iPhone Bookmark Recovery: How to Recover Deleted Bookmarks on iPhone
Can I retrieve Safari bookmarks deleted on iPhone?
Does anybody know how to retrieve Safari bookmarks that I deleted on my iPhone? I recently deleted a bookmarks folder from my iPhone that contained many, many bookmarks. Is there any way to recover them, or am I out of luck since I didn't have a backup file created? Thanks.
It happens to all of us: Things get deleted accidentally and when we're wise to it, they've gone. iPhone bookmarks are the same. There is no recycle or trash bin in your device. Thus, most of people consider that deleted bookmarks have been lost permanently if they don't have a backup. Actually, they're wrong. Just as data loss on hard drives, deleted data is not gone immediately, unless it's been overwritten by new data.
How to recover iPhone bookmarks
There are two ways to recover iPhone bookmarks: Directly recover them from iPhone or recover them by extracting iTunes backup. To perform the iPhone bookmark recovery, you need to download and install a recovery tool on your computer first: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows), or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac). The Windows and Mac versions of this software allow you to recover bookmarks from iPhone in both two ways.
Download the free trial version below to have a try.
Next, let's install Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS on your computer and use it to recover iPhone bookmarks in steps together. If you're a Mac user, you can also take similar steps as follows.
Step 1: Launch the program
Connecting your iPhone to the computer, launch the program and you'll get the interface as follows. There are two recovery modes for your option: Recover from iOS Device and Recover from iTunes Backup File. Choose the former one and move to the next step.
This is the window for users using iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 3G:
This is the window for users using iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS: You need to download a plug-in at here.
Note: To recover from your iTunes backup, choose the Recover from iTunes Backup File option on the top.
Step 2:Scan lost bookmarks on your iPhone
If you're an iPhone 5/4S/3G user, you can directly click Start Scan on the main window to scan your iPhone for data on it.
If you're using iPhone 4/3GS, you need to follow the steps below to get into the device's scanning mode before you recover deleted bookmarks from iPhone:
- Hold your iPhone and click Start.
- Then immediately press Home and Power buttons for exactly 10 seconds.
- After 10 seconds, release the Power button and keep pressing the Home button for another 15 seconds.
After that, you'll be told that you've successfully entered the mode. The software begins scanning your iPhone for lost data.
Step 3: Preview & recover iPhone bookmarks
After the scan, all your lost data and current data on iPhone will be found and displayed in clear categories. To check your bookmarks, select the category of Safari Bookmark and preview the content one by one. Mark those you want and click Recover to save them on your computer.
Note: Data found here includes deleted data and those currently on your iPhone. If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button on the top to only display deleted items. You can also watch the video tutorial below.