How do I view my Internet browser's history?

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

Today, all major browsers have functionality that allows you to quickly and easily view your Internet browser's history. However, as multiple devices contain browser history, there are multiple ways to view as well. To proceed, choose your devices from the section below and follow the instructions.

Desktop or laptop computer

If you are using Windows, Linux, or macOS, there are quick shortcut key combinations that allow you to view your history.

Windows and Linux users: Ctrl+H

Apple users: Command + Shift + H

Once one of the above shortcut keys is pressed, a history section similar to the example below should appear. In the following screenshot, browsing history is being viewed in Google Chrome.

Google Chrome browser history

Android phone or tablet running Google Chrome

Drop-down menu in Google Chrome.

Users who are running Google Chrome on their Android phone or tablet can view their history with the following steps.

  1. Open the Google Chrome Internet browser.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen tap the Chrome menu icon icon.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select history and shown in the image.
  4. The following page contains your device's history.

iPhone or iPad running Safari

Users who are running Safari for iOS on their iPhone or iPad can view their history with the following steps.

  1. On your device, open the Safari Internet browser.
  2. In the lower-left corner of the browser window, press and hold the back arrow.
  3. The next screen contains your browser's history.