In incognito mode, Safari doesn’t remember the pages you’ve visited, your history, or autofill information once you close the tab. A useful mode on more than one occasion and which we can open in several different ways from the changes introduced in iOS 15, let’s see the fastest.
A very useful navigation, which can be accessed quickly
With the redesign of Safari in iOS 15, we have more ways than ever to open a private new tab in Safari on our iPhone. A tab that, given its usefulness, we may want to open more than once, so every second counts.
If we are outside of Safari, the fastest way to open a new private tab is by holding down the Safari icon and choosing private new tab. We can do this by long-pressing the app icon on the home screen, from the app library, or even from Spotlight results.
If we are in Safari, quickly opening a private tab is also very simple. Simply we press and hold the button to switch tabs (two overlapping squares) at the bottom right and touch private new tab. Another option, if we want to access the private tabs that we already have open, is to touch private browsing.
The third way to open a private tab is already a little slower, but useful depending on where we are in Safari. After touching the button to switch tabs (two overlapping squares) at the bottom right, We touch the text at the bottom center and choose private browsing. With this we will see our private tabs, if we want to open a new one we touch the “+” at the bottom left or slide from right to left in the lower navigation bar.
Finally we can, after having touched the switch tab button (two superimposed squares) at the bottom right, long press on the central text. A small variation on the previous system which, although it only avoids a touch, can also be comfortable for us.
And does this private navigation make sense?
As we have already said, it is important that we are clear that private browsing is only private on the device
What we avoid through private tabs is access to cookies, as each tab manages its own cookies, greatly reducing cross-site tracking. In any event, if what we want is to make it difficult to follow, we should choose to use Private Relay or similar solutions.
In any case, since we want to browse without leaving a trace of our activity on the device or to be able to log in to an account without its cookies following us on the rest of the web, it is important that we can quickly access private browsing. Fortunately, we have several ways to do this.
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