Best iPhone Safari History Recovery: Recover iPhone Safari History


Sep 05, 2019 14:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

I like searching on the internet on my iPhone, even when I am shopping, working, travelling, or simply when in search of entertainment. So I have tons of Safari histories. I wanted to delete Safari history and clear cookies on iphone Safari. I did so indeed. But now I am very regretful for deleting some of the Safari search histories. Does anyone know how to get Safari back on iPhone?

iPhone users can easily search on the internet with the built-in Safari app. And it’s also very convenient to add and save Safari bookmarks when using iPhone to browse webpage.

Safari search history


Some people may lose all Safari browser history due to certain reasons like mistakenly deleting, iOS upgrading, system crashed, broken device, water damaged iPhone and other unknown reasons.

What’s worse,

Some of them even don’t have the chance to backup iPhone to a computer or iCloud before data loss. Is there any possibility to get them back in this case?

The answer is of course yes.

There are 4 ways...

1. View Safari History in iPhone Settings

The first trick which worth a try is view deleted safari history in iPhone Settings, but they may not be the history you have deleted.

Go to the Settings on your iPhone home screen.

Find Safari and tap on it.

Scroll down to tap Advanced.

Tap Website Data to view safari history.

Please note that, If you cleared up cookies, cache and other data, you couldn't find any data here. So, How you can get these deleted safari history?

2. Restore Lost Safari Bookmarks from iCloud

iCloud is a helpful tool to backup and restore iOS data for Apple users. It is convenient that you can save your data on iCloud to prevent data loss, and restore your data if you have backed up them before.

So how to recover safari bookmarks form iCloud?

Option 1. iCloud Advanced Settings

Please keep in mind:

This method works only the safari history or bookmark were missing in less than 30 days. Let's move on...

Visit icloud.comLink out icon and sign in your iCloud account.

Click Settings on the page

Go to Advanced Settings and then select Restore Bookmark.

Restore bookmark

Choose the bookmark file you want to restore and then click Restore.

You might be wondering:

Is there any way to recover deleted safari history were deleted more than 30 days?

Of course.

Option 2. iCloud Backup Files

If you have backup file which including your safari history or bookmark, you can recover your data from these backup files no matter how long you have deleted the data.

Below is the simple demonstration.

Reset your iPhone to factory settings through: Settings > GeneralReset, then choose Erase All Content and Settings.

Reset iPhone

Enter your passcode and confirm again.

On the Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup.

Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

You may be interested in how to recover safari history if you have an iTunes backup file rather than iCloud.

3. Restore Lost Safari Bookmarks from iTunes

It requires that you have backed up your safari data with iTunes before. It is not difficult for iTunes users, because they use iTunes to manage their iOS data in their daily life. There is a fast way to recover safari bookmarks from iTunes backup.

Launch iTunes on the computer which you have backed up iPhone data before, connect device onto the computer.

Click the devie icon after it appears, then Summary from the left panel.

click summary

lick Restore Backup.

Choose backup file and confirm again.

Above-mentioned Apple ways to recover iPhone Safari data will restore all iPhone backup data and overwrite the new data on your iPhone. If you want to recover iPhone safari data selectively without data loss, you will need a third-party iPhone data recovery tool.

4. Restore Lost Safari Bookmarks with FoneLab

FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery is a program specializing in iPhone Safari History Recovery. It can also recover photos, messages, contacts, notes, app and documents.


It offers three iPhone recovery modes according to your need. So you can recover browsing history by directly scanning your iPhone, or extracting iTunes backup or iCloud backup.

Then how to recover deleted bookmarks and search history with this program?

Let’s see how it performs.

Free download the trial version of FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and have a try now.

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Option 1. Recover Safari history from the iOS device directly

Launch the data recovery software right after it is downloaded and installed. And then connect your iOS device to the computer.


As long as it’s connected successfully, your device will be analyzed by the software. Then you can choose Recover from iOS device for scanning your iPhone or iPad.

anylyzing device

After the scan process is complete, the scanning result will be displayed on the left in categories. Click on Safari Bookmark in order to preview the details. Check those items that you want to recover and then click Recover.

Option 2. Retrieve Safari history and bookmarks from iTunes backup

If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes before deleting iPhone Safari history, you can choose this option to retrieve them.

Select the second way Recover from iTunes Backup File to start scanning.

The iPhone recovery software will show all the iTunes backup files in the table after scanning. What you need to do is choose one of them and click Start scan.

Scan iTunes Backup

Click Safari Bookmark and preview them in details. Then click Recover to save the items you want to extract to your computer.

Option 3. Get back the deleted browsing history form iCloud backup

Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File and sign in to iCloud by entering your Apple ID and password.

Login iCloud

All iCloud backup files will be showed on the table, select one of them and download it. Ensure the network is connected while the backup file is downloading. The program will automatically scan the downloaded file afterwards.

Scan iTunes Backup

Retrieve browsing history and bookmarks. Click Safari Bookmark on the left column and preview the contents in details. Then choose the ones you intend to regain and click Recover to save them on your computer.

That's the whole process, as you can see, the software helps you restore iPhone data or extract data from iCloud selectively and easily.

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