iPhone New iTunes backup missing safari tabs/history

washburn

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I recently backed up my iPhone 7 and then when I restored on my new iPhone they showed up, then a few days ago I made a new backup on the new phone and when I restored it had the history and tabs missing

I may have unticked safari in iCloud after the 7 backup before I did the new back, could that have something to do with it?

thanks
 

washburn

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So when you back up from iTunes it doesn’t actually save the Safari stuff?

I did some looking around and it seems iCloud safari is for bookmarks and favourites links
 

StumpyBloke

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It’s also for tabs. That’s how you can view which tabs are open on other Apple devices using the same Apple ID
 

Minorite

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Normally they should be included in the backup. When disabling iCloud sync, have you tapped on "Keep on the device"? If not, they could be removed.