How to check browser history on different browsers
There are times when you would want to check your browser history, perhaps to delete the history or to keep tabs on the history for tracking or any other reason you might have. Checking your browser history will depend on the browser you are using and the device meaning that it tends to vary. That said, there are some common browsers around, and this article will take you through how you can check your history in these browsers. So, let’s do a bit of digging!
Part 1: How to check browser history on your own devices
Check browser history on Chrome
Let's start with a widespread browser out there, i.e., Google Chrome. Checking your History on this browser is pretty straightforward-all you need is to open Google Chrome then click the more symbol ( ⋮ ).
You will then click on History on the menu that appears. From here, you will have access to your browsing history.
You will find your browsing history spanning up to 90 days, but you won’t find web pages from secure websites and those you visit when you are in incognito mode.
Checking Browsing History on Mozilla
The same can be said of checking your browsing history if you are using Mozilla Firefox. Just open your Firefox browser, and depending on the version you are running, you need to find this ( ☰ ) symbol.
Click on it, then click on the Library > History option from the menu, and you are good to sieve through what you want to check on your browsing history.
Checking Browsing History on Safari
Safari is a popular browser among Mac and IOS devices, and if you are one, you might want to check your browsing history. In this case, launch the Safari browser, and once it is launched, you can select History from the Menu bar. A drop-down menu will appear, and you can select Show History.
Checking The Browser History on Third-party Devices
Did you know that you can check the browser history of other devices even when the device is not at hand? Perhaps you want to keep an eye on them or for investigative purposes? This is possible thanks to spy tools that do the digging for your while letting you track everything from the comfort of a cool dashboard. Talking of great spy tools, mSpy is one tool that stands a cut above the rest thanks to a blend of great features and affordable pricing plans. No wonder it’s fast-growing in popularity among users who want to track third-party browsing history remotely. How do you use the tool to check the browsing history of a target Android or IOS device?
Part 2: Using mSpy to Check Browsing History on A Target Device
Step 1: Create a mSpy Account
You will need to create a free account by visiting https://www.mspy.com. You will need to purchase a subscription to get access to the full features of the app. In other words, you will need an email to buy the app so you could either make the purchase when registering or afterward.
Step 2: Install the mSpy App on the target device.
Now you will download the app by visiting the page and download it to the target device. This will take a few minutes, and you will not only have to install the app, but you will also need to do some settings on the device. The beauty is that this is so simple as there is a wizard to help you sail through. In the first step of the wizard, you will be asked to feed the phone owner's identity and select the relevant OS, whether the device is running OS or Android.
For instance, if it is an Android device, you will select Android and proceed to the next step.
As for the setting options, you will need to enable the "Unknown Sources" then click "OK" when the dialog option appears.
You can now install the monitoring app, which would be used to keep tabs on the target device's browsing history. You can find the download via the wizard on the setup page. Just click and download it on your preferred phone then you will get the APK file in the phone's download folder.
You should be ready to start: you can log in to your mSpy account and click on Start to use administrative service. Just keep in mind that you must afford the app some privileges on the device.
Step 3: Monitor Browsing History via Control Panel
You can now start looking into the target device's browsing history using an online portal or via the control panel app installed on your mobile device. The first time you access the control panel, you will be required to take a few minutes to sync all the needed data from the target device. You can access lots of data, as evidenced by the number of options of the dashboard's left menu panel. This is where you will also find the "History" menu option, and then select the option, and you are in!
It's that simple! You can get all the data you need to be relayed into a well-organized dashboard in a matter of minutes.
In a nutshell, we have given a detailed look into how one can check the browsing history starting from your device while also going as far as looking how you can spy on third party browsing history using a tool known as mSpy. Long story short, they are all simple tasks that even novice computer users can do.