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The native iPad browser, Safari, has many great features. It makes your life easier by auto-filling information, recording browser search history, and keeping track of the pages you visit. However, there is a feature that can turn these functions off, namely the private browsing mode. If you want to stop using it, or if you’ve accidentally enabled it, which is easy to do, read our guide on how to turn off private browsing on iPad devices.
How to Turn off Private Browsing on iPad
The steps below will teach you how to turn off the private browsing function on your iPad in just 4 easy steps.
Step 1: Open the Safari browser on your iPad. If it is already opened, continue to step 2.
Step 2: Look at the bottom-right corner of your screen, and tap the box with two squares.
Step 3: Look at the bottom-left corner of your screen for the function “Private.” If it is not highlighted white, you are in the normal browsing mode, and can stop here. If it is highlighted white, you are in the private browsing mode, and need to advance to the next step.
Step 4: Tap the function “Private” that is located in the bottom-left corner of your screen. The word will be no longer be highlighted, and you will have left the private browsing mode. Any pages that you were viewing in that mode will be gone, so make sure that you remember them for future uses.
If you run into any other issues while you’re trying to turn off the private browsing feature on your iPad, you’ll be happy to hear that Apple has a dedicated support page that walks you through all of the steps for disabling this feature. Did you run into any issues? Share your experience with changing from private to normal browsing mode, and do not hesitate to ask questions!