How do you make your Safari private?

Answered by Willie Powers

To make your Safari browsing private on your iPhone or iPod touch, you can enable Private Browsing mode. This feature allows you to browse the web without saving your browsing history, cookies, or other data. Here’s how you can turn on Private Browsing in Safari:

1. Start by opening Safari on your iPhone or iPod touch. You can find the Safari app on your home screen.

2. Once Safari is open, look for the Tabs button at the bottom right corner of the screen. It looks like two overlapping squares. Tap on this button to access your open tabs.

3. After tapping the Tabs button, you’ll see a list of your open tabs. At the bottom of this list, you’ll find the option to display the Tab Groups. Tap on the “number” Tabs option to view the Tab Groups list.

4. In the Tab Groups list, you’ll see an option labeled “Private” along with a brief description of what Private Browsing does. Tap on this option to enable Private Browsing.

5. Once you’ve tapped on the Private option, you’ll be taken back to the Tabs screen. You’ll notice that the background color has changed to dark gray, indicating that Private Browsing is now active.

6. At this point, you can start browsing the web in private mode. Safari will not save your browsing history, search history, or any other data related to your browsing session. However, it’s important to note that Private Browsing does not make you completely anonymous online. It only prevents Safari from saving your browsing data locally on your device.

7. When you’re done with your private browsing session, you can disable Private Browsing by following the same steps. Go back to the Tabs screen, tap on the “Private” option again, and it will turn off.

It’s worth mentioning that while Private Browsing prevents Safari from saving your browsing data, it doesn’t hide your online activity from your internet service provider or the websites you visit. If you need more privacy and anonymity online, you may consider using a virtual private network (VPN) or Tor browser.

Enabling Private Browsing in Safari on your iPhone or iPod touch is a simple process. Just follow the steps mentioned above, and you’ll be able to browse the web without leaving a trace of your activity on your device.