When using Google Chrome in incognito mode on iOS on iPhone, it signs me out from Gmail after one or tow hours: how can I prevent it?

  • Incognito mode is not meant for authenticated services such as Gmail. It's meant to help prevent tracking, such as when viewing news sites and whatever. – efr4k Jun 13 '16 at 10:07
  • @efr4k on desktop it doesn't disconnect unless one closes all incognito windows. – Franck Dernoncourt Jun 14 '16 at 6:12
  • Yes, but it is not the intended use for incognito mode still. Therefore you cannot expect that to continue to work, and might be the reason why you experience different results on mobile vs desktop. I just tested, if you open a new incognito window instead of tab your cookies from the other window is not present. – efr4k Jun 27 '16 at 9:44

If I'm correct, using incognito mode means it doesn't save cookies or other caching method to keep you signed in on your device.

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  • Correct, but that that doesn't mean Google Chrome should automatically sign off the user. Instead, it could wait for the user to close all incognito windows to do so, as it does on desktop. – Franck Dernoncourt Jun 14 '16 at 6:13
  • Good to know this helps. Please be so kind to mark my answer as correct so others know this is the correct answer. – rwzdoorn Jun 14 '16 at 7:54

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