Turn Private Browsing on or off on your iPad

Private Browsing protects your private information and blocks some websites from tracking your search behaviour. 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 turned on, the Safari address bar will appear black or dark instead of white or grey, and the buttons will be 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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