How to Browse Privately from Safari on Your iPad - dummies

How to Browse Privately from Safari on Your iPad

Don’t want to leave any tracks while you surf? Turn on private browsing for a “what happens in Safari stays in Safari” tool. Those truly bent on staying private will also want to tap Clear History.

To go incognito, tap Bookmarks, and then tap the Private button at the bottom-left corner of the screen. You’re given the option to close your existing pages before turning on private browsing.

After private browsing is on, any traces of your visit to (or wherever) are nowhere to be found. Your history is wiped clean, open tabs don’t appear in iCloud Tabs, and your AutoFill information is not stored anywhere.

To remind you that you’re browsing privately, the Safari interface takes on a darker shade — a not-so-subtle message here that you might be engaging in a shady or naughty activity. The iPad doesn’t pass judgment.

To come out of hiding, tap the bookmarks icon and then tap Private again.

The history of pages you’ve visited can be useful and a huge timesaver, so don’t forget to disable this option again when you’re done doing whatever it is you don’t want people to know you’re doing.

You can separately turn on a Do Not Track setting in Settings.