How To Check Your Private Browsing History On Safari iPhone

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Are you an iPhone user who wants to know how to view your private browsing history on Safari? Have you enabled the Private Browsing feature in Safari but are having trouble accessing your data? Don’t worry, we can help. This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to view your private browsing history on Safari for iPhones.

First, let’s take a look at what Private Browsing is and why it exists. Private Browsing is an optional feature that prevents websites from tracking you online. It also deletes all of the browsing data after each session so that it cannot be accessed by anyone else. This makes it harder for companies to track what websites you visit and gives you more control over your privacy.

Now, let’s get into the steps for viewing your private browsing history on Safari for iPhones:
1) Open the Settings app on your iPhone device
2) Scroll down and click on the Safari option
3) Scroll down and click on the “Advanced” tab
4) On the website data tab, you can access a list of websites you have visited recently
5) Click “Private Data” to view all of the URLs visited while in Private Browsing mode
6) Select “Clear History and Website Data” if you want to delete all of this information from Safari
7) To make sure that future activity is not tracked, make sure that Private Browsing is turned on before using Safari
8) If you are using iOS 11 or later, go to Settings > Safari > Advanced > Experimental Features and turn off Cross-Website Tracking to prevent companies from tracking your web activity across multiple sites.

By following these steps, you will be able to view any private browsing history associated with the Safari browser on your iPhone device. It should be noted that this only applies when Private Browsing is turned on; if it is disabled then standard web activity will still be tracked by other websites unless they are blocked through other means such as disabling cross-site tracking or changing permissions in Settings > Privacy > Advertising. Additionally, if any URLs were visited while in Private Browsing mode but were deleted before turning off Private Browsing then those visits won’t show up in this list either. Thanks for reading!

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Viewing Private Safari History on an iPhone

The private Safari history on your iPhone cannot be viewed directly. If you have enabled Private Browsing, the local browser history will not be stored on your device. However, if you need to view the history of a website that was visited while using Private Browsing, there are two possible solutions.

The first option is to use iCloud Keychain to store and access the website data. This feature is available on all Apple devices and allows users to securely store and access website information. To enable iCloud Keychain, open Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Keychain, then turn on iCloud Keychain.

The second option is to use a third-party app such as Safari History Cleaner or Clear History & Website Data. These apps allow users to view and delete browsing history from within the app itself, making it easier for users to manage their data privacy.

Viewing History of Private Browsing on Safari

In order to view what has been viewed in private browsing on Safari, you need to open the Finder app on your computer and then click on the “Go” menu. Then, while holding the option key, click “Library” when it appears. Next, open the Safari folder. Inside the folder, you will find a file called “WebpageIcons.db” which contains all of the URLs visited during private browsing sessions. Finally, use an SQLite database viewer tool to open this file and click on the “Browse Data” tab to view all of the URLs that have been visited during your private browsing session.


In conclusion, Safari for iPhone provides a convenient and secure way to browse the web. It enables users to easily manage their tabs, access private browsing sessions, and view their browsing history. It also has several features such as content blockers, advanced settings, and website data that are designed to ensure the user’s privacy is protected. With these features, Safari for iPhone is an ideal choice for those who want to surf the web securely and privately.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.