How to enable Incognito mode on a browser?

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While using the private browsing mode, your activity will not be stored on the browser or your device. In other words, your browsing history will be empty if you use the Incognito mode. 

It is important to note that the Incognito mode will not protect you from viruses or malware. Also, it will not keep your internet service provider (ISP) from seeing where you have been online, or stop websites from seeing your physical location. To secure your data online, you would need to connect to a VPN server via the Atlas VPN application.

Nonetheless, Incognito mode will enhance your privacy by not storing data of your activity online and it might also help with streaming or website accessibility issues when connected to a VPN server. 

In this article, you can find guides on how to enable the Incognito mode of the following browsers:


Google Chrome

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.

  2. Select three dots in the upper right corner.

  3. Click on the New Incognito window option.

  4. An alternative way would be to simply press Ctrl+Shift+N after opening the browser.




  1. Open the Firefox browser.

  2. Click on the menu in the upper right corner.

  3. Click on the New Private Window option.




 On macOS:

  1. Open the Safari browser.

  2. Click on File and select the New Private Window option.



On iOS:

  1. Open the Safari browser.

  2. Tap the Tabs button (upper left corner on iPads).

  3. Tap on Tabs   to show the Tab Groups list.

  4. Tap Private , then tap Done.




On Windows:

  1. Open the Opera browser;

  2. Click on Menu in the upper left corner;

  3. Select New private window.


On macOS:

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click on File in the top left corner.

  3. Select New Private Window.


Internet Explorer

  1. Open the Internet Explorer browser.

  2. Select the Tools menu (cogwheel icon) in the upper-right corner of the browser window.

  3. Hover over Safety.

  4. Select InPrivate Browsing;


An alternative way to turn on InPrivate Browsing is to click Ctrl+Shift+P after opening the browser.


Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.

  2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner.

  3. Select New InPrivate Window.


Note: these steps might vary on different devices. 


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