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How to turn off Incognito Private Mode on iPhone

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Although you might need some extra privacy protection like a VPN when browsing the internet, Incognito Mode (available on all browsers) should help you with your search history. If you don’t want to save web pages during your browsing session, this mode is the way to go. Of course, if that’s what you want. Some iOS users were wondering how to turn off Incognito Mode on the iPhone because they turned it on by accident. We explain how to do this in Safari and Chrome for iOS below.

How do I disable Incognito mode on my iPhone?

1. Turn off Chrome Incognito Mode on iOS

Turning off Incognito Mode on Chrome for iOS is not the same as Android. The app UI is a bit different and, if you transitioned from Android to iOS, things could get a bit confusing. It’s made that way to closely resemble Safari. But, worry not, switching between regular, incognito, and Recent panels is pretty intuitive. To switch between these options, you’ll need to tap on the Tab icon at the bottom bar and, slide to the left and away from Incognito Mode.

Here’s how to disable Incognito Mode in Chrome for iOS:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Tap on the Tab icon (square with the number of open tabs).
  3. Tap on the middle option or slide to the left.
  4. Select one of the tabs or tap on the Plus icon to open a new regular tab.turn off incognito mode on iphone

That’s it. You can enable Incognito Mode again from the same menu or from the three-dots menu.

2. Turn off Incognito mode in Safari

To turn off Incognito Mode in Safari is similar to Chrome for iOS with a slight difference. You’ll see a drop-down menu that should offer an option to choose a regular start page or Private browsing. If you select Private, all new tabs you open will be in the Private (Incognito Mode). To disable this, all you need to do is choose the Start page option. You can configure the Start page and other settings in Safari settings.

Here’s how to turn off Private mode in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Tap on the Tabs icon at the bottom right corner.
  3. Expand the drop-down menu and select Start Page or Tabs instead of Private.turn off incognito mode on iphone

And, with that said, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and feel free to share your thoughts, questions, or suggestions with us in the comments section below. As always, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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