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How to leave incognito mode in any browser

Exit incognito mode to start browsing normally.
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December 16, 2022

Incognito mode helps you keep your secretive search and browsing history private. However, you need not remain in incognito mode for normal browsing. Let’s review how to get out of incognito mode on any browser.

Read more: How to go incognito on a Chromebook

QUICK ANSWER

To get out of incognito mode, go to Tabs and close all of your incognito tabs. On a desktop computer, close the private browsing window.


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How to get out of incognito mode (Google Chrome)

Mobile

To stop browsing in incognito on Chrome, tap Tabs. From there, you can close each incognito tab to stop incognito browsing.

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Desktop

Click the Incognito button at the top. Alternatively, you can close the window by clicking the X at the top.

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Within the Incognito dropdown, click Close Incognito.

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How to get out of incognito mode (Safari)

Mobile

On an iPhone, tap Done after going to start a new tab in Private Browsing Mode.

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Desktop

You can exit private browsing on a Mac computer by clicking the red dot in the top left. Alternatively, if you have multiple instances of private browsing open, click File.

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From the dropdown, click Close Window or Close All Windows.

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How to get out of incognito mode (Firefox)

Browsing in “incognito” — or private — on Firefox works a little bit differently. Private mode is treated as a toggle that you can turn on or off.

Mobile

Tap the home button in the bottom left.

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Tap the mask-shaped Private Browsing button. This will toggle private browsing off.

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Desktop

On desktop, private browsing is done in a separate dedicated window. Click the X button at the top to close the private window and stop private browsing in Mozilla Firefox.

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How to get out of incognito mode (Microsoft Edge)

Mobile

To stop InPrivate browsing on the Microsoft Edge app, tap the Tabs button at the bottom. Select Close all in the bottom left to close all InPrivate tabs.

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Desktop

On desktop, click the InPrivate button at the top.

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Select Close InPrivate window. Alternatively, you can click the X button at the top to close the InPrivate window.

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