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How To Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome

Google Chrome is capable of providing great services to internet users. Many among us consider Chrome as an insecure Web browser. For those who still think its true, let me stop you. Just because you don’t know how to use the software, it’s doesn’t give you any right to give bad comments about it.

Furthermore, many among us know about only a secure mode of Google Chrome, that is incognito. But what most of us don’t know about is the Guest Mode. This browsing mode also works like Chrome’s Incognito mode. But it has some flaws because of which, users want to disable it. So here, I’ll tell you an exact way about How To Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome. Let’s you straight to the point main point.

3 Ways To Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome

Yes, there are multiple ways of disabling the Guest Mode in Google Chrome. But I’m going to talk about the three of them which I’ve tested myself and found they work perfectly. The two methods are drafted for Windows users and the last method will be to help users of Mac OS.

1) Using Command Prompt

Step#1: Type CMD in the search bar of your Windows PC. Then when it shows you the command prompt icon in the results, click once on “Run as Administrator”

Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome

Step#2: Inside Command Prompt, you need to create a registry file, to help you disable the Guest Mode in Chrome. For that, just execute the following command:

REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v BrowserGuestModeEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0

Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome

Step#3: After executing the above-provided command, close the Chrome web browser and restart your PC. When the reboot process is completed, open Chrome and there will be no Guest Mode in it.

Point to be Noted: If you want to enable the Guest Mode in Chrome, then you need to execute the following command. Afterward, restart your PC and only then launch Google Chrome with Guest Mode available in it.

REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v BrowserGuestModeEnabled /f

2) Using Registry Editor

First of all, you need to open the Run Window. For that, press Windows + R key from the keyboard. Now inside the Run Windows, type Regedit and press enter (it opens the registry editor).

Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome

Inside the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome. Or just copy-paste the address in the URL bar.

Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome

Make sure you have selected the Chrome folder and then right-click on the right-sided empty space. Inside New, click on “DWORD (32-bit) Value”.

Name your newly created key as “GuestModeEnabled”. Right-click on the newly created file and select Modify. Type “0” in the value section and click on the Ok button.

Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome

Now restart your computer and after rebooting completes, launch Google Chrome with no Guest Mode.

Point of Attention: If you think you want to enable the Guest Mode again, then go to the same registry location. And delete the GuestModeEnabled file and restart your PC.

3) Disable Guest Mode in Google Chrome on Mac

  • Disabling Guest Mode in Google Chrome on Mac is as simple as cake. All you have to open the Mac terminal from the “Utilities” folder.
  • Inside the Mac terminal, execute the following command:
defaults write com.google.Chrome BrowserGuestModeEnabled -bool false
  • After the command is executed, close Chrome and then reopen it.
  • Navigate into your Chrome’s profile, there will be no Guest Mode option available.

Last Point: If you want to enable Chrome’s Guest Mode on Mac, then run the following command in the terminal. After running the command, relaunch Google Chrome.

defaults write com.google.Chrome BrowserGuestModeEnabled -bool true

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