While using the Google Chrome browser on your iPhone, you can easily go back to any web page that you visited some time ago. This is because Chrome preserves your browsing history by keeping a log of all the web pages you visited while surfing the internet. But what if you want to go on a searching spree and never get traced? Maybe you don’t wish Chrome to create and save a log of where all you went on the internet or suggest you keywords from browsing history! The only way to accomplish is by activating incognito mode in Chrome.
The browsing history is saved not just for your reference, but also for Chrome’s convenience. Chrome takes ideas and keywords from its browsing history data and suggests them next time whenever you are searching on the web. In short, the overall process gets speed up.
However, you have an option of deleting all the browsing history including cookies, passwords, cache, autofill data, etc. But why to let Chrome know about past internet activities if you have an option of going into the incognito mode, where you are ending the possibility of revealing the information in the first place. Doesn’t it sound more convenient?
What is Incognito mode?
Sometimes even referred to as Private Browsing or Private Window, the incognito mode comes to use when you wish to extend control over whether browsing data should be saved or not. When the incognito mode is enabled, Chrome doesn’t keep track of the web pages you visit or the files you download. It also doesn’t suggest to you keywords from the searches you do under the hat of this mode.
It gives you an experience similar to almost not having carried out the searches that you do under this mode, at all. This also helps in strengthening your online privacy. However, you must know that your internet service provider or employer may still get to know about your web searches.
How to activate Incognito Mode on iPhone?
Just a few steps and you can have the incognito mode at your command!
- Open the Chrome app.
- Sign into your Google account.
- Tap the Chrome menu button (Vertically aligned three dots on the right-hand side of the browser, beside the address bar).
- When the drop-down menu appears, select the New Incognito Tab option.
With this, a black screened window opens up, which tells you that, you’ve gone incognito. You can now type the URL of the websites you wish to visit in the address bar at the top of the screen.
The incognito tab can be differentiated from normal tabs as they have dark grey tops while the usual one is white. To exit the incognito mode, just close the tab like usual, by tapping the X at the top right corner of the screen.
Who knew private browsing could be so easy and fun!