How to Enable Private Browsing in Safari on iPhone and iPad

In today’s world of escalating cybercrime and online hacking, it’s imperative to stay safe when browsing the net. That’s why it’s a great idea to turn on Private Browsing in Safari on your iPhone or iPad. Once enabled, this private mode allows you to browse the web without being tracked. 

Moreover, Safari will not keep any record of what sites you visit, what you search for, or even the AutoFill information. So let’s set it up.

How to Turn ON Private Browsing in iOS 13 Safari on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch Safari on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on Tab icon from the bottom right corner.

Tap on Tab Icon in Safari on iPhone or iPad 

Step #3. Up next, tap on Private from the bottom left corner.

Use Private Browsing on iPhone or iPad Safari

You have successfully enabled Private browsing in Safari. From now onwards, you can browse the web without having to worry about being tracked. Moreover, cookies or caches too won’t be anonymously stored in your device.

How to Turn OFF Private Browsing in iOS 13 Safari on iPhone or iPad

Supposing you have enabled Private browsing to prevent advertisers or developers from tracking you but you no longer want to keep it enabled, how would you disable it? It’s just as simple. Follow all the above-mentioned steps and then tap on the Private button to turn Off Private browsing.

Disable Private Browsing in Safari on iPhone or iPad

That’s it.

Signing off…

You can now enable private browsing whenever you wish to. However, although it’s a useful security feature, there’s another aspect too. For instance, if you have kids, they may access inappropriate content in private mode. Therefore, you also have the option to permanently disable private browsing on Safari. So, do you prefer to turn it on or off? Share your thought in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.