Activate Incognito Mode (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

Incognito Mode is also known as the Private browser that will you let you surf the internet without saving the browsing history and cache on the computer. This feature is pretty useful for those users who are using the internet on a public computer or a friend’s computer. Generally, web browsers save the history and cache locally on the computer or mobile devices, but the private mode will let you browse the internet without saving the history. Many people confuse the private mode with the privacy mode, the incognito mode or private mode will not keep the internet browsing history, however, you will not be surfing the internet as an Anonymous, which means that your IP address could still be traced. The primary mechanism behind the incognito is same for all devices and internet browser. However, the option to enable and disable it will vary depending upon the device.

Activating Incognito Mode on Chrome:

On Computers:

Open Google Chrome and Click on the three lines in the top right corner. Select the Incognito mode. You can also use the (Ctrl + Shift + N) to activate the incognito mode on Google Chrome.

New windows will be opened in the Incognito mode, and you will see a web page like shown in the screenshot below.

Before you activate the incognito or private browsing mode on Google Chrome, keep in mind that most of the extensions are disabled in incognito mode. However, if you want to use an extension in the incognito mode, you can enable the extension by following the method as explained below.

Click on the options menu which is the three lines in the top right corner and select Settings

On the left panel, Click on the Extensions

Under every extension, there is a little box to enable the extension in incognito mode. Check “Allow in Incognito” to enable this extension. Similarly you can activate all the extensions that you want in the Google Chrome.

On Mobile Phone:

Activating Incognito mode on Google Chrome on Mobile Phones is relatively easy, download and install Chrome app from the app store or Google Play store.

Open the Chrome and tap on three dots in the top right corner and select New Incognito Mode

You will receive a new web page with notification that you have gone incognito.

Activate Incognito on Mozilla Firefox:

On Computer:

Open Mozilla Firefox on your computer and click on the options. Now select New Private Window. Incognito mode is replaced by the Private Window in Mozilla Firefox. You can also use Ctrl + Alt + P to enable the private mode on Mozilla Firefox.

In the new window, you will also see a purple color private browsing icon.

On Mobile Phone:

Open Mozilla Firefox and Tap on the tab number in the top right corner.

Tap on the Private Mode icon right next to the + button. It will turn into purple, and you will see private browsing in Mozilla Firefox.

Activate Incognito Mode on Safari:

On Mac OS X:

Open Safari on Mac and Click on the File, Now select the New Private Window. You can also use Command + Shift + P to activate the Incognito mode.

Unlike Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, Safari on Mac OS X doesn’t show the noticeable change. Only the search field will be turned to dark grey color.

On iPhone:

Open Safari on your iPhone and Tap on the square icon in the bottom right corner.

Now, Tap on the Private in the bottom left corner.

That’s it! Hit the “+” button to start the private web browsing on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.