How to Activate Private Browsing on iPhone or iPad

Through the years, we’ve seen how Apple has tirelessly worked toward protecting the privacy of its users. And this is one of the reasons they have consistently stood out among other brands.

With the recent iOS 15 software update, Apple’s Safari had a new and impressive feature: private browsing.

The private browsing feature on Safari allows you to browse with confidentiality. That is, your browser history, search records, and cookies are confidential and can’t be tracked or accessed.

This feature is handy if you are browsing with an unprotected network or simply cherish your privacy.

Here are some of the steps to take to utilize this feature.

Activate Private Browsing on iPhone or iPad

First, launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad, then tap the tabs icon at the lower right corner of the screen.

Next, tap “[Number] Tabs” on the lower part of the screen. Then, select Private and afterward, tap Done.

Once done, the address bar will automatically turn black rather than white or grey.

Another way to activate the private browsing feature

Navigate and identify the Safari App icon on your Home Screen.

Then, press and hold it for a few seconds – a pop-up menu should appear.

Next, tap New Private Tab – a new Private tab will open.

Now you can enjoy private browsing for as long as you want.

Ori Otokpa

Ori is a medicine major, realtor, and content writer with over 5+ years of working experience. Through years of in-depth tech research and writing she has garnered sufficient knowledge to teach and help people find their way around tech. Ori’s goals are to broaden her expertise, travel the world, and go on as many adventures as possible.

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