How Can I Know What Websites Someone Visited on an iPhone?

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The iPhone’s native Web browser -- Safari -- automatically records and creates a list of websites that anyone visits during a Web surfing session. You can view this list through the browser’s History folder. If you lent your iPhone to someone who doesn’t want you to view his browsing history, he can clear this list using the browser’s Clear History feature. However, you can still view the websites he visited through the Website Data feature, which displays the amount of data each website stores on your iPhone. The feature is an advanced option of the Safari menu.

1 Safari App

2 Open Safari

Open Safari.

3 Select the Bookmarks icon

Select the "Bookmarks" icon to open the Bookmarks screen.

4 Tap the History folder

Tap the "History" folder to view the list of websites that the person visited.

5 Settings Menu

6 Open the Settings'' app

Open the "Settings" app.

Scroll down the list of settings and tap "Safari."

Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap the "Advanced" button to open the Advanced screen.

Tap the "Website Data" button to view the list of visited websites.

  • If Safari's Private Browsing feature is activated, the browser won't record your browsing history. You need to disable the feature to view your browsing history in Safari's History folder. Open the Safari menu and slide the "Private Browsing" switch off.
  • Information in this article applies to an iPhone running iOS 6.1. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly with other versions.
  • If you use another browser on your iPhone -- such as Opera Mini or Google Chrome -- you need to open the History folder or feature for that specific browser to view the browsing history.

An avid technology enthusiast, Steve Gregory has been writing professionally since 2002. With more than 10 years of experience as a network administrator, Gregory holds an Information Management certificate from the University of Maryland and is pursuing MCSE certification. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, including Chron and GlobalPost.