Your iPhone makes it easy for you to save Web pages that you have visited with the reading list or bookmarks, and it makes it easy for you to share a page with the Share icon at the bottom of the screen.
But one other item that you may wish to make use of is your history.
Most Web browsers store your browsing history unless you specifically tell them not to, or use a browsing mode that doesn’t save that information.
While you may not always use this history and might care more about deleting it than revisiting it, the history in Safari on the iPhone can be useful.
If you want to view your Safari iPhone 13 history then you can open the Safari app, touch the icon that looks like an open book at the bottom of the screen, then tap the clock icon in the horizontal bar at the top of the screen.
By saving your browsing history Safari can be a lifesaver when you need to find some information that you were looking at but forgot the site you were on or the search term that you used to locate the site.
Our guide continues below with more information on the browsing history of an iPhone 13 and other ways that you can interact with it.
How to View Your iPhone 13’s Safari History
- Open Safari.
- Tap the book icon.
- Select the clock icon.
Our guide continues below with additional information on the iPhone Safari Web history, including pictures of these steps.
How to Check Safari History on iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 15.3.1.
Step 1: Open the Safari browser.
Step 2: Touch the icon at the bottom of the screen that looks like an open book.
Step 3: Touch the History icon at the top-right of the screen. It’s the one that looks like a clock.
Step 4: Scroll through your history to see the Web pages that you have visited in Safari on your iPhone.
You can tap on any of the pages listed here to visit them.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about iPhone browsing history, including how to view it in other browsers, as well as how to clear history and use private browsing.
More Information on How to Check Browser History on iPhone 13
The steps above show you how to view the history for the Safari browser, which is the default one on your iPhone.
However, in iOS 15, you are able to download and install other Web browsers, like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, and make them the default browsers instead.
If you are using one of these other browsers instead of Safari, then you may be more interested in viewing your history there instead.
You can check your history in the Chrome iPhone app by opening Chrome, tapping the three dots at the bottom-right, then choosing history.
You can check your history in Firefox by opening Firefox, tapping the three horizontal lines at the bottom-right, then choosing History.
You can clear your entire history in Safari by going to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.
You can remove individual pages from your Safari history from the History page in the browser by swiping left on an entire, then tapping the Delete button.
If you don’t want to save pages to your history then you will need to use private browsing. You can do this by tapping the Tabs icon at the bottom of the Safari screen, then tapping the button that says the number of currently open tabs, then choosing the Private option.
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