How to Turn Off Incognito Mode on Chrome

In Short
  • To instantly close a single Incognito window on Chrome, use the Ctrl + W (Windows) or Command + W (Mac) shortcuts.
  • To close all Incognito windows and tabs at once on PC, click on the Incognito panel at the top right and hit Close Incognito.
  • On the mobile app, head into the tab overview and close tabs from there.

While Google Chrome has evolved a lot over the years, and has also recently received AI features, Incognito mode is probably one of the biggest lifesavers of all time. It masks your browsing history and cookies, leaving absolutely no digital breadcrumbs behind. While you probably already know how to turn on Incognito mode on Chrome, if you’re here, you’re probably having a tough time turning it off. Worry not, for it’s super-duper easy, and here’s a detailed guide for the same!

Turn Off Chrome Incognito Mode on PC

Whether you are on Windows or Mac, you can simply use the PC 101 trick of clicking on the red ‘X’ button on your Incognito browsing window. Now, if you want to know of shortcuts to do the same, but faster, as well as know how to get rid of all Incognito windows and tabs at once, take a look below:

Close a Specific Incognito Window

If you’re on a Windows PC, you can simply use the Ctrl + W shortcut to instantly close an Incognito window and all its opened tabs. Meanwhile, Mac users can use the Command + W shortcut to do so.

Or, as I said before, you can spam the cross button constantly to close the Incognito tabs and windows. But, that can understandably get annoying. Lucky for you, there’s a way to instantly close all Incognito windows and tabs at one go. That brings us to the next section!

Close Multiple Incognito Windows

The good thing is that the Google Chrome browser’s interface is the same on both Windows and Mac devices. So, if you’re on either, to close multiple Incognito Chrome windows at once, follow these steps:

  1. Head over to any one of your Incognito windows on Chrome.
  2. Look towards the top right corner of your screen and click on the Incognito panel. This panel will list the number of such windows you have currently open.
How to Turn Off Incognito Mode on Chrome
  1. Then, hit Close Incognito, and that will instantly close all your Incognito windows on Chrome.
Closing Incognito windows on Google Chrome

Turn Off Chrome Incognito Mode on Phone

On the Google Chrome mobile app, you cannot open multiple Incognito windows. Instead, you are left with opening multiple Incognito tabs. So, you can either choose to close a specific incognito tab or close all of them at once.

Now, the Chrome app for Android and iOS is slightly different interface-wise. So, to avoid any confusion, we have listed the proper steps to go about it on both of these platforms. Take a look:

On Android

  1. On an Incognito tab on Chrome, tap on the tab icon at the top right to get into tab overview.
  2. Here, you can simply tap on the X icon at the top of the tabs or swipe them left or right to close them.
  3. To close all tabs at once, when in the tab overview, tap on the 3-dots icon at the top right and select Close Incognito tabs.
Closing specific and all Incognito tabs on Chrome Android app

Pro Tip: When you open an Incognito tab on the Chrome mobile app for Android, a notification access panel gets summoned. You can easily close all your Incognito tabs with a single tap on this access panel, which is super convenient!

On iPhone

  1. Head over to the Incognito tabs overview by tapping on the tabs icon at the bottom right.
  2. Then, you can simply tap on the small X icon at the top of each of these tabs to close them.
  3. If you want to get rid of all tabs at once when in the tab overview, hit Edit at the bottom left and select Close All Tabs.
Closing Incognito Windows on Chrome iOS App

And, that’s how you can easily turn off Incognito mode on Chrome on both your PC and mobile. However, if you want to disable Incognito mode entirely and make it absolutely inaccessible, take a look at our dedicated guide for the same. If you have any further related queries, do take to the comment section down below to let us know of it, and we’ll get right back to you!

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