How to Recover Deleted Internet Browser History on iPad

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Recover iPad internet history with Enigma Recovery software

The smartphone and tablet revolution has completely altered our approach to internet usage. They’re the pinnacle of mobile technology, with devices such as the iPad making it possible for instant online access regardless of where the user may be. They’re not quite as powerful as a laptop or PC (yet!), but they are very lightweight and easy to carry; making them an ideal alternative for simple internet browsing – such as reading the news, shopping or even watching online TV.

And with them also being less daunting and far easier to use, it’s no surprise to see a surge in iPad internet usage amongst both the younger and older generation. No complicated software to install, very little risk of virus attacks and an ‘always connected’ method of browsing that reduces load times.

But despite its differences, iPad internet browsing does still share many of the same habits and requirements to normal laptop or desktop PC usage. One of them, in particular, is monitoring and recording internet history which can be useful for a number of reasons:

  • Multiple users for one device whereby previously visited websites need to be tracked. This is especially handy for parental control.
  • Important or useful webpages that need to be re-visited once again – perhaps for work or research purposes.s
  • Easy access to popular pages you frequently visit, improving navigation and user experience.

However, such information can easily be wiped – be it through a faulty iOS update, broken tablet or simple manual / accidental deletion. In such scenarios, it’s important to remember that your browser history can still be retrieved. Enigma Recovery is a unique software that specialises in data recovery for iPad devices, and one of the main pieces of data it searches for, is a recorded history of previously visited websites.

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How to Recover Existing Internet Browsing History From Your iPad

The introduction of tablet devices – in particular the popular series of iPads – has seen a surge in internet usage amongst all user types. Be it children browsing for their favourite TV shows, working professionals for research or the older generation catching up on the news, the ease in which the internet can be accessed has dramatically improved.

And one of the many benefits when surfing the web and being constantly connected, is the ability to record your internet usage – be it for repeat visits, ease of navigation or parental control on a shared device. But what happens if this information is deleted unexpectedly? It may have been from the slip of a finger, a faulty backup or even a failed iOS upgrade. Whatever the risks of deletion, some users may wish to remain pro-active and extract the existing internet history from the iPad before it gets lost.

Enigma Recovery is a specialist data recovery software that handles both deleted and non-deleted content. It works by scanning the internal memory of your iPad to locate the file paths of your current items, and allowing them to be exported into a readable format to be saved on your computer.

For a step-by-step guide of how the software works, please see the blow (which includes screenshots of the Enigma Recovery in action).

You Will Need:

  1. Your iPad device and a compatible USB cable
  2. A computer with the latest version of iTunes installed
  3. A free or full version of Enigma Recovery

Follow these steps

Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery

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Open the software and select a device to recover from (iOS).

Step 2 – Connect iPad

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Now connect your iPad to the computer, using your USB cable.

Step 3 – Trust Computer

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Follow the instructions that appear to ‘Trust’ the computer with your device.

Step 4 – Scan device

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Select the data type you are looking for (or Select all). Then click ‘Start scan’.

Step 5 – Scan Report

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After the scan, the software will let you know how many existing and deleted files have been found. Click a data type to view your recovered items.

Step 6 – View Safari history

Step 6 – View Safari history

After the scan the Scan Report will let you know how much data has been found by the software. Click the ‘Safari’ tab to view your internet history.

Step 7 (Optional) – Export data

Step 7 (Optional) – Export data

To export simply select ‘Export’ and choose ‘Export current tab’.

That’s it!

We hope you’ve had success retrieving your data. If you have any questions, please contact our support team here. We’re always happy to help!

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Software Compatible With:

  • iPad
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3rd Generation
  • iPad 4th Generation
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • Devices with up to iOS 10


Victor Hernandez, Marketing Manager helps new and old customers to get the most out of our products. His interest in emerging tech trends have made him a trend seeker when it comes to mobile and recovery solutions

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