How to secure incognito tabs in Google Chrome with Face ID

Are you fond of your privacy? From now on it is possible to protect incognito tabs in Google Chrome with Face ID or Touch ID. This way no one can see which websites you visit. We show how it works.

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Use Face ID to secure Google Chrome

The latest version of Google Chrome for iOS includes a very useful improvement. Incognito tabs can now be protected with Face ID, so facial recognition, or with your fingerprint via Touch ID. It is also possible to use a PIN code. The contents of the tabs only become visible once you have identified yourself.

The function does not work with a normal tab. So you have to use incognito mode. It’s meant to give you more privacy anyway. Others who try to open these private tabs will only see a blurry area. This is useful if, for example, you lend your iPhone to a friend and you do not want him to see your tabs.

  1. Tap the three dots at the bottom right of Google Chrome;
  2. Choose ‘Settings’;
  3. Click on ‘Privacy’
  4. Tap “Lock incognito tabs when you close Chrome.”

You do have to set up locking tabs in Google Chrome with Face ID. You can do this by following the steps above. Google is gradually rolling out the new software. Is this plan not working for you? Then try again in a few days.

Browsing with Google Chrome

The vast majority of iPhone owners use Apple’s own Safari to browse the web. However, from iOS 14 it is possible to choose a different default browser. If you do that, all links and websites will be opened in Google Chrome, for example, instead of Safari. It is of course also possible to use Chrome as a second browser.

Apple has been giving its users more freedom of choice since this year. For example, in iOS it is now finally possible to choose a different default search engine.

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