How to Disable Incognito Mode on Android

March 18, 2024
David Sunnyside

Incognito mode (also known as private browsing) is a new feature that web browsers offer to keep your online activity more private. Typically, it disables the browser from saving your browsing and search history, and prevents you from being tracked by websites. However, it's not a completely foolproof method for keeping your online activities private.

Parents and employers may want to limit users' access to incognito mode on their devices for the sake of content filtering, traffic monitoring, or other security concerns. However, it's not always easy to disable incognito mode on android without the help of a third-party application or changing system settings.

On desktop computers, disabling Chrome's incognito mode requires adding a command line option to the Chrome shortcut's target field. To do this, locate the Google Chrome shortcut on your taskbar or desktop, and right-click it. Then, open the properties menu and add -incognito to the end of the file name. To enforce this on managed Mac OS devices, you'll need a device manager such as iMazing.

On mobile devices, there are many different ways to disable incognito mode on android. For example, on iPhone and iPad devices, you can use Apple's built-in Screen Time feature to restrict incognito browsing in Safari by adjusting the 'Content & Privacy Restrictions'. However, the most straightforward way to disable incognito mode on android is by using a third-party app such as Incoquito. You can find this app on the Play Store and download it to your device, which can then block incognito browsing by default.

David Sunnyside
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