Maybe you’d like to checkout a website without leaving a record of it on your iPhone or iPad. Safari includes a Private Browsing Mode that allows you to do this. Lets explore this Safari feature.
While using Private Browsing Mode on your iPhone or iPad, Safari will not save your browsing history, AutoFill form information, cookie changes and recent searches when you close each Private Browsing window. We will cover this later, but its important to note that you must close each window of your private browsing session.
Private Browsing Mode does not protect your browsing history from the host of your network (such as your business or school), your ISP or websites that might use your IP address to track you.
This is for iPhone and iPad using Safari web browser
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Using Safari Private Browsing Mode
First, open Safari. You should see a toolbar at bottom of the screen, if not, tap to reveal the toolbar.
Next, tap the New Window icon in lower right hand corner. Refer to below image:
Your screen will display your open browser windows. Now, tap the Private button in lower left-hand corner. See below image:
Your Private Browsing Mode is now setup. At the bottom of the screen, tap the plus “+” button to open a Private window. Note! You will not see the below screen again as long as your device is logged in, you will just go in or our of Private Browsing Mode. See following image:
From here, you can type in an address or tap on a Favorites. In Private mode, you can use Safari as usual but it won’t track you locally. See below image:
Exit Private Browsing Mode
First, you need close each Private window you opened by clicking the “X” in upper left-hand corner.
Now, to exit Private Browsing Mode, tap the New Window icon, then tap the Private button in lower-left hand corner. The Private button will be in reverse color. You will be switched to non-Private Mode Browsing. Refer to below image:
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