How to View Deleted Safari History on iPhone (iOS 12 Supported)

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Q 1. How to See Deleted Safari on My iPhone?

As the default browser on iOS devices and Mac computers, Safari is the most commonly used browser. It stores our browsing history, making it easy to pick up where we left off. Although browsing history is very important and useful, it is not uncommon to accidentally delete Safari history on the iPhone or iPad.

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This article will show you 4 ways to combat this problem if you find that you have accidentally lost some of Safari private browsing history or safari bookmark after upgrading to iOS 12/11.3 or other reasons. There are both pros and cons of each method, so do not miss the comparision table of them.

4 Ways to View Deleted Safari History with/without Backup

Way 1. View Deleted Safari History for Free without Backup

If you don't have any backup for your deleted Safari history, you can use one third-party data recovery tool to view your deleted data. iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery is an excellent tool which can view and get deleted Safari history back easily.

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Key Features:

  • You can view deleted safari history from iPhone without backup.
  • It can selectively or fully recover safari history from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • It can recover safari history without affecting your current data on iPhone.
  • It will recover safari history without restoring.
  • You are allowed to view safari history within iTunes/iCloud backup whenever you want.
  • You can even preview the files that are recoverable with free trial version before you begin the recovery process.
  • Compatible with almost all iOS devices and versions including iPhone XR, XS, XS Max and iOS 12.
  • It supports over 18+ files, such as photos, text messages, WhatsApp messages, contacts, etc.
  • It uses four different recovery modes to find data and recover quickly.

Windows version    Mac version

Step 1.Connect Your iPhone to Begin

Run the program on your computer, click "Recover from iOS Device" and then choose the file type you need to recover after you click "Start" button. Connect your iPhone to the computer. iMyFone D-Back will detect your iPhone and ask for your permission to scan the all the Safari history on your iPhone, of course, including those deleted ones.

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Step 2.Select the Type of Data to Scan

Here we should check "Safari History". And then click "Scan". With accurate selection, iMyFone D-Back saves time by scanning only for your Safari history. Depending on the amount of data on the device, the scanning process might take some time.

Note: iMyFone D-Back can scan your iPhone running iOS 12/11.3 and other earlier versions without any obstacle.

select data types

Step 3.Preview and Recover Lost Safari History

After the scan, iMyFone D-Back will list all the recoverable Safari history. You can browse all of them or only the deleted ones. Then select the ones you want and click "Recover" to choose a folder on your computer to save them.

preview safari history

Windows version    Mac version

Note

iMyFone D-Back also supports to open and view iTunes/iCloud bakcups which official Apple cannot do.

Way 2. View Deleted Safari History from iPhone Settings Directly

You might be lucky enough to find your browsing history right on your iPhone's settings. Try the following.

  1. Head to Settings from your iPhone screen.
  2. Scroll down the screen and find Safari, tap on it .
  3. At the Safari page, scroll to the bottom and tap on the Advanced option.
  4. Go to the next section and find Website Data. Tap on it and you will find some of your deleted browser history listed there.

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Way 3. View Deleted Safari History on iPhone Using iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes regularly, you might be able to get the deleted Safari history back by restoring the backup. Here's how.

  1. Open iTunes, click on iPhone icon and select Restore Backup...
  2. Select the backup file contains your deleted Safari history, and click the button Restore.

But be warned that restoring a backup may lead to data loss as all the data on the device will be permanently replaced by the data in the backup. Anything you hadn't backed up will be overwritten.

restore safari history from itunes backup

Way 4. View Deleted Safari History on iPhone Using iCloud Backup

You can check your iCloud backup status by going to Settings > iCloud > Backup. To use this method, please ensure that the iCloud backup has been activated.

  1. Go to Settings → General → Reset → Erase All Content and Settings.
  2. Follow the Setup Screen instructions and then choose "Restore from an iCloud Backup." Choose an iCloud backup file to restore the device.

 recover deleted safari history from icloud backups

Review of The above Four Ways to View Deleted Safari History on iPhone

 
via D-Back
via iPhone settings
via iTunes
via iCloud
Selectively view and check deleted Safari history
yes
yes
Fully view and check deleted Safari history
yes
yes
Check and view deleted Safari history from iTunes backup
yes
   
Check and view deleted Safari history from iCloud backup
yes
     
Recover deleted Safari history without restoring
yes
     
No storage limitation
yes
 
yes
only 5GB free storage
Free
not totally free, but with free trial version
 
yes
yes

There are also many reviews from D-Back users. Here is one you can check below:

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Conclusion

Now you get four ways on how to view the deleted Safari history on iPhone after iOS 12/11.3 update. Most of them are free, even iMyFone D-Back offers the free trial version for users to confirm whether they can retrieve deleted Safari history iPhone or not.

Recently some iPad users have a frequently asked question "Is there a way to recover deleted browser history on ipad after erase?". When it comes to this, you should know that although it is hard to recover, it is still worth of trying some methods to have a check. Just try them all and get the most suitable for you.

Windows version    Mac version