How to put Google Chrome incognito password on mobile

Recently, Google announced a series of new features for Google Chrome (Android | iOS | Mac | Windows) designed to make browsing even safer. One of the new functions is the blocking of anonymous tabs through biometrics, thus preventing curious people from knowing what you previously accessed on your cell phone.

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For now, the feature can be used in the version of Chrome for iPhones with Touch ID and Face ID. As this is a newly released feature, not everyone yet has access to it through browser settings. But don’t worry, there’s a trick that can get around this.

How to put Google Chrome incognito password on mobile

Step 1: Open the Google Chrome app on the iPhone. If there is no tab open, tap the button to open a new tab.

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Open a new one tab in Chrome on iPhone to enable the settings options (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 2: touch the icon of three dots, in the lower right corner of the screen.

Open the settings drop-down menu to access the privacy options (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 3: Go to “Settings”.

Tap “Settings” to change anonymous browsing options in C hrome (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 4: Select “Privacy”.

Choose the “Privacy” option to enable biometric unlocking in Chrome’s anonymous browsing (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech )

Step 5: Enable the option “Block anonymous tabs when closing Chrome” and authorize the phone to use biometrics.

Enable this key so that Chrome will ask for Face ID or Touch ID when opening mode anonymous in Chrome (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 6: finish by selecting “OK” at the top right of the window.

Finish the procedure by tapping “OK” in the upper corner of the window (Capture screen: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Ready! From now on, every time you close Chrome and go back to the app in incognito mode, you will need to unlock the browser using the iPhone’s Touch ID or Face ID.

When opening a new tab or when accessing Chrome’s incognito mode for the first time, you will need to use your Touch ID or Face ID. iPhone (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

And for those who do not have the function released yet?

If you haven’t seen the options described above, there is a way to anticipate the feature on your smartphone. Just follow the instructions below.

Step 1: open the app from Google Chrome on the iPhone and go to the page “chrome://flags” (without quotes).

For those who do not have the function available in Chrome, it is possible to enable it with a simple trick (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 2: with the browser settings site loaded, tap the search field at the top of the page and search for “incognito” (without quotes).

“Incognito” refers to incognito mode in Chrome. Search for the word in browser settings mode (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 3: Find the function “Device Authentication for Incognito” (“A device authentication in anonymous tab”, in free translation) and check “Enable” to enable it.

After that, restart the Chrome app.

Check “Enable” for biometric mode lock anonymous Google is activated (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 4: Open the Chrome app and tap the three dots, in the lower right corner of the screen.

After closing the Chrome app, go back to the browser to access the settings (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 5: go to “Settings”.

Open browser settings (Tel capture to: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 6: Select “Privacy”.

Access the privacy section to officially enable the incognito mode lock (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 5: Enable the option “Block anonymous tabs when closing Chrome”.

Check the blue key of the option to release it in the browser (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 6 : tap “OK” in the upper right corner to complete the procedure.

By tapping “OK”, Chrome’s incognito mode will require Touch ID unlock or Face ID to access new tabs (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

It is made! All tabs opened in Chrome incognito mode will be protected by biometrics every time you close the browser app.

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