How to Use Incognito Mode in Chrome on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

How to use Incognito Mode in Chrome:

On your computer:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome

  2. At the top right, click More > New Incognito Window

  3. A new window appears. In the corner, check for the Incognito Icon

You can also use a keyboard shortcut to open an Incognito window:

  • Windows, Linux, or Chrome OS: Press Crtl + Shift + N

  • Mac: Press ⌘ + Shift + N.

You can switch between Incognito windows and regular Chrome windows. You’ll only browse in private when you’re using an Incognito window.

Stop Incognito Mode:

Incognito mode runs in a separate window from your normal Chrome windows.

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

If you see a number next to the Incognito icon at the top right, you have more than one Incognito window open.

  1. On your computer, go to your Incognito window.

  2. Close the window:

    • Windows or Chrome OS: At the top right, click Close Close.

    • Mac: At the top left, click 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.

On an Android phone or tablet:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.

  2. To the right of the address bar, tap More More and then New Incognito tab.

  3. A new window appears. In the top left, check for the Incognito icon Incognito.

If you see the message "Taking screenshots isn't allowed by the app or your organization," open the webpage in a normal Chrome tab.

You can switch between Incognito tabs and regular Chrome tabs. You'll only browse in private when you're using an Incognito tab.

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 Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.

  2. At the top right, tap Switch tabs . On the right, you’ll see your open Incognito tabs.

  3. At the top right of your Incognito tabs, tap Close .

iPhone & iPad

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Chrome app Chrome.

  2. Tap More More and then New Incognito Tab Incognito. A new Incognito 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.

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.

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Article ID: 88663
Created
Tue 10/8/19 8:39 AM
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Wed 10/9/19 7:46 AM