How to Turn Off Private Browsing Mode on an Apple iPad

Understanding how to enable and disable private browsing on your company's mobile devices gives you greater control over how you're tracked when using your Web browser. When private browsing mode is enabled, you can visit websites in the Safari browser on your iPad without any record of these visits appearing in your browser history, cached files or cookies. You can disable private browsing directly in Safari.

Turn Off Private Browsing

  1. Tap the "Safari" icon on the iPad's home screen to load the Safari browser. Swipe down on any Web page to display the address bar and navigation buttons. Tap the Panels icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. The Panels icon resembles two small overlapping squares. Tap "Private" to disable private browsing. The iPad will then prompt you to select whether you want to close or keep open existing Web pages.

Version Disclaimer

  1. Information in this article applies to iPads running the iOS 7 operating system. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.