Best Way: Recover Deleted Safari History on iPhone from iCloud

Lisa OuUpdated by Lisa Ou / Jan 11, 2021 09:05

I cleaned up my Safari on iPhone. But now I am very regretful for deleting some important search history in Safari. Now it is very difficult to find those websites. How to recover deleted history on iPhone Safari?

With the built-in browsing app – Safari, Apple users can easily search the internet for various information. Some people may lose the important safari history on iPhone due to some reasons like iOS upgrading.

So, here comes a question.

Is it possible to recover deleted safri history on iPhone?

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It is entirely possible if you have backed up your iPhone with iCloud. You can simply restore all data from a backup file. But there is no way to view iCloud safari history and recover certain specific data from iCloud unless you have outside help.

Fonelab iPhone Data Recovery is a reliable helper. With FoneLab, you are able to extract deleted safari history from iCloud (check the 4th method) and it also allows you to preview the details before the recovery.

You may have similar question: how to restore safari bookmarks from iCloud.

It also helps you solve problems like how to recover deleted safari history on iPhone.

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With FoneLab for iOS, you will recover the lost/deleted iPhone data including photos, contacts, videos, files, WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat, WeChat and more data from your iCloud or iTunes backup or device.

  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before recovery.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.

1. How to Turn Off the Private Browsing Mode

While surfing the internet in private browsing mode, cookies are rejected, URLs are kept out of the browser history and never be recovered even with the iCloud or a third-party tool.

As a result, it is necessary to turn off the Private Mode of Safari browser if you tend to view the history on Safari often.

Firstly, please make sure whether you have set the Private Mode for Safari browser.

Step 1Go to the Safari app on iPhone and open it.

Step 2Look at the all the icons on the bottom and see what color are them.

iphone safari private mode

If the color is white, please follow the steps to close Private Mode.

Step 1Click on the icon of two overlapping squares on the bottom right of the page

Step 2Tap Private.

Step 3Tap "+" icon to open a new tab.

Then you will see these icons turn blue. That means the private browsing mode is closed.

2. How to View History on Safari

There is a trick on iPhone to find some deleted safari history under Settings. You can also see some old browsing data that has been removed from History there.

Step 1Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2Find and tap on Safari.

Step 3Scroll down the screen and tap Advanced.

Step 4Tap Website Data to view safari history.

click settings on the page

If you can’t find some history in Safari, this is the first trick worth a try.

3. How to Recover Deleted Safari History from iCloud

It’s so important to have an iCloud backup because it may be the last chance that you can recover the deleted safari history. If you have done so, you can take below steps.

Step 1Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2Tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings, then the iPhone will restart automatically.

Step 3Follow setup steps until you see the Apps & Data interface.

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Step 4Choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

Step 5Log in your iCloud account.

Step 6Look at the backup list and pick the most relevant to restore.

Step 7Wait for the recovery process to complete, it will take you minutes to an hour.

As you see, you have to erase all the existing data on your iPhone before the restoration. If you refuse to erase the existing data, please turn to the next method.

4. How to Extract Safari History from iCloud Backup with FoneLab

Using FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery, you can preview the content before the recovery so that the safari data recovery will be more selective.

In addition,

It is an effective way to recover safari history on iPad, recover iMessages and recover contacts on iPad.

FoneLab for iOS
FoneLab for iOS

With FoneLab for iOS, you will recover the lost/deleted iPhone data including photos, contacts, videos, files, WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat, WeChat and more data from your iCloud or iTunes backup or device.

  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before recovery.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.

Step 1At first, you need to download and install the software on your computer that has iTunes.

Step 2After the program launches automatically, select iPhone Data Recovery > Recover from iCloud Backup File on the interface.

Step 3Log into your iCloud account.

Tips: Is the Two-Factor authentication of your iPhone open? Please turn off Two Factor Authentication.

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Step 4You will get all your backup history, then choose one to scan.

Step 5The software will list the different types of data on the left. Click Safari History to preview details.

preview icloud safari history on fonelab

Step 6The content will be display on the right, the deleted items are marked in red, you can choose to show only the deleted items.

Step 7Tick the items you want and click Recover.

Just with a few clicks, you can extract safari history from an iCloud backup file.

More than that:

It also enables safari history to be recovered by scanning your iPhone device. All you need is a working iPhone instead of a backup file.

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

Please note that you must refrain from mass operation if you want to recover deleted safari history from the device directly. Any new data may overwrite the missing data, making it unrecoverable.

This software offers a 30-day trial. Why not free download onto your computer and give it a shot?

FoneLab for iOS
FoneLab for iOS

With FoneLab for iOS, you will recover the lost/deleted iPhone data including photos, contacts, videos, files, WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat, WeChat and more data from your iCloud or iTunes backup or device.

  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before recovery.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.
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