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. Tap More More and then New Incognito Tab. A new window appears.
  3. To check if you're in Incognito mode on your iPhone, at the top, tap the address bar. On the left, look for the Incognito icon Incognito mode.

Stop private browsing

Incognito mode runs in a separate tab from your normal Chrome tabs. To exit Incognito mode, close all Incognito tabs.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. On the right, you'll see your open Incognito tabs.
  3. At the top-right of your Incognito tabs, 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 that you download and bookmarks that you create will be kept.
  • Your activity isn’t hidden from websites that you visit, your employer or school, or your Internet service provider.

Learn more about how private browsing works.

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