Private browsing is a very useful feature for the Safari browser app on the iPad and iOS. In private browsing mode your browsing history is not recorded. So, for example, if you’re secretly browsing around for a perfect birthday gift for your partner (who shares your iPad) and you don’t want them to see your searches you can just switch to private browsing to cover your tracks.
And it’s very easy to turn on private browsing and then swap back to normal browsing whenever you want.
— Open the Safari browser app
— Tap the + button near the top right of the screen, just to the right of the cloud icon.