Google Chrome is undoubtedly one of the best web browsers for Android users. It’s uncluttered, packed with all the right features and it’s also going to get the functionality of pausing downloads. However, it may eventually become slower and slower as you continue to use it. That’s one of the major problems with it.
Fortunately, speeding it up isn’t too hard. There’re both easy and advanced methods available to speed up Chrome on Android, and in this article we’ll take a look at some of them:
#1. Control Your Data Usage:
When it comes to speeding any mobile web browser, there can’t be a better starting point than controlling the data transfer itself. Besides helping you save money on your data bill it can also significantly speed up your browsing experience by reducing the amount of data that’s transferred to load each web page. And by no means it results in a compromised browsing experience because files are compressed, cropped and re-sized by smart algorithms – they almost always look beautiful on your screens. Therefore, more often then not it’s pointless to run your Android’s Chrome browser on a full blast.
Controlling the data transfer is quite easy. Just follow the steps given below:
- Tap the three dots in upper-right corner of your Chrome browser,
- Tap Settings,
- Scroll down to Data Saver option, turn it on and you’re set!
This step alone can make your browser fast enough for daily usage. But if you’re still not satisfied or just want to play with the advanced stuff, proceed with steps given below.
#2. Give Less (RAM) To Eat:
Limit the amount of RAM that your browser consumes. This will be specially helpful if your device has got less of it. Follow the steps given below:
- Now look for the flag that says “Maximum tiles for interest area Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android.” If you can’t find it easily, use the “Find in Page” option of your browser.
- Type Chrome://flags in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.
- Once you find it, change its value from Default to 64. By default 128MB of RAM is assigned to Chrome for usage. However, that amount of memory for a single app becomes too much if your device has got less than 512MB of RAM. This may often lead to hanging, freezing or crashing of device. Therefore, you’re strongly recommended to choose a value lower than 128.
- Tap the Relaunch button and you’re done!
You can reverse these settings anytime by navigating to the same flag.
#3. Give More (RAM) to Eat:
Wait, what? Well, actually yes. Sometimes you may be better off assigning more RAM to Chrome, specially if there’s plenty of it (3GB or more) in your device. Given below are steps to do so:
- Find the same flag that you found in previous step.
- Change the value from Default to 512.
Keep in mind that maxing out RAM for Chrome will give it priority over other apps, which means that if you’ve too many apps open, some of them (except Chrome, of course) may crash. That doesn’t happen easily though, specially not if your device has got massive RAM.
Following these steps will Speed Up Chrome for Android. If you know any other steps, please post them in comments.