How do I view my Internet browser's history?

Updated: 09/22/2017 by Computer Hope

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

Desktop or laptop computer

For those of you who are using either a Windows-based or iOS-based computer, 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 has been pressed, a history section similar to the example below should appear. This particular example shows the history in Google Chrome.

Google Chrome browser history

An image of the drop-down menu in Google Chrome.Android phone or tablet running 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 hand 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 to the right.
  4. The following page will contain 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-hand corner of the browser window, press and hold the back arrow.
  3. The next screen will contain your browser's history.