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How to Use Safari's History Option

The Safari web browser on the iPad records the web pages you visit and keeps the logs on hand for several days. Sometimes, you want to revisit a site that you failed to bookmark, but you can’t remember the darn destination or what led you there in the first place.

You can use Sarari's web history to view the sites you recently visited. Here’s how to access and use your web history in Safari:

  1. Tap the Bookmarks icon and then tap History.

    The History option is at the top of the Bookmarks list.

  2. Tap the day you think you hung out at the site.

  3. When you find it, tap the listing.

    You’re about to make your triumphant return.

To clear your history so that nobody else can trace your steps — and just what is it you’re hiding? — tap Clear History at the upper-right corner of the History list. Alternatively, starting on the Home screen, tap Settings→Safari→Clear History. In both instances, per usual, you have a chance to back out without wiping the slate clean.

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