Browse in Incognito mode

You can browse the web more privately in Incognito mode.
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then New Incognito Tab . A new Incognito tab opens.
Tips:
  • To check if you're privately browsing, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
  • Swipe right to find whether you have any open Incognito tabs. An Incognito tab has the Incognito icon at the top.
  • Your browsing activity is only private when you're in an Incognito tab.

You can switch between Incognito tabs and regular Chrome tabs:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the bottom, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
    • On your iPhone, you can find:
      • Switch tabs Switch tabs at the bottom.
      • More More and then Settings Settings at the bottom right.
    • On your iPad, you can find:
      • Switch tabs Switch tabs at the top.
      • More More and then Settings Settings at the top right.
  3. Swipe right or left to switch between Incognito tabs and regular Chrome tabs.

Open links in Incognito mode

When you open a link from another app or a text message, you can choose to open the link in an Incognito tab in Chrome. To change this setting:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings Settings and then Privacy and Security.
  3. Turn Ask to Open Links from Other Apps in Incognito on or off.
Open a link with Incognito mode
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, tap a link you want to open in Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap Open in Chrome Incognito.

Lock Incognito tabs when you switch between apps

Anyone who uses your device can access Incognito tabs that you leave open. To leave Incognito tabs open and keep them private, you can lock your Incognito tabs.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy and Security.
  4. Turn on Lock Incognito Tabs When You Close Chrome.

Close Incognito mode

If you have an Incognito tab open and you open another one, your private browsing session will continue in the new tab. To exit, close all Incognito tabs.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the bottom, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs.
  3. Swipe right to find your open Incognito tabs.
  4. Choose the tab you want to close. At the top right of the tab, tap Close Close.

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