How to Turn Off Incognito Mode on Chrome for iPhone and iPad

Imagine you’re browsing an iPhone or iPad in Incognito mode when suddenly someone asks to borrow it for just a second – as an attentive friend you agree without question!

Chrome for iOS (via 9to5Google) now enables users to secure Incognito tabs using Touch ID or Face ID authentication, with this feature blurring them in the tab switcher until authenticated.

Open Chrome

Google’s Chrome browser for iOS is an attractive, fast app that arguably does more with less screen real estate than Apple’s mobile Safari. It offers all the same features found in its desktop counterpart such as draggable tabs and sync support for bookmarks, passwords, settings and omnibox data across devices. In addition, its use of native multitasking capabilities enables multiple tabs to open simultaneously or switch them with one swipe.

One of the most beloved features in Chrome is Incognito mode – allowing users to surf the web without saving history or saving any lingering data. According to Android Police, Incognito mode could soon get even better.

According to reports on Google’s Gerrit Changelog, they’re developing a feature which will allow users to lock Incognito tabs with Touch ID or Face ID and keep them private using Touch ID or Face ID authentication. It essentially blurs them so anyone who doesn’t know their passcode or unlock pattern will not be able to see what you are viewing while incognito mode.

Not available just yet, it should soon be made available to users running iOS beta versions (via 9to5Google). Once activated, users will find its toggle under Privacy settings.

Chrome for iOS now features the capability of taking full-page screenshots similar to Safari. Simply hit three dots in the upper right-hand corner and select “Take screenshot,” or press on button in tab bar – both options allow for taking snapshots quickly and taking them further with editing and sharing options available afterwards.

If you own an iPhone or iPad and use Chrome browser, the latest updates should definitely be of interest. Chrome now features an enhanced Discover design to highlight news and content from websites you visit as well as a quick-access menu for bookmarks, apps and recently closed tabs. Furthermore, tab navigation between vertical on iPhone and horizontal on iPad as well as enhanced search experience are just two features worth taking note of.

Go to Settings

Imagine browsing privately on your phone when someone requests to borrow it; upon complying, but then realizing they should not see your Incognito tabs, but instead of awkward excuses you turn back off by flicking a quick swipe to make them private again. That is one of the new features being implemented into Chrome for iOS devices by Google – when enabled it blurs Incognito tabs from view in the tab switcher and requires face or fingerprint recognition before opening them – providing welcome improvements to mobile security that may prove especially helpful if used publicly like when browsing a work or publically.

Chrome for iOS now includes this feature as part of its beta version, making it accessible on iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches running iOS 4.3 or later. A Google account is required in order to synchronise bookmarks and preferences across devices. To get started with this feature simply tap three vertical dots in the upper right corner and select Settings; navigate to “Privacy and Security” section then toggle “Lock Incognito Tabs When Closed” switch ON.

Chrome for the iPhone and iPad is an intuitive app that makes opening multiple tabs easily and quickly possible. Its swipe-through-tabs feature is especially helpful on larger iPad screens; its vertically scrollable deck of cards effect allows for effortless flipping through them vertically like cards in a deck of cards. Furthermore, multi-touch support enables quick swipe up/down movements between tabs as well as closing them quickly and smoothly.

However, Chrome for iPhone and iPad does have one major drawback despite its many strengths: you are unable to set it as your default browser; Apple Safari still manages opening web links from other applications on your device instead. This design limitation should be addressed soon in an update of this app.


Google is working to enhance private web browsing on their Chrome app for iPhone and iPad even more securely, with a new update to the beta version enabling you to secure Incognito tabs using Touch ID or Face ID, according to 9to5Google. This feature obscures tabs in the tab switcher until an authenticator authenticatess themselves using fingerprint or facial unlock – this can come in handy if someone borrows your phone for only brief moments of browsing without closing their Incognito window before returning it back to you.

Google announced on their blog post that this update is currently rolling out to iPhone and iPad users and will become available to Android phones and tablets in the coming months. As part of a larger update to Chrome app that enables syncing of settings, bookmarks, passwords, omnibox data across devices.

Other features in Chrome’s new iOS version include a revamped Discover design for New Tab pages and screenshot capabilities for websites. When visiting one that provides this option, a camera button appears at the top-right corner and Chrome captures an entire rectangle of pixels around it in order for you to crop and save a screenshot.

Chrome 89 for Windows, Mac and Linux adds features to allow for more flexible downloading of files; also making sharing links and pages simpler by allowing you to drag-and-drop them directly into an email message or other application.

Chrome 92 for iOS introduces several small yet significant improvements, including cleaner and more organized New Tab pages as well as being able to search sites using just their URL instead of name or location. Users can use arrows in the address bar to expand and collapse results or click “more” for additional options. Furthermore, more languages will be supported as well as frequent updates designed to make users’ experience better.

Incognito mode

Google’s Chrome web browser is now available on Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, featuring all its usual features – unlimited tabs, Incognito mode and device syncing via Chrome Sync – just like its desktop version.

iOS also features multitasking support, allowing users to run multiple instances of an app simultaneously and switch between them with just a swipe from one phone to the other – vertical for iPhone users and horizontal on iPad users alike. Tabs may also be moved around vertically. Credentials synced across devices enable quick login into websites frequently visited.

Recent changes published on Chromium Gerrit indicate that iOS version of Chrome will soon provide users with increased privacy. Through this new feature, Incognito tabs will remain hidden until authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID or passcode authentication.

This feature has yet to be made widely available to users, but will likely do so shortly. It provides an effective solution to ensure Incognito tabs remain private when you must hand your phone over temporarily to someone else for any brief moment. You can activate it through Chrome’s three-dot menu before heading into Privacy and Security for settings, with similar options also found within Google App, though these only lock when the application closes rather than require authentication to unlock them. In the coming months Google plans on rolling out similar functionality across Android too.