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iPhone 101: How to view your Safari browsing history on your iPhone or iPad


Like most modern web browsers, Safari for iOS stores your browsing history so you can call up web pages that you previously visited on your iPhone or iPad. The feature is easy to access and works with any open Safari page on your device.

  1. Open Safari for iOS on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Press and hold the back arrow button on the far left hand side of the bottom tool bar.
  3. Your browser history menu will appear on the screen. From here, you can tap on a link to open it.

Safari for iOS

If you use iOS 7 and have multiple windows/tabs open, you can view each window's browser history by tapping the "multiple pages" icon in the bottom right of the tool bar and then selecting the target page to open it. When it is open, you can press and hold the back bottom to view the history of that particular session.

This only works for open tabs that originate on your device. If you use iCloud, you may be able to see pages that are open on another iOS device or Mac. Opening an iPad window from your iPhone, for example, does not allow you to view the history of that iPad browsing session.

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