Incognito Mode for Google Maps has arrived on Android
Earlier this month Google announced that its new Incognito feature for Maps had started to roll out, and now it should be here on your Android devices. Android Police points out a post on the support page from yesterday indicating that the rollout has begun in earnest. While it could take a few days to reach everyone (iOS support is still "coming soon"), if it's available for you, then enabling it only requires a few steps: Open the Google MapsIt's not something you'll want to use all the time as some features will be disabled, and it's important to note that it doesn't turn off all tracking.
Latest in Gear. Google Maps for iOS gets Incognito Mode . Google is rolling out Incognito Mode to iOS users as of today, giving you the same ability to search for and navigate to locations without leaving records behind on your account or Location History.
Google introduced Incognito mode for Android devices earlier this year as part of a 2019 focus on making it easier to control, manage, and delete Location History information. When you make a search in Google Maps while logged in to your Google Account, the places that you search for are saved to
Google Maps users with an iOS device are finally getting their hands on a tool that mobile Android owners have had for months: incognito mode.
In October, Google began rolling out an incognito mode for the Android Maps mobile application so that users can travel and browse areas without being tracked. On Monday, the company announced that the feature has begun its rollout to iOS versions of the application, too.
Incognito mode keeps Maps data from being saved to the user's Google account so that they can move anonymously. With this mode activated, users will not receive tailored recommendations or other customization features.
Android users have had this tool for months now, and soon, they will be gaining another Maps privacy feature for which iOS users will have to wait. In January, those Android Maps users will be able to delete their timeline and location history in bulk.
While Android owners await this feature, Apple users can enjoy going incognito in Maps.
Google Maps for Apple devices now supports Incognito mode. Here's how to turn it on .
Google has rolled out an update to its Maps app allowing users on iOS devices like the iPhone to search in incognito mode.Google announced this week it has rolled out Incognito Mode for iOS versions of Google Maps.