How to Browse the Internet Privately on the iPad mini - dummies

How to Browse the Internet Privately on the iPad mini

Don’t want to leave any tracks while you surf on your iPad mini? 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 also see the Private button if the Top Sites screen is showing.)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.

To return out of hiding, tap either Close All Tabs or 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.