Google is such a great source of information that you can’t help but use it on multiple occasions every single day. At the same time, it feels a bit weird when you start noticing that all the ads it displays are somewhat related to your previous searches. The feeling that you’re being watched and monitored can be frustrating enough to make you want to start to navigate anonymously.
It’s important to note the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus has Private Mode called Secure Folder, so we’ll use this words interchangeably.
What you’re looking for is actually a feature that Google includes. It is called the Private Mode and it can be easily accessed in 3 simple steps. Before you proceed, you should know two essential things about using the Google Private Mode on Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus:
- Once you enter this mode, none of your viewing history, search queries or login credentials and passwords will be remembered or saved;
- At the same time, when in the Private Mode, the websites you access will keep storing cookies on your smartphone.
Feel free to think of this Private Mode as a kill switch. If you activate it, you’re going undercover, your device never remembering whatever you have viewed or clicked on.
Now enough with the talking, let us introduce you to those 3 simple steps we previously mentioned.
How to turn on the Private Mode in Chrome on Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus
- Launch the Google Chrome;
- Go to the upper-right corner and tap on the 3-dot icon;
- From the context menu that will show, identify the “New incognito tab” and click on it.
You’ll notice a new Chrome window with the title “You’ve gone incognito” will launch. On this occasion, you’ll be able to learn a few more things about what this mode actually implies. Who are you hiding from and who can still access the information – meaning your employer, the website you’re visiting (remember the cookies?) or the internet service provider.
But that was pretty much everything on how to turn on the private mode in Chrome when using a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus.
Are there any alternatives to Google Private Mode?
Before we officially end this article, we’d like to show you two alternatives:
- You can always try the Opera browser – this one comes with a browser-wide privacy mode that you could easily enable and use;
- You can use a third-party app – feel free to browse the Google Play Store and pick something like Dolphin Zero, a great browser alternative that by default won’t store your data.
Now we’re officially done with this guide. Don’t go incognito by us, leave a comment below and tell us your favorite way of navigating anonymously.