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A little-known feature of Safari on both macOS and iOS is the ability to browse in private. This allows you to keep your browsing history private as well as take advantage of some additional privacy features.

In this tip video, Don takes you through the standard usage of Private Browsing in Safari, on both the Mac and iPad, as well as pointing out issues to be aware of on iOS.

The full tutorial covers:

  • Private Browsing on macOS
  • Private Browsing on iOS

Video Tutorial Comments

(3 comments posted)

Gary Greenbaum

What version of Safari are you using? Mine is Version 13.1.2 (15609.3.5.1.3), and my iMac does not have the same choices as you show in this video when I click on Safari > Preferences > General >Safari Opens with. One of the choices you have in your pull down menu, but I do not have, is to change the default setting to opening with private browsing. What am I doing wrong?

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Don McAllister

Hi Gary, I'm using 13.1.1 (15609.2.9.1.2) which as far as I can see is the most up to date version? Software Updates is not prompting me to update. Are you using the Safari Technology Release version perhaps?

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Don McAllister

Hi Gary,

I think I've discovered the answer to the issue:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7505591

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