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Open New Tabs and Incognito Mode in Chrome on iPhone & iPad

Google Chrome lets us open new tabs by tapping the “+” button in the address bar. We can use the multi-tab icon to add an incognito tab and switch between normal and incognito browsing modes.

We can also add a tab by tapping the three-dot menu and selecting the “New tab” or “New incognito tab” options.

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How to Open New Tabs and Start Incognito browsing in Chrome app on iPhone

Add New Tabs in the Chrome app

When we launch the Chrome browser, a home tab is already open for us to start browsing. However, we can add multiple new tabs and switch between them. Here are the steps for new tabs:

  1. Open the Chrome app on an iPhone or iPad device.
  2. Tap on the Plus plus add icon icon at the bottom of the toolbar.
    New Tab and Tabs icon in Chrome iOSA new tab will added instantly.
  3. Enter a website URL to proceed with browsing in the new tab.
    Enter Website URL in Chrome iOS

You can also tap on the Tabs multi tab icon icon in the toolbar at the bottom, and select the Add button to add another tab.

Start an Incognito Browsing Tab

The incognito or private browsing mode is a helpful feature that does not save any browsing data you’ve accessed on your browser. Follow these steps to open an incognito tab:

  1. Launch the Chrome app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Tabs icon multi tab icon (at the bottom of your screen).
    It will show you the present active tabs.
  3. Swipe left-to-right or choose the Incognito Mode icon.
    Chrome iOS Active Incognito Tabs
  4. Tap on the Add plus add icon button to add a new incognito tab.

Similarly, you can also close all active tabs from the same tabs menu. Tap on the Close All command at the bottom to kill all the active tabs.

Add and Close All Tabs in Chrome iOS

Hit on the Done button once you’ve added or closed all the tabs to close the tab list view.

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Note: Your ISP may track your online activity even if you use an incognito tab or private browsing mode.

Switch between Normal and Incognito Tabs

If you’re using the normal and incognito tabs simultaneously, you can use the tab view to switch between these two modes.

Switch between Incognito and Normal Tabs in Chrome iOS

You can swipe left or right to reveal other tabs, such as incognito and recently closed ones.

Bottom Line

Incognito or private tabs and new tabs are handy when you browse multiple websites. If you use someone’s phone to open your personal social media or internet banking, always use incognito mode, as it never saves any history, password, or cache data.

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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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