No one can track your search history: a simple trick to protect your iPhone

Yulia LoseynkoLife
Incognito tabs in Chrome can now be blocked additionally

The history of search queries in the smartphone browser can tell a lot about the owner of the gadget. Sometimes even too much. That's why many users are looking for ways to hide their phone's search history.

iPhone owners can take advantage of a clever trick created by Google for their safety. According to The Sun, this life hack can be used by those who prefer the Google Chrome browser. It is about the ability to block tabs in incognito mode.

In this mode, Chrome does not remember your actions. So you can freely search for gifts for your loved ones, discuss sensitive medical issues, or plan a surprise party - none of this will be remembered and will not have consequences in the form of relevant contextual advertising or other. You open a tab, find what you need, and close it without leaving a digital footprint.

But sometimes you need to keep these tabs open. And that's where they can be locked. This means that anyone who wants to use them will have to unlock them using Face ID, Touch ID, or an access code.

How do I block incognito tabs in Google Chrome for iOS?

First of all, make sure you have the latest version of iOS. To do this, select Settings - General - Software Update. Then check the Apple App Store to make sure you've updated Google Chrome. If not, do so. After that, unlock your iPhone and open Google Chrome.

Once you have access to the browser, click on the main menu of the application - the three dots in the corner of the screen, and then go to the settings menu (indicated by the cogwheel icon). Click the Privacy & Security button, then enable "Block incognito tabs when closing Chrome".

Does this make browsing completely private? No, it doesn't. The sites will see that you have accessed them, and your activity will be recorded by your ISP. To avoid this, it's best to use a VPN - the appropriate software will encrypt and redirect your internet traffic so that no one can track which pages you've visited. This can be useful if you frequently connect to public Wi-Fi networks that are unable to provide you with a decent level of security and privacy.

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