Disable Guest Mode, Incognito Mode, and Secure DNS on Brave (Mac)

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The Brave browser has Secure DNS feature that seeks to encrypt browsing. For Bark's in-home filtering and Screen Time rules to apply to the Brave browser, you'll want to turn off these features. While we can still filter browsing done in Incognito Mode, you may want to turn this feature off entirely as well, so we've included instructions for making these adjustments below!

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.brave.Browser BrowserGuestModeEnabled -bool false

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

defaults write com.brave.Browser IncognitoModeAvailability -integer 1

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

defaults write com.brave.Browser IPFSEnabled -integer 0

STEP 6: Restart your computer.
Now, Guest Mode, Incognito Mode, and Secure DNS are disabled on Brave. Success!

Re-enable Guest Mode, Incognito 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.brave.Browser BrowserGuestModeEnabled -bool true

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

defaults write com.brave.Browser IncognitoModeAvailability -integer 0

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

defaults write com.brave.Browser IPFSEnabled -integer 1

STEP 6: Restart your computer for changes to take effect.

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