How to Go Incognito on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to go incognito on Android and keep your browsing activities private. Whether you want to browse without leaving any traces or you simply want to protect your privacy, going incognito can be a useful feature. Let’s dive into the steps to enable incognito mode on your Android device.

Step 1: Opening Chrome

To begin, open the Google Chrome browser on your Android device. You can locate the Chrome app icon on your home screen or in the app drawer.

Step 2: Accessing Incognito Mode

Once Chrome is open, tap on the three dots located at the top-right corner of the screen. This will open a menu with various options.

From the menu, select “New Incognito Tab.”

Alternatively, you can also use the keyboard shortcut by tapping and holding on the “New Tab” icon at the top-right corner and selecting “Open in Incognito Tab. “

Step 3: Start Browsing Incognito

After selecting either “New Incognito Tab” or “Open in Incognito Tab,” a new tab will open in Chrome with a dark background and a hat and glasses icon indicating that you are now browsing incognito.

Note: When using incognito mode, Chrome won’t save your browsing history, cookies, site data, or information entered in forms. However, it’s important to remember that going incognito does not make you completely anonymous online. Your internet service provider (ISP) and websites you visit can still track your activities.

Additional Tips for Incognito Browsing

  • Closing Tabs: To close an individual incognito tab, tap on the X icon located at the top-right corner of the tab. To close all incognito tabs at once, tap on the square icon located next to the X icon, and then swipe away each tab.
  • Switching to Normal Mode: To switch back to normal browsing mode, tap on the square icon located at the top-right corner of the screen.

    This will show you all your open tabs, including incognito tabs. From there, you can simply tap on a non-incognito tab to switch modes.

  • Browsing History: While Chrome doesn’t save your browsing history in incognito mode, you can still see your recently visited sites within an incognito tab by tapping on the clock icon located at the top-right corner of the screen.


Now that you know how to go incognito on Android using Google Chrome, you can enjoy a private browsing experience. Remember that while incognito mode helps protect your privacy to some extent, it does not provide complete anonymity online. Stay mindful of other methods to further enhance your online privacy and security.

Happy browsing!

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