How to quickly access your browsing history in Safari for iPhone or iPad

How to quickly access your browsing history in Safari for iPhone or iPad

It's arguable that mobile Safari on the iPhone and iPad is one of the best mobile browsers out there. Not only do you have a great browsing experience but the ability to sync iCloud tabs, search for text within web pages, and much more.

When it comes to browsing history, while you can always navigate to your browsing history the regular way, there's actually a much faster way to get there...

  1. Launch the Safari app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. In the bottom navigation menu, you have controls to move back and forward pages. Hold down on the back button.
  3. Your Safari browsing history will appear just like it would if you manually went to it, but you've saved yourself several menu taps.

Try it out and let us know how it works for you!

Allyson Kazmucha

Help and how to editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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There are 8 comments. Add yours.

kataran says:

works but I can't delete reread your article and realized you stated access

still a cool tip. Thanks

Darran says:

Shame we can't delete from there

Gregz0r says:

Wow. How long has this been possible(probably since iPhoneOS 1.0, lol)?

asuperstarr says:

Yes it does. Thanks for the tip.

Rowanova says:

Nice tip, thanks Alley.

noblejohn says:

Great tip (when the back button isn't greyed out). Thanks!