UPDATE (November, 2018): With iOS 12, Apple replaced Restrictions with Screen Time. Your Screen Time password is your Restrictions password. This means that if the Safari Private icon is missing on your iPad or iPhone, now this is because of your Screen Time settings. It is not available because your device settings restrict adult websites. You can change that easily. To change that, simply go to:
- Screen Time
- Content & Privacy Restrictions (you will need to enter your password, which is your old Restrictions password, if not, read this article to reset)
- Content Restrcitions
- Web Content (under the Web Content section)
- And select “Unrestricted Access”
- Now, open Safari, Safari has the private browsing option.
Private Browsing lets you browse the Internet without saving your browsing history. There may be occasions when you don’t want to leave a trace of your web browsing history.
You can easily turn on and off Private Browsing on your iPad or iPhone. Here is how:
Enable private browsing
2-Tap the Pages icon (two squares icon).
When you enable the Private browsing mode, you will notice that Safari appears black instead of white.
If you do not see the Private icon, here is how you can fix:
If your device is running iOS 12 or later, please see the update above.
However, blocking websites using the Restrictions menu will cause the ‘Private’ button to disappear.This means that, If you the “private” link doesn’t show up, it is highly likely that Restrictions (aka parental controls) for websites is turned on. You need to disable website restrictions. Here is how:
1- Go to Settings > General > Restrictions (enter your passcode)
3-Select “All Websites”.