Viewing Safari safe browsing history

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by brainwave89, May 12, 2017.

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    Is it possible to view Safari's safe browsing history on an iPad? If not natively, is there software that would allow me to?

    Thank you for looking.
  2. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2014
    No. What good would a "Safe Browsing" feature be if you could then look at the history? This is like when someone asks if there is a workaround to getting into encrypted files.

    HOWEVER, with that said, safe browsing ONLY clears cookies and history within the scope of the local browser. The DNS provider for the mac would possibly have logs of the domains visited. A home firewall or router may have a log of the domains browsed. Any browser plugins or extensions installed in the browser may have logged the URLs visited. And lastly, any useless 3rd-party security products that you have installed on your Mac may also have a log of the details of your browsing history.

    (Edit: just realized that you said iPad so "3rd-party security software" is not applicable)
  3. pacorob macrumors 68000


    Apr 8, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Related to this did you guys also notice the way Private browsing works in the latest iOS version of iOS10 is different from previous versions. It not always remembers to browse privately so it seems.

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