How to Recover Deleted History in Google Chrome

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Have you ever accidentally deleted your browsing history in Google Chrome? Would you like to be able to retrieve a list of the sites you have visited?

Luckily, there are several ways to recover your deleted history. We'll show you how to do this on your desktop, iPhone, and Android device in this article.

How to Recover Deleted History in Google Chrome?

We have compiled a list of step-by-step methods that can help you recover your Chrome browsing history. Not all of them may work for you, so you should try each one. Hopefully one of these methods will do the job.



Check your Google account activity

Since you're using Google Chrome, you're probably signed into your Google Account at all times. If you check your browsing activity in your Google account, you will find the websites you have visited in the past.

Keep in mind that this process allows you to view your browsing activity. Any browsing history that you accidentally deleted will remain deleted from Google Chrome.

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. Click on Data & personalization in the vertical sidebar.
  3. In the Activity checks tab, click Web and App Activity.
  4. Now click on Manage activity.

The results are similar to your browsing history. In addition to visited web pages, you can also see the keywords you have used to search for in the past.


Notes: If the "Include Chrome history and activity from sites, apps, and devices that use Google services" setting on the Activity Controls is unchecked, you won't be able to access your Chrome history using this method.


Use the "Restore previous versions" option for your Google Folder

If you can't access your browsing history by checking your Google Account activity, you can restore your browsing activity in Windows Explorer.

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to Local disk (C 🙂, the usual default location for app installs.
  2. Now open the Users folder.
  3. Then go to User. Note: Instead of User, you will see the PC user name.
  4. Then open the Application data folder, you may need to show your hidden folders to see it.
  5. Now navigate to ADDRESS.
  6. Then right click on the Google folder.
  7. From the context menu, select Properties.
  8. Click on the Previous versions tab in the dialog box.
  9. Select the previous version you want to restore and click Apply.
  10. Finally, click Okay.

You have now restored your browsing history to the previous version.

Use data recovery software

If you don't have a previous navigation version, you can recover it using a data recovery program. This method requires you to download and install a third-party app.


  1. Go to Recuva download page and click on the Download button to get the free version.
  2. Open the folder where you downloaded Recuva and start the installation.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  4. After installing Recuva, run the program.
  5. Select All the files then click Next.
  6. Select the specific location using this path: “C:UsersUserAppDataLocalGoogle. " 
  7. Click on Next.
  8. Start recovery and wait for Recuva to recover deleted files.
  9. Select the files related to your browsing history and restore them.

How to use DNS cache to restore history?

Another way to restore your Google Chrome history is to restore the DNS cache in the command prompt.


  1. press the Windows key + R together to open the Run program, type "cmd", then click Okay.
  2. Now type “ipconfig/displaydns” and press Enter.

With this method, you will have access to your recent browsing history. A downside is that you can only see the domains you've visited, rather than the exact web pages.

However, if it is useful, you can save these entries as follows:

  1. Highlight the results you want to save with your cursor and press Ctrl + C to copy.
  2. Create a new Word or Notepad document and paste the results.
  3. Then press Ctrl + V to stick on.

How to recover deleted history from Google Chrome on iPhone?

Before downloading a third-party application for your computer and trying to extract the file with your browsing history, there is an easy way to view your Chrome browsing history.


If you signed in to Google Chrome with your Google Account the first time you launched the app on your iPhone, you can access your browsing history from your Google Account.

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iPhone.
  2. Type “My Account“, then press all.
  3. Click on the first search result, then press Access the Google account ou Manage your Google account if you are already logged in.
  4. In the horizontal menu, tap Data & personalization.
  5. Scroll to Activity checks section and press Manage your activity checks.
  6. Then scroll down and tap Manage activity.

On this page, you will find your browsing activity. If you're signed in to other devices with the same Google Account, you'll also see your browsing activity on those devices.


Recover Deleted Chrome History Using Third Party App

iPhone does not give you the option to recover deleted Chrome history. You will need to connect your iPhone to your computer and use a third-party app.

