Opera has announced the availability of its mobile-oriented Opera Touch browser on iPad. In addition, it’s launching private browsing on the iOS, bringing it up to speed with the Android edition. There’s nothing particularly notable about private mode in Opera Touch compared to private browsing in any other browser, once you enter the mode the browser will stop recording things such as your browsing history.
In order to access private mode on Opera Touch go to the 3-dot menu in the top-right corner of the browser and hit private mode at the top. The browser will switch to a dark theme so that you know you’re in private mode. Here you’ll also see a “floating friendly Zorro-like ghost” who is the new mascot for private mode. In private mode search suggestions are disabled and when you decide to leave private mode by heading to the 3-dot menu again, you’ll be asked if you want to keep your tabs for the next private browsing session.
As with private mode in other web browsers, it is sufficient if you don’t want the browser to store cookies permanently, remember your history, or save your credentials, but it does not make you anonymous as your internet service provider can still identify you.
As for the iPad edition of Opera Touch, the browser-maker asked users to be patient as it’s still an early iteration and could require some bugs to be fixed before it works optimally. According to the iOS release notes, it’s now also possible to use voice search and translate web pages right from the menu.