Turn Private Browsing on or off on your iPad

Private Browsing protects your private information and blocks some websites from tracking your search behavior. 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 button .
  3. Tap New Private Tab.
    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 button .
  2. Tap Private  to show the Tabs Groups list.
  3. Tap Tabs at the top of the Tabs Groups list.

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