The Safari browser on your iPhone, much like the Web browsers you have used on your computer, includes the ability to browse privately. When you begin a private browsing session in a browser, any history or cookies from that session will be forgotten as soon as you close out of private browsing.
Our guide below will show you how to switch to private browsing from a standard browsing session. This will effectively keep two different browser sessions open on the device. Any pages that you had open in the standard browsing session will remain open while you are in the private mode.
How to Do Prviate Browsing on an iPhone 7
The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.2. Note that you will need to manually close the private browsing session tabs when you are done, or they will remain open in Safari for the next time you open the browser. You can close a private browsing tab in Safari by opening the Tabs window, then tapping the x on one of the tabs.
Step 1: Open the Safari browser.
Step 2: Touch the Tabs icon at the bottom-right of the screen.
Step 3: Choose the Private option at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the + button at the bottom of the screen to create a new Private Browsing tab.
As mentioned above you will need to be sure to close the tabs in the Private Browsing session, otherwise they will still be there when you switch back from a regular browsing session.
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