Browsing in Safari

Learn all about the Safari browsing experience in this free lesson.

Browsing history

Like all browsers, Safari keeps a record of the websites you visit, which is known as your browsing history. Safari allows you to search your history to find a previously viewed page and delete your history for the sake of privacy.

To view your browsing history:

  1. Click History, then select Show History.
  2. The History will appear in a tab with your recent browsing history. The history includes every site you've viewed in the past week. The list is sorted by date, so the most recent history appears at the top of the page. If you want to return to a website, simply double-click the link.
  3. If you can't remember the exact address or name of a webpage you've visited before, you can try searching the history. Enter a search term or website into the search bar. A list of results will appear automatically.

Review our lesson on Privacy and Security in Safari to learn how to delete your browser history.