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June 5, 2013

How to: turn on Private Browsing in BlackBerry 10


BT_How_ToWhen it comes to using not only a new mobile but a new OS along with can at time be a little daunting. As is the case of the Q10, Q5, Z10 and the R5 all running BlackBerry 10 OS.

So this HowTo is really useful for every BlackBerry 10 smartphone owner should know . That is how to turn on private browsing. This option prevents the browser on your smartphone from storing any information, for example, your history, cached files, cookies, and so on, whenever it is enabled. When you turn off private browsing, any browsing information created while this option was enabled will be removed from your smartphone.

Before trying out Private Browsing, here are few things you should know:

  • Any tabs that you have open when you turn on private browsing will be saved and restored automatically when private browsing is turned off
  • If your smartphone is using BlackBerry Balance technology, you will not be able to turn on private browsing when using the workspace browser
  • Adobe Flash support will be turned off automatically

With that said,let’s get to it, enable Private Browsing, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the BlackBerry 10 Browser
  2. Tap the Action key followed by Settings

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  1. Tap Privacy and Security
  2. Set the Private Browsing switch to On.

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To turn off Private Browsing, complete these steps again and set the Private Browsing switch to Off.

To learn about a feature on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone or troubleshoot an issue, there are several great options available to help. Visit for access to product manuals, how-to demos, tips and tricks, YouTube videos, support forums, knowledge base articles, Twitter support, and contact information for your region.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini