If you are using Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or even Mozilla Firefox, we want to show you how you can activate Incognito mode on your devices. Each of these browsers has its inbuilt settings that allows you to browse discreetly. The incognito mode can also be referred to as Private browsing or privacy mode.
The Incognito mode is a privacy feature in some web browsers to disable browsing history and the web cache. This allows a person to browse the Web without storing local data that could be retrieved at a later date. Privacy mode will also disable the storage of data in cookies and Flash cookies. This privacy protection is only within the browser application as it may leave traces on the hard drive and memory of the device, or via websites by associating the IP address at the web server.
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How To Activate Incognito Mode
Below are the ways to do this on different browsers.
How to Activate Incognito Mode in Google Chrome
- Open Google Chrome on your device
- Tap on the three dotted vertical lines (⋮) at the top right corner of the home screen
- Next, select the “New Incognito Window” option from the list of options there
- This will automatically take you to new incognito window page. The window has a black background
Alternatively; press Ctrl + Shift + N (for Windows) or Command + Shift + N (for Mac) to quickly go Incognito.
How to Activate Incognito Mode in Mozilla Firefox
- Tap on the “Settings” button of your Firefox browser. The button is the three short parallel lines located at the top right of the page
- Tap on it and select the “New Private Window” option from the list of options there
- You will be taken to the private browsing mode immediately. It’s a purple-background window
Alternatively; press Ctrl + Shift + P to quickly go Incognito.
How to Activate Incognito Mode in Internet Explorer
- Open the Internet Explorer browser on your device
- Then, click on the “Settings” (⚙️) icon at the top right corner of the home screen
- Next, tap on the “Safety” icon to show the drop-down options
- Then, select the “InPrivate Browsing” option to go over to Incognito mode
Alternatively; press Ctrl + Shift + P to quickly go private.
How to Activate Incognito Mode in Safari
- Open Safari browser on your iPhone
- Then, tap on the two squares touching each other located below the home screen
- Next, tap on the “Private” button below the screen
- Then, tap on the “+” icon on the screen to go private in Safari
for Mac OS:
- Open Safari browser on your Mac OS
- Tap on “File” close to the Apple icon at the top left of the screen
- Then, select the “New Private Window” option from the list of options there
Alternatively; press Up Arrow + Command + N (Mac OS) to go Incognito
NOTE: Once you close the Incognito window on your browser, your data will be automatically removed except for while browsing on iPhone using Safari. Here you will need to swipe left on the pages you want to close to remove the data.
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