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How to View History on Safari in 4 Easy Steps

How to View History on Safari in 4 Easy Steps
Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

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Safari is a fast and safe web browser that Apple created. Although Safari is the default browser on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, it is also available for Windows.

Sometimes you may want to access your browsing history. You can use the history to find a website you visited in the past. Or it could be used to keep track of your searches which can be beneficial on a family computer with younger children using the internet.

The process of viewing your search history and data varies a little between computer and mobile devices. Let’s look at the steps you need to take to view your browsing history on Safari for both options.

How to View History on Safari on Mac and Windows Computers

Below are the steps to view your browsing history on a computer.

Step 1: Launch Safari

Launch Safari by clicking on the Safari icon in your dock on Mac or your desktop or taskbar if using Windows.

Step 2: Navigate to the Top Safari Menu

Navigate to the top of the screen and wait for the Safari menu to appear. 

Step 3: Click on ‘History’

Now you can click on the ‘History’ tab.

Step 4: View Recent Site or Click on ‘Show All History’

You will see a list of the most recent websites opened on your Safari browser in the drop-down list. If you need to go further back, click on ‘Show All History’ at the top of the list.

How to View History on Safari on iPad or iPhone

Now we give the steps to follow to view your Safari browsing history on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: Open the Safari App

Launch the Safari app from your iPad or iPhone.

Step 2: Tap the Book Icon

Tap on the book icon at the bottom right of your screen. This will bring up your search history.

*Note: Mac keeps a record of your browsing history and data for up to one year, whereas iPad and iPhone only store the history for one month. You can manually clear this history at any time.

Easily Keep Track of Your Search History

Now that you know how to view your search history in Safari, you can keep track of your favorite pages easily. This will make finding websites you visited before much easier.

If you are considering other browsers, you can also look at Google Chrome and Firefox.

Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

I live in South Africa, Cape town, as a father of two children. I've been gaming almost all my life, with plenty of experience writing reviews and articles on the latest titles. With 15 years of experience in local government performing Facilities Management functions, I moved towards becoming CEO of my own company, Celenic Earth Publications, which serves to publish author's books, including my own. I'm a published author of horror and fantasy novels, while I also dabble in game and movie scriptwriting.

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