How To Turn Off Incognito Mode

Incognito mode in Google Chrome allows you private browsing. It stops Chrome from saving browsing history, personal information, permissions, cookies and data. However, if you don’t want your kids using this mode to access forbidden internet content, disabling incognito mode will be the best option.

Hence, follow this article to learn how to turn off Incognito mode.

How to Disable Incognito Mode in Windows?

1. Press Windows key+R to open Run, type regedit and press enter.


2. If a warning messages shows up, click Yes.

3. On the Registry Editor window, from the left menu, double-click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Policies.

4. On the Policies folder, find a folder titled Google. If you don’t have it, create a new entry. So, right-click on Policies, select New > Key and rename it Google.

5. Right-click on Google, select New > Key and enter the name Chrome.

6. Right-click on Chrome, select New > DWORD (32 bit) Value and change the entry’s name to IncognitoModeAvailability.

7. Double-click on it and set the value data to 1.

8. Click Ok and exit Registry Editor.

9. Restart your PC.

When you open Google Chrome, you can see the “New Incognito Window” option is disabled in the menu.

How to Disable Incognito Mode in Mac OS?

You need to close the Chrome browser completely and then follow the process:

  1. Open the Finder windowby clicking the Finder icon in the Dock at the bottom.
  2. Click Go > Utilities.
  3. On the next screen, select Terminal from the list of available applications.
  4. On the Terminal window, enter the following command: defaults write IncognitoModeAvailability -integer 1.
  5. Exit Terminal and restart Mac.

The Incognito mode option in Chrome will now disappear.