A simple iPhone trick protects you from snoopers — and it only takes seconds to turn it on

Check your iPhone – there is a simple hack that can instantly improve your privacy.

It is available to anyone using Google Chrome on their Apple smartphone.

Your Google Chrome browser has a hidden trick that you should enable

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Your Google Chrome browser has a hidden trick that you should enableCredit: Google

We’re talking about the ability to lock incognito tabs in Google Chrome.

When a tab is incognito in Google Chrome, it means the browser doesn’t remember your activity.

So if you’re looking for gift ideas, planning a surprise party, or looking up a sensitive medical issue, it won’t be logged in your browsing history.

Of course, sometimes you want to keep those tabs open—without the risk of someone else seeing what you’re doing.

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This is very important when other people have access to your iPhone sometimes.

Luckily, it’s possible to lock down those incognito tabs in Chrome.

This means anyone trying to view one of your incognito tabs will have to unlock them with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode.

And switching it on is child’s play – if you know how.

How to lock incognito tabs in Google Chrome for iOS

“Anyone using your device can access incognito tabs that you leave open,” Google explains.

“To keep incognito tabs open and private, you can lock your incognito tabs.”

First, make sure you’re running the latest version of iOS in Settings > General > Software Update.

Then check the Apple App Store to update Google Chrome to the latest version.

Now unlock your iPhone and open Google Chrome.

Then tap More (three dots) and go to Settings (gear).

Tap Privacy & security, then enable Lock incognito tabs when you close Chrome.

This will automatically lock all incognito tabs when you leave the Chrome app.

Is Locking Google Incognito Mode Safe?

All you get here is the ability to prevent someone holding your phone from seeing your tabs in incognito mode.

Even the incognito mode itself can only do so much.

It just prevents your online activities from being saved in your browsing history.

But it is still possible for the websites to see that you are accessing them.

And your ISP can also see and log that you’ve visited a particular website.

For better protection on this front, consider using a VPN (virtual private network).

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This is an app that encrypts and redirects your internet traffic to prevent prying eyes – including an ISP – from seeing exactly what you see.

So if you’re paranoid about government spying or want to use public WiFi in a place like an airport with more confidence, a VPN can be a great privacy tool.

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