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Private Browsing In Safari On iPhone And iPad In iOS 12 And iOS 11

There are probably many things relating to an iPhone or iPad in iOS 12 and iOS 11 that you could give up on, but browsing the web is not one of them. And still, the issue of your browsing privacy is a painful one. Many people want to be able to search for whatever they need, without worrying that the device tracks every single one of their moves.

That’s how and why private browsing in Safari was invented, particularly for the Apple iPhone and iPad devices. Whether you’re running it in iOS 12 and iOS 11 or any other version, you too can now use the internet and tell the device not to log your search queries, your viewing history, and other data like the usernames and passwords from the websites you log into.

When you use the Private Browsing, you’re pretty much activating a killswitch. The phone or the tablet will never again remember what you have clicked on or what you viewed during that particular section. One thing you should know, however, about using this so-called Incognito Mode, is that the cookies won’t be deleted, no matter what!


Turn On the Private Browsing on iPad/iPhone in iOS 12 and iOS 11:

  1. Launch the Safari browser;
  2. Head to its bottom right corner;
  3. Hit the two-page icon;
  4. From the context menu that will show up, select Private;
  5. You’ll see that the white screen of the browsing app turns black and you should also have a pop-up telling you that the browser is about to stop remembering whatever you type or search for.


The same results as the ones suggested for the Safari browser can be obtained with many other internet apps. Check the Apple App Store from your iPhone or iPad in iOS 12 and iOS 11, maybe Dolphin Zero or the Opera Browser will suit you even better than Chrome.


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