We all are wary that nobody should get a hint of what we do online. We like to keep things secretive. We may not be doing anything wrong, but having Private Browsing enabled, just makes sure that there is nobody who is spying on your data, except NSA, but hey, that’s for another time.
With iOS 6, private browsing on Safari was a bit of a pain in the backside. You had to go into Settings, enable Private Browsing from there and that killed any browsing session that you may have had running on at that point of time. The whole thing was just broken beyond reason.
However, on iOS 7, things have really simplified and it is easier than ever to enable private browsing on your device. However, Apple still hasn’t got the placement of the button correct, but it is definitely a lot improved. So, if you care about private browsing and would want to have it enabled on your Safari on iOS 7, this is the way to do it:
Go ahead and open Safari on your iOS 7 device.
Click on the Tabs button on the Bottom Right of the Safari Window.
This would open all the tabs on Safari. However, on the bottom left there is an option called ‘Private’. Click that.
You will now have a pop up asking you to either keep all your tabs or open an entirely new session. Select Keep all if you do not want to kill the other sessions.
Once you have done this, the color of the tabs will change from Grey/Blue to Black showing that you have enabled Private Browsing on Safari on your iOS 7 device.
It is equally easy to Turn Private Browsing off, though why would you do that? To do that, open Safari, click on the tabs button and simply click on Private tab again, which would be highlighted since you are into Private Browsing mode. Once you do that, the color of windows will go back to grey/blue from Black showing Private Browsing has been disabled.
As we had touched upon earlier, the button placement is still odd, I mean who puts the private browsing tab inside the tab layout, but Apple has definitely done a better job than placing it totally outside the browser like they had done earlier. As a result, it is simpler than ever to enable Private Browsing on iOS 7,, and have some peace of mind at least that your browsing session is masked.