How Do I Turn On Incognito Mode In Safari?

Lets see How Do I Turn On Incognito Mode In Safari? If you do not want your search history to be a part of your browser or if you do not want to store cookies in your browser, then Incognito Mode is the perfect solution for you. In Incognito Mode, you can make private searches and they do not become a part of your search history.

If you want to turn that process on, but you do not know how? Then this article will surely help you turn this mode on. Let’s first talk about Safari.

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What is Safari?

Safari is a graphical Web browser developed by Apple and released on the desktop in 2003. It was bundled with iOS devices when the iPhone was released back in 2007. It is based on the Web Kit engine. Both Safari and Google are web browsers, they differ in the way that Safari was developed by Apple and Google search engine is powered by Google itself. Safari web browser can also open Google chrome in it. 

It is a highly secure web browser and it has the advantage that when you are using Safari on two different devices and you open a tab on one device, then the same tab will be opened on the other device, so you can use tabs on one device, do shopping or work or search for stuff, then go to another device and start where you left off.

This is such a helpful feature provided by Safari. Incognito mode is also a feature of Safari which is also present in Google and some other web browsers. So let’s talk about Incognito mode.

What is the incognito mode?

Incognito Mode is a special feature available in some web browsers and used for private browsing. When you are operating in the Incognito mode, then the browser creates a different temporary session that is isolated from the main session of the browser.

This mode lets you browse privately, so you do not get cookies from other websites and your search history does not change a bit. Whatever you search on Incognito mode, goes away permanently with the private tab forever. You will never know anything about the searched items.

Is Incognito mode safe?

The internet is a treacherous place. Hackers roam around the internet to find prey. Their job is to hack others and make money through evil ways. This is a cybercrime. We have also heard that websites and search engines tend to steal your data and incognito mode plays a vital role in it. Incognito mode is not such a secure mode.

It does not prevent your data from reaching the public world. So it is not recommended to use Incognito mode if you have sensitive information. Although many people use it without any fear of getting hacked. So if you want to use it, then we will tell you how to do it. So follow the instructions given below to turn on Incognito mode In Safari browser.

How to turn “On” Incognito mode In Safari?

If you want to do private browsing on your iPhone but do not know How then you can follow the instructions we are about to give you.

Step 1

Turn your iPhone on.

Step 2

Find the Safari app on the home screen of your iPhone and open it.

Step 3

You will see that the navigation buttons are turned “Blue”. This means you are not in private browsing mode.

Step 4

To turn it on, tap on the “Tabs” option, On the left, you will see the “Private ” option, tap on it. A white highlight will appear around this option.

Step 5

Open a new tab by tapping on the “+” option on the bottom of the screen.

Step 6 

You will see that at the top there is a message displaying “Private Browsing mode”. The navigation buttons will turn white on dark background. Safari will now browse in Incognito mode in Safari. You can do surfing on the internet without Safari noticing the pages you visit.

How to turn “On” Incognito mode on MacBook?

If you want to turn on incognito mode on your MacBook, but do not know How, then we can help you do that. Just read the section below.

Step 1

Turn on your MacBook.

Step 2

Find the Compass-looking icon on the home screen, it is the Safari app. Open it.

Step 3 

Your Safari browser is not on private mode as a default. Go to the File option on the top left of the screen.

Step 4 

Find the “New Private Window” and click on it. Your Safari browser will be on Incognito mode until you close it. You can also press the “Shift + Command + N” keys together to open a private window. 


We hope you got to know the process of turning the Incognito mode “On” on the Safari browser. We explained it to both iPhone and Mac users. You can turn the private mode on at any time on your browser.

If you have any other questions about this topic, then you can ask us in the comment section, we would love to hear and solve your issue. If you have any other questions about the Safari app, then you can go to Safari Apple Support

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