Steps to Enable Private Browsing on Your Apple Gadgets

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Many people use the browser that came with their computer because it’s convenient. In Safari’s case, that’s a good thing. Apple’s browser blocks cross-site tracking, so you can enjoy the sites you use most without worrying about being tracked. But there is another tool to increase privacy.

You can also open pages in incognito mode, which means your search history won’t be stored. Here’s how to do it on your Apple devices.

What is private browsing mode?

Private browsing mode clears your search history, websites visited, cookies, and form data (such as autofill suggestions). If someone sits on the same computer after you, they won’t be able to see your activity.

It’s great locally. But it doesn’t hide your activity from the websites you visit. You may still be tracked and your data may still be shared with third parties.

Chrome calls it Incognito Mode, while Microsoft Edge calls it InPrivate. Apple and Firefox call it private browsing.

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When you use Private Browsing on Safari, your browsing information isn’t saved and it isn’t shared between devices. You can open a private
Browser window on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.

Enable private browsing on your iPhone or iPod touch

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPod touch.
  2. Press the two squares tabs button in the lower right corner.
  3. Faucet [number] Tabs Where Home Page if only one tab is open at the bottom of your screen to display the Tab groups listing.
  4. Faucet Privatethen touch Do.

Turn off private browsing on your iPhone or iPod Touch

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPod touch.
  2. Press the two squares tabs button in the lower right corner.
  3. Faucet Private at the bottom of your screen to display the Tab groups listing.
  4. Faucet [number] Tabsthen touch Do.

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Enable private browsing on your iPad

  1. Open Safari on your iPad.
  2. Touch and hold the four squares tabs button.
  3. Faucet New private tab.

Turn off private browsing on your iPad

  1. Open Safari on your iPad.
  2. Press the four squares tabs button.
  3. Faucet Private to show the Tab groups listing.
  4. Faucet Tabs.

Enable private browsing on your Mac

  1. Open Safari on your Mac.
  2. Go to Safari > Preferences > General.
  3. Click it Safari opens with pop-up menu, then choose A new private window.
  4. If you don’t see this option, go to the Apple menu > System Preferences > General and ensure Close windows when quitting an application is selected.

Turn off private browsing on your Mac

  1. Open Safari on your Mac.
  2. You now have three options: close private window, switch to a non-private Safari windowor choose File > New Window to open a non-private window.
  3. Close all other private windows to prevent others from using the Return and Forward buttons to see the pages you have visited.

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