How to View History on Safari on iPhone 11

Often when people are concerned about the browsing history on their phone, they are interested in deleting it. However, that history can be useful. Use these steps to view your history in Safari on an iPhone 11.

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Touch the book icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the clock icon to view your history.

This article continues below with additional information and pictures of these steps.

When you are using the Safari Web browser on your iPhone 11 the browser will store a history of all the pages that you visit.

Having this history makes it much easier for you to return to a page that you have visited previously, as you can open that history and simply tap on the page that you would like to visit.

Our guide below will show you how to quickly locate your Safari iPhone history so that you can use it.

How to Find Your iPhone’s Safari History

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.6.1. These same steps will work on most other versions of iOS and most other iPhone models.

Step 1: Open the Safari Web browser.

open the Safari browser

Step 2: Touch the icon at the bottom of the screen that looks like an open book.

touch the book icon

Step 3: Select the tab at the top of the screen with a clock on it.

how to view history in Safari on an iPhone

You should now see your browsing history. You can tap on an item in that list to visit the page.

Note that Safari does not store your history for pages that you have visited while using Private Browsing. You can toggle between regular and private browsing by touching the Tabs icon (it looks like two overlapping squares) at the bottom of the screen and selecting the Private option.

Safari also does not store browsing history for other browsers on your iPhone, such as Chrome or Firefox. You would need to open those browsers to view their histories instead.

You can delete your Safari history by going to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data. This will also delete cookies and log you out of any accounts to which you are currently logged in.

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