Every Web Browser has an Incognito mode that allows users to browse the Internet without recording any history. It also stops websites from tracking you by automatically deleting the cookies once the session is over. While the incognito mode is useful is some situation, there are times when you may want to disable Incognito mode in Google Chrome for Android. For example, when you want to keep a close eye on your children or stop yourself from watching porn on your Android.
While there are several ways to disable incognito mode on Mac and Windows using the terminal, there is no native way to disable Incognito mode in Google Chrome for Android. Fortunately, you can use the third-party app Incoquito. The app is available on Google Play Store and costs just $1.
Disable Incognito Mode in Google Chrome for Android
In order to disable incognito mode in Chrome for Android, download Incoquito($1) from Google Play Store. Unfortunately, there is no free trial version of the app, so you’ll have to buy it. Though, thanks to Google Play refund policy, if you don’t like the app or if it doesn’t work on your device, you can return it in the first 2 hours.
When you first open the app, you need to give it permission to access your notification.
Once you give the necessary permission, come back to the app and enable it by pressing the toggle button on the top right. Next select Mode, there you’ll see 3 options.
Auto-close – Closes incognito tabs when the screen is turned off
Prevent – Prevents incognito tabs from being opened.
Monitor – Allows incognito browsing but logs events and activities.
For this, instance, make sure the Mode is selected to Prevent tabs from opening
And that’s it. Now, whenever you try to open Incognito mode of your Chrome, it’ll automatically close in split second. We tested in the latest version of Google Chrome (version 66), however, according to the developer, it also works with Chrome Beta, Chrome Canary, and Chrome Dev.
If you want to hide the app from the app drawer, you can do that from Launcher visibility. Once hidden, the can only be launched from a web page (https://incoquito.leminolabs.com/launcher) or the dialer by tying a secret code (like *#*#4626#*#*).
There is also an option to monitor Incognito mode, with which you can log events like when was chrome app and closed. It also gives you the option to log player media and download etc. However, in testing, it didn’t work. You can contact the developer, from the Google play review, it seems that they are quite responsive.