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Open New Tabs and Start InPrivate Mode in Edge on iPhone & iPad

Like any browser available, Microsoft Edge has a tab management feature that allows you to add and close tabs. It also offers a private browsing mode known as ‘InPrivate’ that does not save any of your browsing interactions or data.

Under the Tabs menu, you can easily add and manage multiple tabs and switch between normal and private browsing tabs.

Add New Tabs in Edge browser

When you open the browser app, it displays the start page or home screen. You can use the address bar or search option to open any page. However, if you want to access multiple pages simultaneously, you can add a new tab.

  1. Launch the Edge browser on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Tabs icon multi tab icon at the bottom of the browser screen.
  3. Press the Plus plus add icon under the Tabs section to add a new tab.
    open a new tab in Edge browser iPhone

A new tab will be added and Tabs icon will display the number of open tabs. You can add multiple tabs and switch between them using the same.

Close the Browsing Tabs

If you have a open tabs that is no longer, you can close from the Tabs icon. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Edge browser app.
  2. Tap the Tabs icon multi tab icon at the bottom.
    It will display the list of all open tabs.
  3. To close a tab, press the Close X command at the corner of the tab.
    close a browser tab in Edge browser iPhone

It shall close the tab and the page that we were browsing.

Alternatively, you can also close all the open tab under the same Tabs icon. Tap on Close All command and confirm the close action.

close all browser tabs in Edge browser on iPhone

Closing all tabs will bring you back to Edge app’s startup page.

Start a InPrivate Browsing Mode

To browse the internet in private mode in Edge app, you can use InPrivate tabs. Browsing data such as session history, cookies, and temporary internet files won’t be saved on the browser. Here are the steps:

  1. Launch the Edge app in iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Tabs multi tab icon to open tabs view.
  3. Switch to InPrivate tab at the top and hit on the Plus plus add icon command.
    open a new tab in InPrivate mode in Edge on iPhone

Now access the web page or search internet privately without leaving any traces in the browser.

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Note: Even though browsing sessions in InPrivate mode is not stored, your ISP will still maintain a log of the pages you visited in your sessions. So, browse responsibly.

Close a Private Browsing Tab

Similar to normal tabs, you can close InPrivate browsing tab in the browser.

  1. Tap the Tabs icon multi tab icon at the bottom bar.
  2. Switch to InPrivate tab.
    It will display all the open tabs in private browsing mode.
  3. Tap the Close X command for the Private tab.
    close a browser tab in InPrivate Mode in Edge for iOS

It shall close the selected private browsing tab. You can also choose Close All command to terminate all the InPrivate tabs at once.

close all tabs in InPrivate mode in Edge browser for iPhone

It shall close all the private browsing tabs and bring you back to the browser’s home screen.

Bottom Line

The browser’s ability to add and manage the new tabs helps in multi-tasking the browsing operation. We can keep two or more pages active and switch between them without a need to close an existing page.

If you do not want the browser to save any information such as, browsing data, history, login information, etc., then Private browsing mode is a handy feature to use.

Similarly, you can open the new and private tabs in Edge on computer and Android phone. As mentioned, the private browsing mode does not store the browsing data, however, your network ISP or workspace can still track the sites that

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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