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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 19, 2020

I have an IPhone 11 Pro that I’m trying to retrieve the deleted Safari history from.
I’m aware of three ways of doing so;
1- Restore from a backup in iTunes
2- Restore from iCloud backup
3- Run a recovery software on a computer to recover said files.

Unfortunately, none of these are options for me as I haven’t backed up my phone for a while and I haven’t got a computer right now.

I know this is a bit of a long shot, but if there any other way of recovering deleted history?

The history was deleted by pressing ‘Clear History and Website Data’ if that helps.

Thanks in advance.


macrumors 65816
Feb 25, 2012
Nope. Not even sure if a backup restore would help, as Safari among other things (Messages, password keychain, etc.) are controlled via iCloud directly - a change is a change then, and deleted history stays deleted.


macrumors 68000
Sep 17, 2013
United Kingdom
Once it’s deleted, I’m pretty sure that’s it. Gone forever.

You can try a restore, but as suggested, safari is linked to iCloud generally and as such the history will be deleted.
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