How to Open Incognito Tab on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Open Incognito Tab on iPhone

When it comes to browsing the internet, privacy is of utmost importance. Whether you want to keep your search history confidential or prevent websites from tracking your online activities, using an incognito tab can be a great solution. In this article, we will guide you through the process of opening an incognito tab on your iPhone.

Step 1: Launch Safari

To begin, locate the Safari app on your iPhone’s home screen and tap on it. Safari is the default web browser for iOS devices and is represented by a compass-like icon.

Step 2: Tap on Tabs

Once Safari opens, you will see several icons at the bottom of the screen. Locate and tap on the “Tabs” icon represented by two overlapping squares.

Step 3: Choose “Private”

A new screen will appear with all your open Safari tabs displayed as thumbnails. At the bottom-left corner of this screen, you will find four icons labeled “Private”, “New Tab”, “Show All Tabs”, and “Done”. Tap on the “Private” option.

Step 4: Confirm Opening Private Tab

A dialog box will pop up asking you if you want to keep all existing tabs or close them before entering private browsing mode. If you have any important tabs open that you want to refer back to later, tap on “Keep All” or else select “Close All”.


In private browsing mode:

  • Your browsing history will not be saved.
  • Websites won’t be able to track your activities through cookies.
  • AutoFill information will not be stored for forms.
  • Your searches won’t influence personalized suggestions.

Step 5: Enjoy Private Browsing

Congratulations! You have successfully opened an incognito tab on your iPhone.

From now on, any website you visit or search you perform in this private tab will not be recorded in your browsing history. You can freely browse the internet without leaving any traces behind.


Protecting your privacy while using the internet is essential, and opening an incognito tab on your iPhone is a simple yet effective way to achieve that. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can ensure that your online activities remain private and secure.

Additional Tips:

  • To close the private tab, tap on the “Tabs” icon again and swipe left on the private tab thumbnail to close it.
  • If you want to switch back to regular browsing mode, repeat steps 1-3 and select “Private” again to disable it.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful, and now you can enjoy a more secure browsing experience on your iPhone!

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