How to View Deleted Safari History on iPhone/iPad Safely and Easily

"I think my girlfriend removes some of my important browsing history from my iPad Mini 3… Is there any way for me to recover deleted Safari history?"
"I want to see what my husband has deleted off of his iPhone… I just want to know if my suspicions are yet again true. So how to view deleted history on iPhone?"

Nobody wants his/her privacy is disclosed.

Therefore, it becomes a habit of deleting browsing history on iPhone.

However, if you regret your deletion, is there any way to view and find back the deleted history?


This page collects 4 ways to help you view deleted history on iPhone, iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6/5/4 supported.

View Deleted History on iPhone

Part 1. How to view deleted history on iPhone (iOS 12 supported)

The first way with Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery, is the highly recommended way, because it helps you to view, check and recover deleted history from iPhone, including private browsing history on computer.

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Step 1. Download iPhone Data Recovery

Free download and install the software on your Windows or Mac computer. Launch it and choose "iPhone Data Recovery" on its main interface. Thus, you will locate in the default "Recover from iOS Device" page.

Fonelab Main Interface

Step 2. Connect iPhone to your computer

Plug your iPhone or iPad into the computer. Since you want to recover deleted Safari history on iPhone without backup, you do not need to change into other pages. Once the program recognizes your smart phone, the device name will show on the main interface automatically.

Recover from IOS Device

Step 3. Find deleted Safari history on iPhone

All recoverable data types display in categories in the left panel. During this time, choose "Safari History" to access all your existing and deleted Safari history. You can select the certain one and preview its detail information in the right side of the screen. Well, turn on "Only display the deleted item(s)" option on the top if necessary. Just mark before items you want to recover.

At last, click “Recover” button on the lower right corner to finish the process. The recovery history will be exported as HTML, and you can view them on your browser on computer.

Preview Deleted Text Messages

The following methods are aiming at seeing incognito history on iPhone. If you want to see incognito history on computer, just visit it here.

Part 2. How to check/view deleted history (sites) in Settings

Another free option for you to view deleted history is iPhone Settings. However, you are only allowed to see the deleted history from sites, not from separate pages.

Step 1: Turn on your Apple device and head to "Settings" app.

Step 2: Scroll down to find and click "Safari", then you can enter into its private page.

Step 3: Choose "Advanced" option at the bottom of Safari page.

Step 4: Click "Website Data" to view deleted history on iPhone settings directly.

So as you can see that, the common settings only protect your privacy in some extent. For protecting your privacy, you need to delete incognito history permanently.

View Deleted History on iPhone Settings

You cannot view deleted history, even incognito history on iPhone Safari if someone clear out cookies, data and cache.

Part 3. How to restore and view deleted history via iTunes

If you have backed up iPhone data, you will be given the chance of viewing deleted history by restoring iPhone, because iTunes backs up history on iPhone. (Check here to see what data iTunes backs up?)

Step 1: Update iTunes to the latest version.

Step 2: Connect iPhone to computer with a lightning USB cable.

Step 3: Choose your iPhone or iPad icon to enter into iTunes summary page.

Step 4: Click “Restore iPhone…” option and select the latest iTunes backup file.

Step 5: Choose “Restore” to confirm and start to recover deleted Safari history on iPhone and iPad.

Recover Deleted History from iPhone with iTunes

Be aware that it will overwrite other files that you had not backed up.

Part 4. How to recover and see deleted history in iCloud

This is the last way for you to see the deleted history from iCloud backup, if you did backup iPhone to iCloud before.

Surely, you will have to bear all your existing data replaced with iCloud backup.

Step 1: Head to "Settings" app and choose "General" option.

Step 2: Select “Reset” and then click "Erase All Content and Settings".

Step 3: Do as the on-screen instruction tell to erase your iOS device. (Here, your iPhone will be restored to factory settings, so you had better backup iPhone to external hard drive for data safety.)

Step 4: Select “Restore from an iCloud Backup” on your screen.

Step 5: Choose the most relevant iCloud backup to recover and view deleted Safari history on iPhone.

View Deleted History on iPhone with iCloud Backup


This page collects the best 4 ways to view and recover deleted history on iPhone. You can recover and see deleted history on iPhone from iTunes and iCloud backup, but you have to wipe all existing data with backup replaced. Still, you are able to see the deleted history by sites not by pages. The easiest way is using Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery to view and recover deleted history, including the private browsing history on iPhone directly. Moreover, it will recover the deleted history on computer without overwriting existing files.

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