "Safari History" on the next window and click "Next".

select data type

Step 2. Then you will need to log into your iCloud account. Please note that iMyFone D-Back will not leak out your account information.

log in iCloud

After that all the backup files will be displayed on the interface. Choose the backup file that may contain the wanted Safari history and click "Scan".

Choose the iCloud backup file

Step 3. When the scan is finished, you can preview all the recovered Safari histories. Choose the Safari history you want to retrieve and click on "Recover" button to save them to your computer.

Preview the Safari history

It is that simple! iMyFone D-Back makes it very easy to recover not just Safari history but all other types of data from your iPhone quite easily such as text messagescontactsvideo . The free trial version is available right now to help you scan and preview deleted data on your iPhone in minutes. Try it Today!

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4 Find Some Deleted Safari History Under Settings

You can also use the mini trick on iPhone to find some deleted safari hiestory under Settings.

1. Go to Settings on your device. Scroll down, find and click on Safari.

2. Scroll to the bottom, find and click on Advanced.

3. Click on Website Data option find some of your deleted safari history there.

 Find Some Deleted Safari History Under Settings

  • Will Haynes

    Will this method only display what the current phone has deleted, or also what other phones have removed using the same Internet connection?

    • Hello Will,

      If you choose “recover from iOS device” recovery mode, the software will display only content of the current iPhone. If you choose”recover from iTunes Backup” or “recover from iCloud backup” modes, it will display content in the local backup file or cloud file, no matter it belongs to whom. For example, it can also help your friend get some data back as long as he/she made a iTunes backup using your computer before. Have a nice day!

  • Janie

    Perfect! this was exactly what I needed. I was really confused and taking too long to figure it out. Should have found this article an hour ago and saved myself some time. I accidentally recovered everything. Is there an easy way to undo what I did? Thanks!

    • Hello Janie, if you have made iTunes/ iCloud backup recently. You can just restore your iPhone directly from a last backup file. You can also try iMyfone D-Back to help you preview and recover files selectively from iPhone or iPhone backup to computer.