Disable Guest Mode, InPrivate Mode, & Secure DNS on Edge (Mac)

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Guest Mode is a feature on the Edge browser that allows someone to browse the web without being signed in to an account. Because Bark's Edge monitoring follows your child's account, disabling guest mode ensures Bark will be monitoring your child's Edge web browsing on their computer.  These instructions also disable InPrivate Mode and Secure DNS mode on Edge.

Instructions for Mac

STEP 1: Start by pressing Shift + Cmd + U to bring up the Utilities folder on your Mac.

NOTE: You can also find the Utilities folder in Finder > Applications.

STEP 2: Double-click on Terminal.

STEP 3: Copy and paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

defaults write com.microsoft.Edge BrowserGuestModeEnabled -bool false

STEP 4: Copy and paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

defaults write com.microsoft.Edge BrowserAddProfileEnabled -bool false

STEP 5: Copy and paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

defaults write com.microsoft.Edge InPrivateModeAvailability -integer 1

STEP 6: Copy and paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

defaults write com.microsoft.Edge IPFSEnabled -integer 0

STEP 7: Restart your computer.

Next time you open Edge, you will notice that Guest Mode, Incognito Mode, and the ability for your child to add additional email accounts/profiles will be disabled. Success!

Re-enable Guest Mode, InPrivate Mode, & Secure DNS

STEP 1: Start by pressing Shift + Cmd + U to bring up the Utilities folder on your Mac.

NOTE: You can also find the Utilities folder in Finder > Applications.

STEP 2: Double-click on Terminal.

STEP 3: Copy and paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

defaults write com.microsoft.Edge BrowserGuestModeEnabled -bool true

STEP 4: Copy and paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

defaults write com.microsoft.Edge BrowserAddProfileEnabled -bool true

STEP 5: Copy and paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

defaults write com.microsoft.Edge InPrivateModeAvailability -integer 0

STEP 6: Copy and paste the following command into Terminal and press Enter:

defaults write com.microsoft.Edge IPFSEnabled -integer 1

STEP 7: Restart your computer.

Next time you open Edge, you will notice that Guest Mode, Incognito Mode, Secure DNS, and the ability for your child to add additional email accounts/profiles will be enabled.

 

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