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Private browsing: how to use incognito mode on Android


8. How do I enable Flash Player on Android?

For Android 4.0+:

In order to improve the quality of viewing Flash, you must also enable Dolphin Jetpack in your browser settings.

In order to improve the quality of viewing Flash, you must also enable Dolphin Jetpack in your browser settings.

How to play Flash on the BBC:

To view the BBC, you must disable Flash Player by going to Dolphin Settings> GENERAL Tag> Web Content, and then install BBC Media Player.

Part 1 Incognito Mode

  1. 1 Open the Dolphin browser. On the desktop or in the application, start working in Dolphin by clicking on it.
  2. 2 Go up in the settings menu. In the latest version of Dolphin, you can do this by dragging the Dolphin icon in the lower left corner of the screen to the right. This should open the menu.
    • Go to settings.
  3. 3 Find "Privacy and Personal Information." Scroll down until you see the Privacy and Security submenu, click on it.
  4. 4 Turn on confidential mode. Dolphin's own incognito version is called Private Mode. When this feature is turned on, the browser will not record history, passwords and most visited websites. Turn it on.

Part 2 Deleting a Browsing History

Do this if you visited sites that you want to keep secret.

  1. 1 Display the browser history. On the main browser screen, open the left screen icon. This should print the browser history.
  2. 2 Click on "History". This will show all the places you visited.
  3. 3 Click on the control icon. It is usually located in the upper right corner of the menu.
  4. 4 Click the delete icon. It looks like a trash can. After clicking on it, it will delete the history of visited pages.
    • Alternatively, you can click on the X to the right of the history entry to delete a specific entry.

How to activate the private browsing function on Android

Using private browsing, also known as incognito mode, is very easy on Android, although this may vary, depending on devices and browsers. Here's how to do it in Chrome:

  • To enable incognito mode: open Chrome, click on the three dots icon in the upper right corner, then click on “New incognito tab”. By the way, you can open several such tabs if you want,
  • To disable incognito mode: click on the square icon in the upper right corner, then close each incognito tab individually, or click on the icon in the form of three dots and then select "Close incognito tabs" to close all of them.

The default default browser, which is preinstalled on your phone, also has incognito mode. For example, in the proprietary browser in the Galaxy S7 Edge there is a secret mode. To use it, you need to click on the “Tabs” icon, then on the item “Enable secret mode”. You will also have the choice to continue working with the password, or without it. To disable the above mode, you should return to the "Tabs" section and click on the "Disable Secret Mode" text.

To log in to your accounts

Many browsers save passwords and login information so that in the future it will be easier and faster for you to access your accounts on a personal computer. Private browsing in this situation makes sense, because which of us wants to log in to Facebook every time, knowing that there are people who are eager for digital tracking? But with regard to smartphones, the situation is somewhat different. Smartphones participate in the general exchange of information, and besides, they can be stolen.

Logging into your various accounts in incognito mode means that the browser will not be able to save your registration data or form filling data. If you log into one of your accounts on a foreign device, you should also choose the option of private viewing.

When you don’t want to receive targeted advertising

Private browsing does not block the appearance of advertisements, but it also means that your searches will not be affected by your previous search preferences. Google collects information from everywhere to select the appropriate advertisements for you, and if you want to avoid this and have a “clean” search, then private browsing is the way out of this situation for you.

When you want to work on something in private mode

This can be caused by any reason. Perhaps you want to buy some gifts or study something in a secrecy? Viewing in private mode means that you do not have to worry about someone else learning about your search habits if your phone falls into his hands in a situation where you forget to close your browser window when you are done.

For testing and debugging

If you are worried about the consequences of using your cache and cookies when you try to start testing websites or debugging software, then holding your session in private will mean a clean user experience. If you want more security and privacy, you should use a VPN.

Do you use the private browsing mode on Android? Which browser do you prefer? Tell us about it in the comments.