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How to activate guest mode on Google Chrome

How to activate guest mode on Google Chrome
Written by Manoj Kadam
How to activate guest mode on Google Chrome

How to activate guest mode on Google Chrome

Be it iOS, Android or Windows, Google Chrome is one of our favorite browsers on every platform. We like it because it works well and easily imports your preferences and browser data across different platforms. There's no doubt that this is a great feature, but if you're not the only person using your computer, it can be a problem.

If someone uses Google Chrome on your computer or phone, they can also access the passwords you save. Apart from this, if you have taken time to set up Google Chrome according to your needs and wants, then you would not want anyone to tamper with it. If you're signed in to Google Chrome on multiple devices with the same account. In such a situation, if any extension is removed from one place, it is automatically removed from other devices also. If important bookmarks and extensions are deleted, you may need to set up your browser again.

To avoid this problem, you can activate guest mode in Google Chrome before giving your computer to someone else. This way the other person will be able to use Google Chrome but will not be able to tamper with your preferences. Activate it like this:

Windows and Mac
The process to activate guest mode on Google Chrome is the same for Windows and Mac users.

1. First of all open Google Chrome.

2. You can see the name of the person to whose Google account the browser is linked on the top right side of the browser. Click on name.

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3. Click on Switch Person.

4. Click on Browse as Guest.

After this a new window will open where you will not be able to see your browser data. Guest mode is very similar to incognito mode, in which browser history and cookies are not saved. The only difference is that you can't access bookmarks or other preferences.

However, it is not so easy on Android or iOS devices. The process of activating guest mode is a bit complicated, but it is the best option for now.

iOS
Follow this process for iPhone and iPad.

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Tap the vertical dots visible at the top right.

3. Go to Settings.

4. Your Google account name and email ID will appear at the top. Tap it.

5. Then tap on Manage Accounts.

6. Then select Use Chrome without a Google Account.

7. After this action, Chrome data available on your iOS device will stop syncing with your Google Account. You can then delete bookmarks and browser data from the device that you want to keep private.

8. As soon as the phone is returned to you, you can get your old data by signing in to your Google Account again. Repeat the first five steps, then select your Google account or add another account option and sign in.

Android

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Tap the vertical dots visible at the top right.

3. Go to Settings.

4. Where your Google account name and email ID are visible, tap it.

5. After this, turn off sync by tapping on the blue button visible at the top.

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6. After this action, the browser's data will stop syncing with the Google account. After this, you can remove the preferences from Google Chrome on your Android device, and its effect will not be visible on other devices.

7. When you no longer need guest mode, you can enable sync again. For this, follow the first four steps, then turn on sync by tapping the button at the top.

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