How to restore Mac Safari bookmarks and history after iCloud sync?

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  1. macrumorsuser10 macrumors 6502

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    I have various Safari bookmarks on my iPhone. I got a new Mac laptop, and when I enabled iCloud on the Mac, all the bookmarks, favorites, history, etc. from my iPhone were copied over to my Mac. I did NOT want that.

    How do I restore the bookmarks, favorites, history, etc. that I formerly had on my Mac?

    I am using iOS 10 and Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra).
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    Go into System Preferences > iCloud and clear the check box for "Safari" to stop it from syncing. As for restoring what was there previously, presumably that was nothing (since it's a "new Mac laptop") so you can delete what's there after you've turned off sync.
     
  3. macrumorsuser10 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do I do this on my iPhone or on my Mac?

    I would like to share bookmarks between this iPhone and any new iPhone I may buy in the future.

    I did have some bookmarks. In particular, I had some "favorites" (when opening a new tab). Now, it shows the favorite and bookmarks from the iPhone.
     
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    On the Mac

    Might lose those, unless you'd set up Time Machine already. Just have to try it & see.
     

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