How to see incognito history: Android, Mac, Windows

How to see incognito history: Android, Mac, Windows

Chrome's Incognito Mode allows you to surf the web without leaving a trace, so that you may browse privately. However, this theoretically implies that there's no record, or history, of your search history. Luckily there are still some ways to find your history. Below we explain how to in greater detail of how you can see your incognito on Chrome on Android, Mac and Windows devices.

How to view incognito history?

  • With a Chrome extension

If you're on Google Chrome, a great way to temporarily save your history in Incognito mode is to install Off The Record. This extension lets you access any closed tabs, as long as you're in the same browsing session. Once you close your browser, you will no longer be able to access you history in Incognito mode.

  • With Windows DNS records

If you're using a Windows PC, you can access the entire DNS record of internet actions, including while in Incognito mode. First go to the Run menu by typing Run in the search bar. You can also access it using the Windows + R command.

In the pop-up window that opens, enter cmd and press OK. On the next screen enter: ipconfig/displaydns, and then click the enter. Now you will have access to you internet history. To delete it, on the same screen type ipconfig / flushdns and press enter.

N.B.: Keep in mind that your IP address is also registered when you surf the web, even if in Incognito mode, so there is a trace of the pages visited unless you use a VPN.

  • With flags

Many website will block users who are using Incognito mode. Luckily there's a way to continue using Incognito mode while still access these blocked sites. You need to activate a flag. To do so, search for filessystem in incognito or search this address: chrome://flags/#enable-filesystem-in-incognito.

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