Turn Private Browsing on or off on your iPad

When you use Private Browsing, the details of your browsing aren't saved, and the websites you visit aren't shared with your other devices. Safari won't remember the pages you visit, your search history, or your AutoFill information.

How to turn on Private Browsing

  1. Open Safari on your iPad.

  2. Touch and hold the Tabs buttonNo alt supplied for Image.

  3. Tap New Private TabNo alt supplied for Image.

    iPad with Safari tab options menu open

While Private Browsing is on, the Safari address bar appears black or dark instead of white or gray, and the buttons are black instead of blue.

How to turn off Private Browsing

  1. Tap the Tabs buttonNo alt supplied for Image.

  2. Tap PrivateNo alt supplied for Image to show the Tabs Groups list.

  3. Tap [number] TabsNo alt supplied for Image at the top of the Tabs Groups list.

Learn more

Learn how to use Private Browsing on iPhone or iPod touch.

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