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It's 2020, and almost everything is becoming more accessible on mobile devices. You work on them, play games, keep up with all your favorite shows, listen to your favorite music, and stay updated on the latest news. That's not to mention it acting as, you know, your actual phone.

And then there's porn. Yes, even porn is more accessible, and for one reason or another, people favor watching it on their mobile devices. Understandably, it's more important to know how to hide that porn when you're viewing it on your phone since situations like losing it or loaning it to someone for temporary use can be common occurrences. That's why we're going to show you some very effective ways of hiding porn — or evidence that you were viewing porn on your Android phone.

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Clearing browsing history, cookies, and cache

Let's start with your porn browsing habits because most people tend to stream it from on-demand sites nowadays. As you may know, web browsers keep a lot of information about your web activity. It maintains a record of which exact URLs you've been to, and also stores cookie files that are used to track your browsing activity as you hop from website to website. There's also cache, which is a term for downloaded web elements (such as images), which are stored in your device's memory so they can be loaded more quickly later on.

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Long story short, if you're looking to keep all this stuff private, you'll want to know how to get rid of it at a moment's notice. Most modern browsers have a way of effectively nuking this information at the press of a button. Note that clearing your browsing history will remove all of the URLs of the sites you've previously visited, so you'll lose the autocomplete functionality.

It also removes cookies, which means you'll likely need to sign back into any websites you chose to remain logged into. Knowing that, here's how to do so on some of the most popular Android browsers:

How to clear browsing history, cookies, and cache in Google Chrome:

  1. Tap the button with three dots in the upper right corner of the app
  2. Tap the History button.
  3. On the next screen, tap "Clear Browsing Data."
  4. Select the time range you want to clear — from last hour up to all time
  5. Confirm that the boxes for "Browsing history," "Cookies and site data," and "Cached images and files" are all checked.
  6. Tap the "Clear Data" button to finish up.

The process is not only easy and quick but practically universal across other mobile web browsers. Once you're in the clear, you'll want to consider more preventative measures to make sure this data is never saved on your phone again.

Browsing in Private Mode

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That's where private mode comes into play. This can sometimes be called "incognito mode," "private tabs," or "private browsing," depending on which browser you use, but they all serve the same purpose — refusing to save your browsing history, cache, or cookies while in it.

It is a useful feature for those who want to view porn on their phones. You can continue to store your web history, cookies, and cache for all your regular activity, and head into private mode whenever you want to keep the porn away. Once you're done with your session, you exit private mode or close the private tab, and your browser won't retain any evidence that you were ever looking up porn.

How to browse in Private Mode in Google Chrome:

  1. Tap the button with three dots in the upper right corner of the app
  2. Tap the New incognito tab button.

It's that simple. Now you're ready to surf the web like a sleuth. Google Chrome does clarify further the limitations of this mode, as well as giving you the option to block third party cookies to ensure your treks across the web can not be followed. Screenshots are also not an available function in this mode.

Other Android browsers typically change the appearance of the window or tab you're viewing while in this mode to a dark gray to instill the feeling of privacy. It doesn't do much from a functionality standpoint aside from giving you a quick visual cue to know whether you're in normal or private mode, but it's helpful nonetheless.

A word of caution

Private browsing is a boon for those who want to keep evidence of porn browsing off their phones, but it isn't a catch-all solution. There are still situations where your browsing activity may be noticed in these modes.

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Download Firefox Focus

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If you're really paranoid about mixing business with pleasure, Firefox Focus is an interesting option. Firefox Focus is a web browser that promises ultimate privacy. It retains no browsing history or data between sessions, it does everything in its power to keep websites from tracking you and your browsing habits, and it doesn't even transmit any data of its own to any external servers. It's basically a permanent private mode.

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Browse with peace of mind

Firefox Focus isn't as ideal as your everyday browser for these reasons, but it suddenly becomes the perfect tool for watching porn.

Download ExpressVPN

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Who would have thought 50 years ago, that we as a civilization could travel the world in a mere click of a button? Now imagine we perfected that technology to escape to another country to watch porn without judgement...and other things? Well, that's why Express VPN is the #1 trusted VPN!

Express VPN gives you the freedom to hide your IP address and change your web location to any of the 160 countries they have available. Ensuring your online habits and data are protected and from advertisers and hackers, whenever you want. And if a website or video isn't available in your country, it can easily become available to you on desktop or mobile.

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Using ExpressVPN is fairly simple as well:

  1. Tap the button with three dots under Smart Location.
  2. Choose any location on the list, and the app auto-connects you. (There are sub-locations as well if you want to get specific.)

Keep in mind; if there are sites that you need to use that require you to be in the US territory (whatever your native territory), you will need to disconnect from ExpressVPN. That can easily be done by pressing the large Power Button (and the only other button) displayed on the screen.

ExpressVPN offers 3 subscription plans of $12.95/per month, $59.95/6 months, and $99.95/a year. If those plans aren't within your range, check out this list of great VPN services. Not having a VPN in this day and age is just asking for trouble from Internet Big-Bads.

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Be anywhere, anytime

Surfing the web without a trace has never been easier. For as little as $12.95 a month, experience a limitless option of places to get your kicks, all while keeping your digital footprint anonymous on your mobile, desktop, and other devices.

Privacy Filters

Lastly, IF you are an ABSOLUTE heathen, who can't take a break from your...routine even in public, privacy filters are always a fool-proof backup. And while private time should be well...private, you could mitigate this with things like BodyGuards Privacy Premium Protector. It should also be acknowledged that most of these filters are third-party sellers.

The way that they work is by obscuring the view of Peeping-Toms to make out what is exactly on your screen. Either by projecting a mirror reflection or a blank screen. Other than helping you live like the rebel you are, these privacy filters come with additional protection for you and your phone like a blue light filter, scratch protection, and impact resistance.

Porn be gone

By now, you should have everything you need to make sure your porn — and your private stuff in general — won't be discovered by anyone who happens to be using your phone. Whether you stick to your habits by making sure you clean your cookies and cache, switch up your browser, or live on the edge without backup from the most reliable VPN you have options to keep your smut safe.

We'll always stress a more general degree of caution when it comes to your privacy (meaning don't loan your phone out to untrustworthy individuals if you can help it), but if it can't be helped, then these tips should keep you relatively safe.

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