Turn Private Browsing on or off on your iPhone or iPod touch

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 iPhone or iPod touch.
  2. Tap the Tabs button .
  3. Tap [number] Tabs   to show the Tab Groups list.
  4. Tap Private , then tap Done.

An iPhone showing the Private Browsing Mode screen when you tap Private to turn Private Browsing on.

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

How to turn off Private Browsing

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPod touch.
  2. Tap the Tabs button .
  3. Tap Private   to show the Tab Groups list.
  4. Tap [number] Tabs , then tap Done.

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