How to Switch Between Regular and Private Mode in Microsoft Edge on an iPhone

The steps in this guide will show you how to go back and forth between regular browsing mode and private browsing mode in the Microsoft Edge iPhone app.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Tap the Tabs icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the option at the top of the screen for the type of browsing you wish to perform.

The Microsoft Edge app on your iPhone provides you with another way, besides the default Safari browser, to visit Web pages on the Internet.

Like the Web browsers that you use on your computer, there are a number of different settings that you can modify which affect the way Edge performs.

One of these options allows you to switch between a regular browsing mode and a private browsing mode called InPrivate. Essentially the difference between these two browsing modes is that your history is saved as you navigate sites in regular mode, where as it is not saved when in InPrivate mode.

Our guide below will show you a simple way to switch between these modes so that you can perform whichever type of browsing you wish.

How to Browse in Private or Regular Mode in the Edge iPhone App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3, using the most current version of the Microsoft Edge app available when this article was written.

Step 1: Launch the Microsoft Edge app on your iPhone.

open the Microsoft Edge iPhone app

Step 2: Tap the Tabs button at the bottom of the screen.

open the Tabs menu

Step 3: Select the Tabs option for regular browsing mode, or select InPrivate for private browsing mode.

how to switch between regular and private browsing mode in Microsoft Edge on an iPhone

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