No History folder in Bookmarks

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    There is no History folder in my Bookmarks. Could I have done something to delete it? Can I recreate it? I'm a new iPad 4 owner, HELP!
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    When you tap on bookmarks, can you see the "clock" symbol between the bookmarks and reading list? That's your history. Haven't checked, but make sure you haven't turned on Private Browsing (Settings/Safari/Private Browsing). That may disable the History tab, since Private Browsing doesn't keep a history.
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    As Kevin pointed out, the history can be accessed via the clock symbol between the bookmarks and reading list. The history tab is still present when Private Browsing is enabled, it's just that the tab remains empty. If the clock symbol is missing, try restarting the Safari app and/or the iPad.
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    Thanks for checking that, Goofy. I wasn't sure whether the tab would disappear. An easy way to check whether you are private browsing is the black menu bar. Usually it is grey.
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    Thanks to you both! I did turn off Private Browsing, and I found history on the Bookmarks tab...good to go, and learning more everyday...I'm addicted to my iPad!
    Thanks again! Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.
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    I cannot see a clock icon and neither can I find a "switch" in SETTINGS/Safari

    What am I missing?

    Ipad2...... Tried the reset move.....
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    Neither can I find a switch for private browsing....

    Sorry about tht....
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    In iOS 7 the history has moved. It's now a folder in the top level of the Bookmarks list, Shown below.

    BookmarkTopLevel.png


    However, Bookmarks tends to open up in the Favorites folder, and that looks like this. Tap the < Bookmarks button to get to the above view.

    BookmarksFavorites.png
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    There's no switch for Private Browsing in Settings any more. It's in Safari since iOS 7.
    To get it, tap the address bar, then you'll find it in the keyboard:
    image.jpg
    Or open a new tab, in this case it can be found at the bottom left of the new page.
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