How to make Safari’s Private Browsing available (Explained)

How to make Safari's Private Browsing available (Explained)

Here is How you make Safari’s private browsing available on your device.

In using iPhone or iPad, sometimes you will need to use private browsing mode on Safari. The following article will show you three ways to browse the web privately using the Safari browser.

What Takes Place When I Use Safari’s, Private Browsing Mode?

If you wish to protect your data, using this free option in Safari can be helpful. So, these are the effects of enabling Safari’s Private Browsing mode.

The online pages won’t be saved in iCloud by Safari.

When utilizing the Smart Search field, Safari won’t save your searches. Private Mode on Safari allows you to browse the web without leaving your search history, cookies, and other information.

The mechanism of action is almost similar to incognito mode on Chrome.

Although they are kept on your computer, the downloaded files are not added to the saved download list.

Your Private window won’t appear on another iOS device when using Handoff.

Safari won’t save website data and new cookies.

1. Turn on Private mode.

On iPhone and iPod touch

To be able to turn on Private mode, at the Safari browser interface, click the Page button and select Private.

Safari’s background will be black instead of white when Private mode is on, like in normal browsing mode.

In addition, the websites you visit will not be saved in the Browsing History section on your iPhone nor on other devices that share your Apple ID.

To exit Private Mode, you touch the Page button and select Private. Websites you have visited while using Private mode will be hidden; they will reappear when you open Private way the next time.

On iPad

  1. Launch Safari. 
  2. Hold down the Tabs button. 
  3. Tap on the New Private tab option. 

On Mac

You can choose always to browse privately or do it once. You can take these actions if you only wish to utilize them once:

Open the Safari application, then select File.

  1. Select New Private Window. 
  2. Shift + Command + N is another keyboard shortcut you can utilize.

You can try the following procedures if you want the Private mode to always be on:

  1. Launch the Safari program, then select Preferences.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select the Safari pop-up option by clicking on it. A New Private Window should be chosen.

If this option isn’t there, click the Apple logo to access System Preferences. Select “Close windows when exiting an app” under General by clicking on it.

2. Clear browsing history and data

You go to the Settings application (Settings)> Safari> Select the item Clear history and website data (Clear History and Website Data).

3. Customize Safari Privacy and Security Settings

To customize the privacy and security settings for Safari, go to Settings > Safari; under Privacy & Security, you can enable/disable options depending on your intended use.

– Prevent Cross-Site Tracking

The services on the websites all track your browsing behavior to improve their services.

So Apple has added a new security option, Prevent Cross Web Tracking, that allows you to prevent being tracked.

By turning on this setting, the system will detect pages that include trackers and keep your information separate from the website, protecting you.

– Block All Cookies (Block All Cookies)

The websites you have visited use cookies to remember and identify you. The website uses cookies to track your login information and keep you logged in.

Safari will automatically block cookies from third parties (For example, advertising pages,…) and only accept cookies from the websites you visit.

So you can protect your privacy by enabling the Block All Cookies button.

Fraudulent Website Warning

Safari will display a warning if it suspects a website you’re visiting is fraudulent.

– Check Apple Pay (Check for Apple Pay)

Websites that use Apple Pay can check if you have the feature turned on. Turn off this option to prevent websites from checking if you have Apple Pay.

4. How can I turn off Safari’s private browsing mode?

The Private browsing mode has advantages, but it can also be inconvenient. If you lend someone access to your computer, you might want to keep tabs on their online activities.

Whatever the motivation, here’s how to disable Safari’s Private browsing mode on all iOS devices:

Applied to iPhone and iPod touch 

  1. Open Safari, then click the Tabs button.
  2. Open the Tab Groups list by tapping on the Private icon.
  3. Click Tabs, then click Done.

On iPad 

  1. On the Tabs button, tap.
  2. To access the Tabs Groups list, tap the symbol with the downward-pointing arrow.
  3. Toggle off Private by tapping on it.

On Mac

Close all of the Private tabs before starting Safari. You can change to a standard account as well.

How private is Private Browsing Mode?

This setting prevents Safari from recording your activity. You won’t be invisible to other parties, such as the government or your internet service provider.

This is done to protect online security and find any signs of questionable online activity. However, you shouldn’t be concerned if you’re only using it for personal use.

Is Chrome compatible with Private Browsing Mode?: Final thought 

Unfortunately, this mode is only accessible on iOS devices when using the Safari browser. You can use the Incognito Mode on Chrome to access a comparable feature.

On Chrome, select New Incognito Mode by clicking the three dots. Similar clicks should be made on Firefox’s three lines in the top-right corner. Select New Private Window next.

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