How to Lock Incognito Mode on Your Chrome Browser

Did you know you can lock the Incognito tabs on your phone’s chrome browser?  Google recently added the much-needed lock for Incognito mode so that only you can access your Incognito mode tabs with your fingerprint.

This article is for all you who do unspeakable things with your incognito tabs so that only you can access those tabs once you leave chrome browser cause normally they’ll still be open and accessible to anyone who gets hold of your phone.

Although this tutorial won’t work for all devices like laptops and even some phones, it will on most recent phones that don’t run Android Go versions (eg. Android 11 Go), and be sure to update your chrome browser so lets get going.

How to enable Lock for incognito mode

Go into your chrome browser, copy the link below this pragraph and paste it into the search bar and click enter.

| chrome://flags/#incognito-reauthentication-for-android

Once you have done that, you will be taken to chrome experimental settings and you will see a “enable devices reauthentication for incognito” option at the top. click on Default and select the Enabled option. After that, click the Relaunch button that will appear at the bottom.

How to turn on fingerprint authentication for Chrome’s Incognito mode

How to turn on fingerprint authentication for Incognito mode:

  1. Open Google Chrome on your phone.
  2. Click on the three-dots at the top right corner.
  3. Click on “Settings.”
  4. Click on “Privacy and security.”
  5. Click on the toggle for “Lock Incognito tabs when you leave Chrome.
  6. Continue by scanning your fingerprint

If you don’t see that option after following the previous steps, close Chrome and open it again several times. The option takes some minutes to turn on. Once it does, you’re good to go.

From now on, you will need to scan your fingerprint in order to access your incognito tabs. consider joining our community and tell us what you think about this feature. Follow dozietek on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and subscribe to our Youtube channel.


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