How to Access Your Web History on the iPad mini

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

Sometimes you want to revisit a site that you failed to bookmark on your iPad mini, but you can’t remember the darn destination or what led you there in the first place. Good thing you can study the history books.

Safari records the pages you visit and keeps the logs on hand for several days. Here’s how to access your history:

  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.

    Sites are listed under such headings as “This Morning,” “Thursday Evening,” or “Thursday Morning,” or segregated by a specific date.

  3. When you find the listing, tap it.

    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 at the bottom-right corner of the history list. You can clear the last hour, clear only the day that you tapped Clear, clear today and yesterday, or clear all your history. Alternatively, starting on the Home screen, tap Settings→Safari→Clear History and website Data. In both instances, per usual, you have a chance to back out without wiping the slate clean.