When you use your Android phone to visit some websites, the browsing history will be kept on the device. Sometimes, you just want to keep them in order to visit them again easily in the next time. If you delete them by mistake, do you know how to recover deleted history on Android? Read this post to get the answer.
Part 1: Do You Want to Recover Deleted History on Android?
For Android users, you may delete some of your important Android files by mistake. For instance, you deleted some browsing histories by mistake one day. If these deleted items are vital to you, you must want to find a way to get them back.
However, do you know how to recover deleted history on Android effectively?
Before doing browser history recovery Android, there are some matters you should concern about:
1. Do you have a piece of professional Android data recovery software?
In fact, some mobile data recovery companies have designed available Android data recovery tools to assist you to recover your lost and deleted Android data. Some of these programs are even free Android data recovery software.
MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android is one representative. As long as your lost and deleted Android files are not overwritten by new data, you can use this software to get them back.
2. Have you ever synced the Chrome data to your Google Account?
As a matter of fact, if you are using Chrome browser, you can register a Google account and log in the Chrome browser. Then, by default, when you log in the Chrome, all your Chrome data will be synced to your Google Account.
This includes bookmarks, history, passwords, and other information. Then, when you delete the browsing history on your Android device by mistake, you can log in your Google account on your computer and restore them back.
Then, how to recover deleted history on Android device by using a third party of Android data recovery software or from your Google account? Now, you can read part 2 to get the answers in detail.
Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Browsing History Android?
The following two methods are based on different Android browsing history loss issues. To make these two methods function well, you should choose a suitable one according to your actual situation.
Method 1: Retrieve Deleted Browsing History Android with MiniTool
This MiniTool Android data recovery software has two recovery modules, and they are Recover from Phone and Recover from SD-Card.
With these two recovery modules, you can recover your lost and deleted Android files such as photos, messages, history, contact and more from Android phone, tablet, as well as Android SD card.
Here, to retrieve deleted browsing history from your Android phone directly, you need to apply its Recover from Phone module.
Do you know how to recover data from broken Android phone? Here, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android is introduced in this post to solve this issue.
Fortunately, the Free Edition of this software enables you to recover 10 browsing histories each time. Thus, you can download and install this free software to your computer to have a try to check whether it can find the Android history you want.
Besides, this software can run on Windows 10/8/7.
Before operating this software to recover deleted browser history on Android device, you need to pay attention to these situations in advance:
1. The deleted browsing history can be easily overwritten by new data. So, you need to stop using your Android device as soon as possible to prevent them from being overwritten and becoming unrecoverable forever.
2. To make Recover from Phone module work smoothly, you need to root your Android device in advance. There is a previous article which introduces root process step-by-step: How to Root Your Android Device?
At the same time, you can also search a tutorial on the internet according to your own mobile phone brand.
3. When you are using this Android data recovery software, you had better close any other Android management software. Otherwise, this software may not work successfully and fail to find the deleted browsing history on your Android device.
Then, the following steps will tell you how to recover deleted history on Android with Recover from Phone module of this software.
Step 1: Choose Recover from Phone module to scan your Android device
Connect the Android device to your computer via USB cable and then open the software to enter its main interface as shown below. Here, you will see the software’s two recovery modules. Just click on the left Recover from Phone module to continue.
Step 2: Identify your Android device
If you haven’t enabled the USB debugging on your Android device, you will see an interface which tells you how to do this work in different Android versions.
Please choose the corresponding Android version in the interface and follow the guidance to enable the USB debugging.
For example, if you are using Android 5.2, you should go to Settings > About phone > Build number (click 7 times in rapid succession until you see you are under develop mode) > Back > Developer options > turn on Developer options > USB debugging.
If it is the first time for you to connect your Android device to your computer, you need to allow USB debugging at first. Thus you will see the following interface then.
In this situation, just take out your Android phone, check Always allow from this computer option on your Android device and tap on OK button on your Android device to enter the next step.
