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Enhance Privacy Settings in Chrome on iPhone & iPad

Due to Apple’s stringent guidelines, Google Chrome is the default with enhanced privacy and security. Hence, it offers minimal options in the Privacy settings.

We can clear the temporarily saved browsing data and manage the handoff settings under Chrome’s Privacy settings.

In this guide, I have shared written instruction about:

Configure to Enhance the Privacy Settings

The Chrome app on iPhone and iPad does not offer extensive options to control privacy and data usage. However, Apple devices are meant to secure your privacy, and I firmly believe that Chrome has been passed through Apple’s data and privacy guidelines.

However, you can clear history and cookies data under the privacy tab to delete your temporarily saved data. Here is how to do it:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3-dots icon menu list and choose the Settings menu.Chrome iOS Options Menu and Settings Tab
  3. Select the Privacy option.
    Privacy tab under Settings Menu in Chrome iOS
  4. Tap on the Clear Browsing Data tab.
    Clear Browsing Data under Chrome iPhone Privacy Settings
  5. Choose the type of data you want to clear from the browser.
    Chrome iOS Choose the Options and Clear Browsing Data
  6. Tap on the Clear Browsing Data command button.

In step #5, you can delete privacy-sensitive data such as auto-filled passwords, addresses, search data, history, and cookies.

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Note: If you use the Handoff functionally less often, turning it off is a good idea.

Bottom Line

While Chrome browser doesn’t offer many privacy control settings on iOS devices, it should be pre-configured with tight data security. However, you can choose different stored clear browsing data types to enhance your privacy.

Similarly, you can enable and manage the privacy settings in Chrome on your computer. The computer variant of the browser offers much more control over the options and privacy settings.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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