How to View Your Safari’s Download History?

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Are you curious about your Safari download history? Well, the good news is that Safari does keep track of your download history. This can be useful in a variety of ways, such as recovering files that you may have accidentally deleted or re-downloading files that were previously downloaded. In this blog post, we’ll cover how to view and manage your Safari download history on macOS.

To view your Safari download history:
1. Open the Safari app on your Mac.
2. Click on the “Show Downloads” button located near the top-right corner of the window (the button won’t be shown if there are no downloads in your list).
3. Your download history will be displayed in a list with details such as file name, size, and date downloaded.

You can also manage and pause downloads directly from this list:
1. To pause a download, just click the “Stop” button to the right of the filename in the downloads list.
2. To remove a download from your history, click the “Remove” button to the right of the file name in the downloads list.
3. To resume a paused download, simply click on it from within the downloads list and it will start again from where it left off previously.

It’s important to note that macOS does keep a record of everything users download – even if you’re using private browsing or other privacy-focused software like Tor – so make sure you take necessary precautions when downloading sensitive data or content that shouldn’t be tracked by other users or applications!

We hope this blog post has been helpful in getting you up-to-speed on viewing and managing your Safari download history!

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Viewing Download History in Safari

To view your download history in Safari, you need to first click the Show Downloads button located near the top-right corner of the Safari window. If there are no downloads listed, then the button won’t be shown. Once you click the Show Downloads button, you will be able to see a list of all your downloads in chronological order from newest to oldest. You can pause a download by clicking on the Stop button located to the right of each filename.

Viewing Download History

To view your download history, open your computer’s web browser and click on the “More” button located at the top right corner. Then, select “Downloads” from the drop-down menu. This will open a list of all the files you have downloaded in the past, including their date and time of download. You can also remove any unwanted downloads from this list by clicking on the “Remove” button next to each file.

Viewing Download History on an iPhone

To view your download history on your iPhone, open the Settings app and tap your name. Then, tap Media & Purchases and select View Account. You may be asked to sign in with your Apple ID. Once logged in, select Purchase History and then choose the date range you wish to view. From here, you can view all of the apps, music, movies, TV shows, and books that you have downloaded during that time frame.

Viewing Download History on Mac

Yes, there is a download history on Mac, which records all of the files that you have downloaded from the internet. This history can be found in the Finder application, under the “Recent Items” tab. It also includes files that were downloaded from other applications such as web browsers and email programs.

However, if you are using a private browsing mode or other software designed to protect your privacy, then the files you download may not appear in this history. For example, if you are using the Tor browser, then your downloads will not be recorded in your Mac’s download history.

Where Do Safari Downloads Go on an iPhone?

By default, Safari downloads on iPhone are saved in the Downloads folder in the Files app. This folder can typically be found in either iCloud Drive or On My iPhone. If you’d like to change the location of your downloads, you can do so by going to Settings > Safari > Downloads and selecting a different download location from the list of options.


In conclusion, Safari is capable of tracking and recording a history of everything users download on their Mac. This feature can be useful for keeping track of files that have been downloaded, but it can also potentially compromise user privacy if the private browsing function isn’t used or other software designed to ensure privacy isn’t utilized. Ultimately, it’s up to the user to decide how they want to manage their download history in order to best protect their data and privacy.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.