How to Disable Incognito Mode


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What is Incognito Mode

By default, the majority of web browsers save a record of the websites and pages you view. You can simply search and revisit material by keeping your ‘past’.

The setting is known differently in each browser. It’s called Incognito Mode in Chrome, InPrivate Mode in Microsoft Edge, Private Browsing in Safari, and Private Mode in Firefox.

Incognito Mode

How to Disable Incognito Mode in Google Chrome on Windows PC

Using a Registry modification, you may totally disable Chrome’s Incognito Mode on a Windows PC. It sounds challenging, but it’s actually rather simple

  1. Choose Start and enter “CMD” into the search box.
  2. Select Run as Administrator from the context menu when you right-click Command Prompt.
  3. Enter and type in the Command Prompt [ REG ADDHKLM\SOFTEARE\Policies\Google\Chrome/vIncognitoModeAvailability/tREG_DWORD/d1 ] press Enter

Note: Close the Incognito browser window if you enter incognito mode and then want to return to normal browsing. When you restart Chrome, it will open in public surfing mode as usual.

How to Disable Incognito Mode on Mac

The steps for removing Incognito Mode in Chrome on a Mac are a little different, but the end result is the same. The most significant change is in how Macs handle registry editing.

  1. Go to Utilities in the Finder.
  2. Launch the Terminal application.
  3. Type the Following [defaults write com. google.chrome IncognitoModeAvailability -integer 1z ]
  4. Press Enter to Apply

How to Disable Private Mode in Firefox on Windows PC

The Firefox browser does not refer to this feature as Incognito Mode. Instead, it is set to Private Mode. However, you can still disable it.

  1. Launch Firefox.
  2. Select Add-ons from the Hamburger Menu at the top right of the browser window.
  3. In the top search box, type “private begone.”
  4. In the search results, choose Private Begone.
  5. This add-on disables Private Browsing in Firefox fully.
  6. Choose Add to Firefox.
  7. If a pop-up window titled Add Private Begone appears, click Add.
  8. To finish the installation, click Okay, Got It.
  9. Close any Firefox instances that are open.

How to Disable InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge

Disabling InPrivate Browsing on Microsoft Edge takes a little more care.

  1. Close any open instances of the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Start by typing “REGEDIT” into the search box.
  3. Select Registry Editor from the search results in the Start menu.
  4. Select Yes when Windows asks if you wish to enable the programme to make changes to your machine.
  5. In the tree in the left panel, find [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft. ]
  6. Right-click Microsoft Edge (the newly created key) and choose New > Key.
  7. This new key should be called “Main.”
  8. Right-click on the Main key. Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value from the menu.
  9. The new key should be called “AllowInPrivate.”
  10. Double-click the Allow InPrivate DWORD and make sure it is set to 0. If it is anything other than 0, set it to 0.
  11. Choose OK. The Registry Editor is currently closed.
  12. Restart your computer. And If you use Microsoft Edge, the InPrivate option will be unavailable.

Turn Off Incognito Mode Chrome Android

In contrast to desktop PCs, there is no option to disable Chrome’s Incognito mode on Android. However, you can install a third-party programme that performs the same thing.

  1. Launch the Google Play app on your smartphone.
  2. Look for Disable Incognito Mode and install it when you find it.
  3. Disable Incognito Mode will be launched.
  4. Open the Settings menu.
  5. Disable Incognito Mode in the settings panel. When the app asks for permission, tap Allow.
  6. Return to the app and tap the Hide symbol after Setting to make it disappear from the phone’s app screen.

How to Disable Private Mode in Safari on iPhones

  1. Go to Screen Time > Settings
  2. Turn on Screen Time from the Screen Time page.
  3. Continue after reading a summary of what the Screen Time function has to offer.
  4. Tap This is My Child’s iPhone if you’re configuring parental controls on your child’s iPhone.
  5. Set the Downtime hours when the phone cannot be used if you like. On the Content & Privacy page, click Continue.
  6. Make a passcode so that only you can change these settings.
  7. Select Content and Privacy Restrictions. If you are prompted for a passcode, enter it.
  8. Swipe the button to the right to enable Content & Privacy Restrictions.
  9. Select Content Restrictions.
  10. Select Web Content. Limit Adult Websites can be found on the Web Content page.


How does the incognito mode function

When you use incognito mode, your web browser “forgets” about your surfing session. Cookies are removed, and your web surfing or anything like Spotify history is cleared.

However, logging into an account, such as Facebook or Amazon, renders your behavior no longer anonymous.

Can I use extensions or add-ons when browsing in private mode?

Most extensions or add-ons are deactivated by default in incognito mode to improve privacy. However, if you choose, you can usually customise your browser to allow specific extensions to run in incognito mode.

Can websites still monitor me when I’m browsing in private mode?

Although incognito mode prevents your browsing history from being saved on your device, websites can still track your behaviour through other means.

They can monitor your IP address, use browser fingerprinting techniques, or use tracking mechanisms buried in the site content. Incognito mode does not completely shield you from website tracking.

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