How to Set Incognito Mode as Default in Chrome Mac Android

Incognito Mode as Default in Chrome Mac Android 3 Easy Steps

Set Incognito Mode as Default
Set Incognito Mode as Default

Searching on a browser is pretty simple. There are many options too. But mostly people prefer Chrome. Yes google chrome , I am talking about. Chrome provides everything like good speed, the seamless experience to connect all the google accounts and access to everything that you have in a google ecosystem. But do you want to access this information to others? Absolutely not. As the data and privacy is the main thing, you shouldn’t share it. 

If you want other users who use chrome on your devices, not to see your activities and history, then incognito mode as default is a great option. Plus if you want google to not show your activities like history, cookies, browsing data etc.  then incognito mode is made for that. Let’s check out what incognito mode does actually.

What is Incognito Mode?

What is incognito mode
What is Incognito Mode

Incognito mode is an option that is available in every second browser. The mode is designed to make the search more private. Means the browser doesn’t track or show some of the data in it. But that doesn’t means that you become invisible in the web. The data is recorded on the main servers of browser but not available on your browser to see.

Here is the data that browser doesn’t save in the incognito mode.

  • User’s browsing history
  • Cookies and site data
  • Information entered in forms

Chrome does the same in the incognito mode. Now how can you make chrome to open the incognito mode by default every time? Here is the way.

How to set Incognito Mode as Default in the Chrome in Android

Set Incognito Mode as Default in the Chrome
Set Incognito Mode as Default in the Chrome

As android is by Google, you can expect chrome as a best browser for the smartphones powered by android. Let’s have a look at the basic steps to be followed to open the incognito mode in chrome.

  1. Open the chrome app in your smartphone
  2. Click on the three dots at the top right corner of the app
  3.  Now go to the new incognito mode option
  4. After clicking that you will be welcomed in incognito mode

It is that simple. But eevrytime you will open the chrome, you have to follow the similar steps again. Is there any way to make it default? Yes. There is a way. Check it out.

  1. Long press on the chrome app icon in your smartphone
  2. After that a popup will come over the icon
  3. Now click on the two horizontal lines in front of the option “new incognito tab” and drag it to the home screen.

  • Once you done that, there will be a shortcut created. Whenever you will open that shortcut the incognito window will be open b default.

Note: This trick doesn’t work for some smartphones like vivo y71 etc. so you have to install a launcher of the smartphones on which it works for that.

How to set incognito mode as default in the chrome on desktop

Moving towards desktop, chrome is used both in windows and macOS. Windows by Microsoft and Mac by Apple, the complete different settings and user experience. Lets have a talk one by one.

How to set incognito mode as default in the chrome on windows desktop

On windows, chrome can be set to open in inconginto by default by following these simple steps. Have a glance.

  1. Right click on the chrome icon
  2. Click on the properties icon from that
  3. New window will open for you
  4. In that check the target option.
  5. In front of the target there will be a box in which target address will be present. It looks something like this “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”.
  • This is the part that you should have to change. You just have to add the word “ -incognito” just after the address given above.
  • Now it will look like this  “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” -incognito
  • Remember that there is space between the “ and -incognito.
  • After that click on apply and then on ok. Now you will see that when you click on that icon, the window will open in incognito always.
  1. If you want to restore the settings again then just remove -incognito from the target.

So that was how you can make it default to open chrome in the incognito mode in windows.

 How to set incognito mode as default in the chrome on MacOS

Here are the steps to make chrome to open by default in the incognito mode.

  1. Just open the apple script editor from the applications menu.
  2. Click on the file and then new.
  3. New window named untiled will opened.
  4. After that copy and paste the code [ do shell script “open -a Google\ Chrome –new –args -incognito”] (without brackets) in it.
  5. After that just click on the compile and then run.
  • And it’s done. From there whenever you open the google chrome in mac, it will open in the incognito mode only.

This is the way you can make the chrome to open in incognito mode by default in macOS.

This was a short guide on how to set the incognito mode as default in chrome. Here we are signing out and see you in the next amazing tech article.   

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