Step 3: Choose a proper scan method to scan your Android device
Then you will enter the Device Ready to Scan interface as follows.
Here, you can see the data types this software can recover as well as two scan methods: Quick Scan and Deep Scan. You’d better read the introduction of these two scan methods and decide which one you should choose:
- If you choose to use Quick Scan method, only the text data will be checked by default. However, this scan method allows you to uncheck the unnecessary data types.
- If you choose to use Deep Scan method, all the data types will be checked and you are unable to uncheck the data types you don’t want to recover. Thus, this scan method will cost you more time
In this post, you just want to recover the deleted browsing history on your Android device. Thus, you can check Quick Scan method and click on Next button then to begin the scanning process.
Step 4: Check the target items to recover in the scan result interface
When the scanning process is finished, you will enter its scan result interface. On the left side of this interface, you will see the data types list. Then, you need to choose History from the list and view its scan result in the interface.
At the same time, you can choose to preview the deleted browsing history only by switching the OFF button to ON. After that, you can check the items you want to recover and click on Recover button to go to the next step.
Step 5: Select a proper path on your computer to save the browsing history
Then, the software will pop out a window as follows. By default, the software will identify a storage path by itself in this window. You can click on Recover button to save these selected items directly.
Of course, if you want to choose another path to save these files, you need to press Browse button and select another path in the second pop-out window to store these data.
Step 6: View the Recovered Android browsing history
Finally, you will enter another pop-out window as shown below. In this window, you can click on View Result button to open the specified storage and view the recovered Android browsing history directly.
You can see that it is very simple to use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android to recover your deleted web history on Android. However, if you want to use this software to recover more files without limitations, you can choose to get an advanced version of this software.
Besides, Recover from SD-Card module is not available to solve the browser history recovery Android issue. So we will not introduce it in this post.
However, if you want to use this recovery module to get your deleted Android data back from the SD card, you can refer to this post to gain some useful information: How Can I Recover Deleted Files from SD Card Android Easily? Still, you can try its Free Edition firstly.
Since this Android data recovery program can also recover other kinds of Android data, just try it when you are facing Android data loss issue.
If you are using an iOS device, and you delete some Safari bookmarks from the device by mistake, you can use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS to make iOS Safari bookmarks recovery.
This software is specially designed to recover your lost and deleted data from your iOS device including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch by using its three recovery modules: Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File.
Now, you can read this post to learn the detailed steps: 3 Effective Solutions to Restore Safari Bookmarks on iPad.
Method 2: Recover Deleted Web History on Android from Google Account
If you have synced the Chrome data to your Google Account, you can try this method to recover your deleted browsing history on Android.
Step 1: You should open a web page in Chrome and input this link as follows:
Step 2: Then, please enter your Google account and password. After that, you can see a page as follows. In fact, in this page, you can see a lot of records your Google account can keep for you, such as Account, Calendar, Contact, Chrome Sync, Search History, and more.
Step 3: Scroll down to Search History and you will be able to see the synced browsing history on your Android. Then, you can access these websites and re-save them as bookmarks.
After these three steps, the deleted browsing history will be back to your Android device which has been synced to your Google Account.
Part 3: Back up Browsing History Android to Your Google Account?
From part 2, you know that there are two ways to recover your deleted browsing history on your Android device. But, we still recommend you to back up your important browsing history to keep them safe.
In this situation, if you are unable to recover the deleted browsing history on your Android device with MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android in case that they are overwritten by new data, you can still restore them from the previous backup.
Syncing your Chrome data to your Google account is a good choice for you to back up the Android browsing history. How to do this work? Now, you can read this post to get the detailed steps: Sync Chrome data across devices.
Part 4: Verdict
After reading this post, you can get two ways to recover deleted history on Android: to use the free MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android and to restore them from your Google account. You can just choose one way according to your actual situation.
If you have other methods to solve this issue or encounter some issues when you are using MiniTool software, you can share them with us in the following comment bar or send an email to [email protected].