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
Is It Possible to Recover Deleted Safari History from iPhone
Yes. It is actually possible to recover deleted Safari history from your iPhone. iPhone saves data in a database known as SQLite. When you delete data on your device, the iPhone switches the data from “Allocated” to the “Unallocated” category but leaves it there. As soon as you add new data to the device, it is added to a space in the “Unallocated” category, overwriting data in that category. If the data is not overwritten (if you don’t add new data on to your iPhone), a third-party iPhone data recovery tool can access the “Unallocated” category of the SQLite database and retrieve the deleted data.
If you have backed up your device on iTunes or iCloud, you can simply restore your device from the backup (Check the 5th method). Actually, iTunes and iCloud can back up both existing and some deleted data, but you are unable to see the deleted data even when you restore the backup. In this case, a professional iPhone data recovery tool can help you preview the deleted Safari history in the backups (Check the first 3 methods we listed in the following text).
Please note that you must refrain from using your iPhone once you discover that you’ve lost some data. Any new data generated on the device may overwrite the missing data, making it unrecoverable. This article will share 6 ways to recover the deleted Safari history on iPhone.
6 Ways to Recover Safari History on iPhone
- Method 1: Recover Safari History from iPhone without Backup
- Method 2: Preview and Recover Deleted Safari History from iTunes Backup
- Method 3: Preview and Retrieve Deleted Safari History from iCloud Backup
- Method 4: Find Some Deleted Safari History under Settings
- Method 5: Restore Device from iTunes Backup
- Method 6: Restore Safari Bookmarks from iCloud
1. Recover iPhone Deleted Safari History without Backup
iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery tool can help you recover the deleted Sarari history even without backup or access the existing and delated data in your backups. Check out its features and follow the steps to get your Safari history back.
Key Features: (iOS 11.3 Supported)
- Recover 22+ file types such as photos, contacts, notes, text messages, WhatsApp messages, Viber messages and more.
- Allows you to preview the recoverable data and recover them selectively.
- Provides 4 recovery mode: Recover from iOS Device/iTunes Backup/iCloud Backup and Smart Recovery.
- New function: fix black screen/stuck on Apple logo and more iOS issues.
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".
Step 2. Choose the file type you need to recover and click "Next". Then connect your iPhone to the computer and the program will scan your iOS device.
Step 3. After the scanning, preview the specific Safari history and recover what you need. Then save them to your computer by choosing a folder on your computer to store them.
2. Preview and 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 are similar to recover from the iOS device.
Step 1. Select "Recover from iTunes Backup" and click "Start".
Step 2. Select Safari history as the file type you wan to recover and click on "Next".
On the next window, select the iTunes backup file that contains the deleted Safari History. Then click "Scan".
Step 3. Once it completes the scanning, you will be able to preview and recover the safari history you'd like to keep.
3. Preview and 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. Just use iMyFone D-Back to recover them with the following steps.
Step 1. Choose“Recover from iCloud Backup” mode and click "Start". Choose "Safari History" on the next window and click "Next".
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.
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".
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.
iMyFone D-Back makes it easy to recover not just Safari history but all other types of data from your iPhone quite easily such as text messages, contacts, video . The free trial version is available right now to help you scan and preview deleted data on your iPhone in minutes.
4. Find Some Deleted Safari History Under Settings
You can also use the mini trick on iPhone to find some deleted safari history 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 and you can find some of your deleted safari histories there.
5. Restore Device from iTunes Backup
Follow these simple steps to restore data to your iPhone from an iTunes backup.
Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. If a message asks you to “Trust This Computer”, follow the steps on your screen.
Step 2: Once the iPhone is connected to the computer, select it when it appears.
Step 3: Select “Restore Backup” and choose the most relevant backup by size and date.
Step 4: Click Restore and wait for the restore process to finish. If you had an encrypted backup, enter the password.
Step 5: Keep the device connected through the process and wait for the iPhone to sync with your computer.
6. Restore Safari Bookmarks from iCloud
You can also easily restore your Safari bookmarks and reading list via iCloud.com. Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1: Go to https://www.icloud.com/ and sign in. Click on the Gear icon to open the settings section.
Step 2: Click “Restore Bookmarks” in the advanced section
Step 3: You should see available versions listed by date and time. Click “Restore” to the right of the version you want to restore.
Wait for iCloud to finish restoring Safari Bookmarks and the reading list will appear on all your devices.