How to do private browsing on Windows Phone


Windows is the third most popular mobile Operating System only after Android and iOS. The latest Windows Phone 8.1 update has introduced the private browsing option in Internet Explorer and it prevents the Internet Explorer to store the data of your browsing session. It is called as InPrivate browsing and it includes temporary Internet files, Cookies, history and other data.

When the InPrivate browsing is turned on, you will then see the indicator. In this article I am posting the small tutorial explaining how to browse privately on Windows Phone.


How to do private browsing on Windows Phone

  • Step 1 : Go to the Internet Explorer browser on your Windows Phone and click on the tab button which is left to the address bar and it then shows the tabs which are currently open.
  • Step 2 : Now click on the three dots present at the lower right corner to get more options.
  • Step 3 : Now click on ‘new inprivate tab’.
  • Step 4 : That’s it now you will be allowed to browse in the inprivate tab and it explains briefly what is all about and an indicator also appears in the address bar.

This is an amazing feature and very glad to see it on Internet Explorer. Previously, if you want to browse privately you need to manually delete the history in the settings and now no need to do so. Some other third party browsers like UC Browser also supports the private browsing feature.

The new Internet Explorer has the new added option that it can synchronize the tabs with Windows 8, which means it allows users with multiple devices to pick up from where they are left off and also it now opens the downloaded files instead of saving them after they are stored on the device.