4 Ways to See or Search History on iPhone

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Do you want to view or search history on your iPhone? Maybe you worry that someone may have been using your device without your permission and you want to see what they have been looking for. Whatever the reason, there are several ways you can gain access to your history on your iPhone. In this tutorial, we share with you 4 ways to gain access to the history.

Option #1: Use an iPhone Data Recovery Tool to See History on iPhone

One of the best ways to see your search history is to use a data recovery tool. With the right tool, you can easily go through thousands of deleted data on iPhone. iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery tool is designed to help you find the deleted data on your device. It will scan your device deeply for the data you need (we will show you how to do that shortly) and then display the data on a results page that allows you to preview and select the data before recovery. It can do this with up to 22 different types of data including Safari history, call history, SMS, photos, videos, notes, WhatsApp, Viber, Kik and more.

To use D-Back to view the history on iPhone, you need to first of all download and install the program to your computer. Launch it and then follow these simple steps;

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Step 1: From the main window on the program, select “Recover from iOS Device” and then click “Start.”Next, connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and wait for the program to recognize the device. Click “Next”.

connect your device

Step 2: In the next window, select the type of data you would like to recover. Click “Scan” 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 “Recover” to save the to your computer. You can click “Show only Deleted Files” to filter the results which could be ideal if some of the webpages have been deleted.

select data types

Using iMyFone D-Back is a simple and very effective way to see your history. But there are other ways to do it. The following are just some of them.

Option #2: Check Settings

It is possible to find your browsing history right on your iPhone’s settings. Here’s how to do that;

  • Step 1: Open the settings on your iPhone
  • Step 2: Scroll down to find Safari and then tap on it to open the “Safari” settings.
  • Step 3: Here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and then click on “Advanced.”
  • Step 4: In the next window, you should see “Website Data” tap on it and you should see some of your deleted history listed here.

Check Settings

Option #3: Check Browser History on Safari

With the modern version of Safari in iOS, Safari history is searchable. This means that you can easily locate any websites that you had previously visited. Here’s how to do it;

  • Step 1: Open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad and then tap on the bookmarks/history button. It looks like the open book icon.
  • Step 2: Tap on the Book tab and then go to the History section.
  • Step 3: At the top of the History section, tap on the search box marked “Search History”
  • Step 4: Type in the search term for the history you want to find in the search box and Safari will begin to populate the search results.
  • Step 5: If you tap on one of the populated results, Safari will open the page or website immediately.

Check Browser History on Safari

Option #4: Check Recently Deleted Folder on Photos and Notes App  

You may also be able to find some of your history in either the notes recently deleted folder or the photos recently deleted folder. The “Recently Deleted” folder holds all of the Notes or Photos that you have deleted in the past 30 days. If you can locate them in the “Recently Deleted” folder, you have a chance to get them back. Here’s how to recover data from a “Recently Deleted” folder (we are using photos as an example.)

  • Step 1: Launch the “Photos App” on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Step 2: Tap on “Albums” located at the bottom right of the screen
  • Step 3: Tap on “Recently Deleted”
  • Step 4: To select a number of photos to recover, tap “Select” at the top of the screen and then tap on each photo that you want to recover.
  • Step 5: Tap “Recover” on the bottom right of the screen and then confirm that you want to recover the photos you have selected.

Check Recently Deleted Folder on Photos and Notes App

You can do the same with your recently deleted notes as well. But it is equally as important to remember to back up your data to make it easier to come back to the history when you need them. D-Back can make it very easy for you to see and search all the recoverable history on your iPhone.  

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