Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the latest and improved version of the Internet Protocol (IP). IP is a language that helps computers communicate and share information over the Internet. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) created IPv6 to solve a big problem we were facing with the previous version of IP. IPv4 was running out of unique addresses to identify all the devices connected to the Internet. IPv6 is the solution to this problem and is now being used to replace IPv4. This new version of IP provides a much larger pool of unique addresses and helps ensure a smoother and more efficient flow of information across the Internet.
Internet Protocol version 4, commonly known as IPv4, is a crucial part of how the Internet operates. It provides a unique identifier to devices connected to the Internet and helps to route traffic between them. IPv4 uses 32-bit numbers to identify network devices and it was the first version of the Internet Protocol to be widely adopted. It was initially deployed for use on SATNET in 1982 and on the ARPANET in 1983, making it one of the earliest and most important protocols for connecting to the Internet. Despite its widespread use, IPv4 has limitations and is now being replaced by its successor, IPv6, due to the limited number of available addresses.
First thing you should know the private mode in your browser does not hide your IP.
To hide your IP you should use a virtual private network, or VPN software, that encrypts your internet connection. In addition to the secure connection, most VPN software takes a detour route through multiple servers before reaching the destination to hide your identity.
Caution: make sure to use trusted VPN provider because it knows a lot about you, not only the IP address like the websites, but your device details.