[iPad Recovery] How to Retrieve Deleted Bookmarks in Safari

Valyn Hua

June 6, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Valyn Hua

When I cleaned up the Safari on iPad, some important bookmarks were deleted too. These bookmarks are the materials I got for a new book. How to restore deleted bookmarks from my iPad? Can someone help me? Thanks in advance.

Safari, the iPad built-in browser, is used to search on the internet. It also allows users to bookmark the webpage they like.


There are many reasons behind bookmarks loss such as accidental deletion, iOS update, system crash, etc.

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Here are some questions:

1. How to Bookmark in Safari on iPad

Open the website in Safari that you want to bookmark.

Click the Share button at the right top of the screen.

Tap Add Bookmark.

Look at the Location on the bottom of the dialog box, you can touch to choose Favorites or Bookmarks and tap Save.

bookmark webpage in safari on ipad

Then, you can go to Bookmarks or Favorites and find the added bookmarks. Just tap the icon like a book at the top left corner.

2. How to Recover Safari Bookmarks on iPad from iCloud

Backing up iPad with iCloud is necessary, especially when you lose your iPad. It is convenient to restore safari bookmarks from icloud.

Option 1. Recover iPad safari bookmarks from the iCloud website

This way works only the safari bookmarks were missing in less than 30 days.

If the automatic backup function on iPad is open, please follow the steps:

Access to the iCloud websitelink out.

On the interface, login to your iCloud account.

Click Settings icon at the right bottom.

Choose the Restore Bookmarks option under Advanced.

Check the date of each backup and pick the most relevant one to restore from.

recover bookmark on icloud website

Option 2. Recover iPad Safari Bookmarks from iCloud backup

This way is limited to that you have backed up your iPad to iCloud.

It can be a way to recover deleted safari bookmarks from iCloud.

Open Settings on your iPad.

Tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings, then the iPad will restart automatically.

Follow onscreen steps until you see the Apps & Data interface.

Choose Restore from iCloud Backup and enter your iCloud password.

Check the date and size of each backup and pick the most relevant from the backup list.

Wait for the recovery time to finish, it will take you minutes to an hour.

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3. How to Recover iPad Safari Bookmarks from iTunes

Similarly, It requires that you have backed up your safari bookmarks with iTunes before.

As an experienced user, you may be familiar with this way. Because iTunes is often used to manage the iOS data.

There is a faster way to restore safari bookmarks from iTunes.

Open iTunes on the computer which has the backup files.

Connect your device to your computer with USB cable.

Click File > Device > Restore from Backup.

Choose one to restore from the list of backup history.

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4. How to Recover Deleted Bookmarks in Safari from iPad

As you see, there are many limitations using the above methods.

If you don’t want that the current data are replaced by the selected backup;

If you don’t have any backup;

If you only want to recover safari bookmarks rather than all data on iPad.

No problem,

Fonelab – iPhone Data Recovery can meet your needs.

Learn more about how to check deleted history on iPhone with FoneLab.

This software is a program specializing in iOS data recovery. Besides safari bookmarks, It can also recover safari history, photos, contacts, notes, etc.

It is also available to recover deleted safari history on iPad.


It offers three iPad recovery modes that you can recover safari bookmarks by directly scanning your iPad, or extracting iTunes backup or iCloud backup.

Let’s see how to recover safari bookmarks from device directly.

Firstly, free download and install this software on your computer which has the latest version of iTunes. Both PC and Mac versions are available for you.

Once the installation is complete, it will launch automatically.

Choose iPhone Data Recovery > Recover from iOS device.

Connect your iOS device to the computer with USB cable.

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As long as it’s connected successfully, all the data on your device will be analyzed and scanned by the software.

After the scan process is complete, the scanning result will be displayed on the left in categories.

Click on Safari Bookmark to preview the details. The deleted items are marked in red. You can turn on Only Display the Deleted Items button.

preview ipad bookmark

Check the items that you want to recover and then click Recover.

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The recovered bookmarks are saved to your computer in the format of HTML.

If your device can’t work properly, you can extract iPad backup with Fonelab. Just choose Recover from iCloud Backup Files or Recover from iTunes Backup Files according to your need.

Whatever, you can free download and have a try.

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