If you don’t want browsers to save your browsing activity to your computer so as to help keep your browsing history private, you can turn on Incognito mode in Chrome or Firefox browser, or Android/iPhone.
Incognito mode (Private Browsing) is a privacy setting which is especially designed to avoid saving your browsing information to computer. If you turn on Incognito mode in browser, you can browse the web without leaving any trails.
Check below how to turn on or off Incognito mode Chrome/Firefox browser or Android/iPhone.
How to Turn On/Off Incognito Mode in Chrome – 2 Steps
Below are the detailed operations for how to turn on Incognito mode in Google Chrome browser on Windows computer.
Step 1. You can open Google Chrome browser on your computer, and click the three dots icon at the top-right corner in Chrome.
Step 2. Select New Incognito Window option from the list. You can also directly press Ctrl + Shift + N Incognito mode shortcut on Windows to turn on Incognito mode in Chrome, or press Command + Shift + N on Mac to turn on it in Chrome.
To turn off Incognito mode in Chrome, you can close all Incognito windows or tabs.
How to Turn On/Off Incognito Mode in Firefox – 2 Steps
Check below how to turn on private browsing mode in Mozilla Firefox browser.
Step 1. Open Firefox browser, and click the three dashes icon at the upper-right corner in Firefox browser.
Step 2. Select New Private Window option from the list to activate Incognito mode in Firefox. You can also press Ctrl + Shift + P Incognito mode shortcut on Windows to turn on private browsing in Firefox.
To turn off private browsing mode in Firefox, you can close that private browsing window or tab.
How to Turn On/Off Incognito Mode on iPhone/iPad
If you want to enter Incognito mode in Safari or Chrome browser on iPhone/iPad, you can follow the guide below.
How to Turn on Incognito Mode in Apple Safari
You can open Safari browser on your iOS devices, then click Tabs icon at the lower-right corner, and select Private option to enter Private browsing mode in Safari on iPhone/iPad.
You can now open new windows/tabs under Private mode, and the browsing or search history will not be stored on your device.
To go back to normal browsing mode, you can click Private option again to exit private browsing mode in Safari.
How to Turn on Incognito Mode in Chrome for iPhone
To enable Incognito mode in Chrome on iPhone/iPad, you can open Chrome app, click the three dots icon in the upper-right corner in Chrome browser screen, and select New Incognito Tab option.
How to Turn On/Off Incognito Mode on Android
You can open Chrome app on your Android phone or tablet, tap the three-dot icon at the right of the address bar, and click New Incognito Tab. Then you can browse in private using Incognito tab.
Incognito mode rungs in a separate window from your normal Chrome window. If you open another tab in Incognito window, it will continue to run in private browsing.
To turn off Incognito mode in Chrome for Android, you can tap Switch tabs icon at the top-right in Chrome app, and tap Close to close all opened Incognito tabs.