Bookmarks Disappeared From Safari. How To Stop This And Recover Them?

Over the past few days I bookmarked a whole bunch of pages at a site but the next day that my iPad 3’s Safari failed to find them. I’m pretty distressed. I see a few other people have experienced the same thing. Is Apple going to share the secret as to why, or just let us flail about in frustration? How to recover them? Any help would be appreciated!  

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Have you ever experienced that your invaluable safari bookmarks disappeared for unknown reasons? Have you looked for some solutions on apple support forums and tried some suggested but with no luck? It’s very peculiar, but don’t be frustrated, here we are going to parse why it happened and how to recover these disappeared safari bookmarks. There are several possible reasons for the data loss. So please make sure the following points:

  • Make sure that private browsing is not turned on

You may have activated Private Browsing, which prevents the history from being stored. You can set your Safari preferences to manual history deletion.

  • Make sure that you’re using the latest iOS operating system

Apple software updates often include fixing some bugs. So once new version is released, just go to Settings > General > Software Update.

  • Keep enough storage space on your device

Theoretically speaking, you may lose your iPhone/ iPad/ iPod data due to lake of memory. So it’s necessary to free up the space when your device storage is used up.

  • The system of the equipment is unstable

Try rebooting the device. Hold the Lock/Power button down for several seconds until the Apple logo appears. Then to check if the missing bookmarks are back.

How to regain lost safari bookmarks?

If you have an iTunes or iCloud backup, you can restore the whole backup, otherwise you should turn to a third-party app for help. iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery software which can help you extract data directly from device. It’s easy to use and absolutely safe. It also can be a handy backup extractor to help you download target data from backup files as opposed to restoring entire backup. Unbelievable, right? Next, I will show you how to get your vanished safari bookmarks back without a backup. Before the instructions, you should download the program from our official website or here.

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Step one: Launch iFonebox

Connect your iPhone to the computer, in this interface, you’ll see “Next” in blue area, click it to continue. It’s necessary to enable the flight mode and keep the USB cable connected stable during the progress.

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Step two: Scan data

It will scan automatically after you click the “Safari history” icon, the duration depends on the amount of your data so it might take your some time, please wait patiently.

Mode one interface

Step three: Get back data

After the scan completes, a list of bookmarks will show up on your program interface. Now you can recover them, choose the items you want to back up and click the “Recover to pc”.


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