Browse in private

If you don’t want Google Chrome to remember your activity, you can browse the web privately in Incognito mode.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the bottom right, tap More More and then New Incognito Tab Incognito mode. A new tab opens.

To check if you're in Incognito mode, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. Swipe right to see if you have any open Incognito tabs. At the top, look for the Incognito icon Incognito mode.

You'll only browse in private when you're using an Incognito tab.

You can switch between Incognito tabs and regular Chrome tabs:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the bottom, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. Swipe right or left to switch between Incognito tabs and regular Chrome tabs.

Stop private browsing

Incognito mode runs in a separate tab from your normal Chrome tabs.

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

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

What happens when you browse privately

  • Chrome won't save your browsing history, cookies and site data, or information entered in forms.
  • Files you download and bookmarks you create will be kept.
  • Your activity isn’t hidden from websites you visit, your employer or school, or your internet service provider.

Learn more about how private browsing works.

Related articles

Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?