How to Recover Deleted History from your Mobile Phone

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From we want to offer you all the necessary information so you can recover the deleted history of your cell phone, so you can have all the information / files that you have previously consulted. In our post you will be able to recover your history either on your cell phone(Android or IPhone) or through your computer(web browser: Google Chrome). If you want to know all the necessary steps, do not miss our post!

A few days ago, you decided to get rid of the browsing history saved on your cell phone, to prevent some curious person from prying into your business. The problem, now, is that you need to retrieve a web page viewed some time ago, which you accessed through the history. You tried to Google it, but you didn't remember its name so well that you couldn't achieve your goal.

I understand your discomfort, but it's not yet time to throw in the towel: by following the instructions I'm about to give you, you will know how to recover the deleted history from your cell phone, so you can see again the website you need and save it among the favorites of your browser. In addition, I will show you how to recover your call history, useful for retrieving a phone number from the list that may have been deleted from your smartphone.

Before I continue, I must clarify one very important aspect: since data recovery requires access to memory areas normally inhibited by common applications, the operations I'm going to show you below must be completed with the help of a computer (both Windows and Mac equipped PCs are fine). However, this should not scare you at all: the procedures in question are not difficult and can also be carried out by those who, like you, are not very familiar with the world of technology. That said, I just have to wish you a good read and good luck with everything.

How to recover deleted history from your Android phone.

Before getting into the heart of the matter and understand how to recover deleted history from your cell phone on Android, I must make you a necessary clarification: as for the deleted browsing history (ie the Internet sites visited by the browser), the recovery operation can be extremely complex (or sometimes even impossible), because the storage of this type of data is performed within a database that, once deleted, is overwritten almost immediately. For this reason, therefore, data recovery programs for Android do not offer the ability to track the history of Internet browsing.

However, if you use Google Chrome for Android as a browser, you have a good chance of recovering your deleted history using the Google Takeout service, since it is previously (and automatically) synchronized to the cloud: in this way, you can download a file with the pages visited through your browser and, with a little luck, you can find the same website that you are interested in recovering.

To proceed, then, connect to this website, log in with your Google account and, once you have reached the page of choice of data to save, first tap the Deselect all button and scroll the list until you find the Chrome item. When you've done that, move the switch next to the All Chrome data types item to ON, check the box next to the Chrome data item, press the Chrome data button, check only next to the BrowserHistory item and press the OK button.

Now, go to the bottom of the data selection page, presses the Next button, presses the Create File button and wait for Google to complete the creation of the file with all your data (it could take hours): once the process is complete, you will receive an email with the download link of the file created, which will contain all the browsing history made through Chrome. Note that, for compatibility reasons, the history file is in JSON format: you can easily convert it to PDF, making it "readable", using an online converter such as Aconvert.

If, on the other hand, you are interested in recovering your call history, you can easily turn to a data recovery software such as Wondershare Dr.Fone: it is a commercial program, available for Windows and MacOS, which allows you to recover different types of data (including call history) from most Android devices on the market, all in a simple and fast way and without rooting the device.

Wondershare Dr.Fone can be fully exploited after purchasing a license (at a price of approximately 50 euros for Windows and 73 euros for MacOS), but there is a trial version of the software that allows you to view the deleted data (without recovering it) and test its effectiveness.

How to recover deleted history from iPhone

Do you need to recover deleted history from an iPhone? Then this is the section that suits you best: unlike what happens with Android, this operation can be easily performed through a specific software, which provides the physical connection of the "melafonino" to the PC via Lightning cable.

The iTunes management software (which allows the computer to "see" and communicate correctly with iOS devices) must have been previously installed on the PC: if you use Windows and have not yet done so, you can proceed by following my specific instructions; if, instead, you use a Mac, this step is not necessary, since iTunes is already installed "by default" on the computer.

The program that I recommend you to use for the purpose you have proposed is iMyfone D-Back, available for both Windows and MacOS: it is a software that allows you to perform the recovery of deleted data (photos, contacts, texts and much more, as well as, of course, Safari history) both from the iPhone memory and from an existing iTunes backup.

This tool, however, is not free: it can be used with the purchase of a commercial license, with prices starting at $49.95 once. There is, however, a free version of the software, which allows you to analyze the device's memory and preview the data to be recovered, thus testing the actual operation of the device.

To use it, download the Windows or MacOS application from the links provided, launch the downloaded file and install it carefully following the on-screen instructions. On Windows, all you need to do is press the Yes and Install buttons (you may also need to check the box next to the software's terms of use), and on MacOS, drag the program icon to your Mac's Applications folder.

At this point, start the program you just installed, click on the free trial item, presses the Restore button from the iOS deviceon the left and presses the Start button to start the connection procedure: when prompted, connect your iPhone to your computer with the Lightning cable, presses the Authorize button that appears on the "melaphone" screen and enter the iOS unlock code to complete the pairing.

Once this is done, go back to your computer, click on the Next button that appears in the program window, put a check mark next to the Safari History icon to tell the program that you intend to recover only those data and presses the Scan button to start the memory scan immediately: if everything went well, after a few minutes should appear a screen with the results of the analysis.

All you have to do, at this stage, is browse through the displayed results and locate the one you are interested in: with a bit of luck, you may not need to buy the full version of the program, as the page address may appear in plain text in the URL column, ready to be copied and used as you wish!

If, on the other hand, the address is not immediately visible and you need to restore your history completely, please mark the item(s) you want to save, click the Restore and Buy Now buttons and finally carefully follow the on-screen instructions to purchase a license and register the program.

Note: Using the same procedure, you can recover call history from your iPhone. To do this, simply place a check mark next to the Cron. calls option on the data recovery screen.

If you wish, you can restore your browser history from a previously created iTunes/iCloud backup: in this case, there is no need to physically connect your iPhone to your PC, as the scan is performed from the files saved from iTunes or those stored in iCloud.

To proceed, click the Play from iTunes backup button or the Play from iCloud backup button in the main window of iMyfone D-Back, click the Start button, select the backup on which you want to act (by typing the Apple ID credentials to access iCloud, if you have chosen to restore from a cloud backup), click the Next button at the bottom and follow the same instructions I gave you before to complete the scan and possibly restore.

How to recover Google search history

Sorry, the reported methods did not help you find the Internet page you were looking for? Do not throw in the towel, you can still succeed by taking a look at the Google search history: in this way, you have the possibility to see all the "queries" made to the search engine, so you can repeat those that you think are most useful and, perhaps, return to the site of your interest.

It's very easy to do this: if you use an Android device, you can access Google history by accessing the operating system settings and selecting the Google and Google account entries. When you reach the following screen, similar in every way to the management portal accessible through the browser, click on the Data and Personalization tab located at the top, then on Activities and Web Apps and finally on the Manage History link located at the bottom of the page. At this point, you will be shown a page containing the complete history of searches performed on the Web through your Google account.

If you have an iPhone and you have installed the Google app, launch it, tap the button at the top left, identify the privacy panel, select History and finally tap My Activities: in this way, you will have access to the screenshot of all the activities performed on the Internet through Google.

If you can not or do not want to rely on Google Apps, you can access your search history directly through the browser installed on your smartphone: to do this, you must go to this web page, click on the login item and enter the credentials of your Google account.

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