  1. On your computer, go to iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery download page.
  2. Depending on your operating system, click Download for Windows ou Download for macOS.
  3. Now open the downloaded file, click Run to continue the installation and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  5. When the Trust this computer? the prompt on your iPhone appears, press Trust.
  6. Launch iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer.
  7. Select the Recover from iOS tongue. You will find your iPhone here.
  8. Now click Analysis.

After the scanning process is complete, locate the file that contains your Chrome browsing history.

Notes: If this software does not work for you, download EaseUS and try to recover your deleted history again.

How to Recover Deleted History from Google Chrome on Android?

The methods to recover your deleted Chrome history on iPhone also apply to Android devices. If you signed into Chrome the first time you launched the app, you can access your browsing history through your Google account.

  1. Open the Chrome app on your Android.
  2. Type "My Account" and press all.
  3. Click on the first search result.
  4. Tap Access the Google account if you are not logged in or Manage your Google account if you are.
  5. In the horizontal menu, tap Data & personalization.
  6. Scroll to Activity checks section and press Manage your activity checks.
  7. Then scroll down and tap Manage activity.

Here you will find your Google account browsing history on all devices including your Android device.

Notes: If you are not logged into your Chrome browser, you will need to use a recovery tool such as EaseUS.

Additional FAQs

How to Recover Chrome History on Windows?

At the beginning of this article, we described four ways to recover your Chrome history. These include checking your Google Account activity, restoring your Google Folder to a previous version, using a data recovery tool, and using the DNS cache.

You can apply any of these methods to your Windows PC and recover your Chrome history. Feel free to scroll to the beginning of this article and see which method works best for you.

How do I view my Google Chrome history?

Sometimes you want to find a website you've visited in the past. Google Chrome lets you view your browsing history and locate a specific web page.

1. Open your Chrome browser.

2. In the upper right corner of the screen, click on the three vertical dots.

3. Next, place your cursor on History.

4. Now click on History in the extended menu.

You should be able to see a list of web pages. Scroll down to find the web page you want or type its domain name in the search bar and press "Enter".

How to check Google Chrome history after deletion?

If you have already deleted your browsing history in Google Chrome, you can still access it through your Google account. The only requirement is that you must have been signed in to Chrome with your Google account during the time you want to search your browsing history.

1. Access your Google Account.

2. Click on Data & personalization in the vertical sidebar.

3. In the Activity checks section, click Web and App Activity.

4. Click on Manage activity.

You can view your browsing history here. If you have more devices linked to your Google account, you will see browsing history on all devices.

How to delete search history on Google Chrome?

If you don't want to recover your browsing history but instead want to delete it, you can do so in the browser. Since we covered how to recover your Chrome browsing history on PC, iOS, and Android, we'll show you how to delete your search history on all three devices.

· the Windows

1. Open your Chrome browser.

2. In the upper right corner of the screen, click on the three vertical dots.

3. Hover your cursor over History.

4. Click on History in the extended menu.

5. Click on Clear browsing data in the left sidebar.

6. Select the time range you want to remove from your browsing data.

7. Check Navigation history and click Erase data.

· iPhone

1. Launch the Chrome app.

2. In the lower right corner of the screen, tap the three horizontal dots.

3. Press History.

4. Press Edit and select the sites you want to remove from your browsing history.

5. Press Clear.

Notes: If you want to delete your entire browsing history, tap Clear browsing data… after step 3.

· Android

1. Launch the Chrome app.

2. In the lower right corner of the screen, tap the three horizontal dots.

3. Press History.

4. Press the small X to delete a web page from your history.

Notes: If you want to delete your entire browsing history, tap Clear browsing data… after step 3.

Recover Deleted History in Google Chrome

Whether you do it intentionally or not, deleting your browsing history prevents you from finding web pages you have visited in the past. But now you know how to recover your deleted browsing history.

However, not all the methods we have described may work for you, so remember that your Google Account keeps track of your browsing history. You can access your Google account on any device and find the web page you need.

Other than that, we've shown you how to view and delete your search history. You can delete individual web pages or your entire browsing history.

How did you recover your deleted history in Google Chrome? Have you found another viable method? Let us know in the comments section below.

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