Tips so that Google Chrome does not consume so much data on the cell phone

Google Chrome is the most used browser in the world, which is why Google keeps releasing new improvements to improve the user experience.

However, the browser is characterized by its high RAM consumption, as well as data that can fill the internal memory of the mobile device, causing the cell phone to slow down or not being able to save more files on the phone.

However, there are different ways to optimize it, that is, you can reduce data and battery consumption through its configuration. For example, if you enter the ‘Safe Browsing’ section, unnecessary downloads, extensions and dangerous websites will be blocked.

There are different methods to achieve this. – Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images

According to the portal Xataka Android, this type of downloads spend several megabytes. Furthermore, malicious websites can contain malware, which can steal users’ personal data.

Steps to activate this tool:

  • Click on the three points located in the upper right.
  • Press the ‘Settings’ section.
  • Find and open ‘Privacy and security’.
  • Select ‘Safe Browsing’ and activate ‘Enhanced Protection’.

Another option that can be carried out is the synchronization of accounts. This tool allows the data to be constantly updatedsuch as passwords, history or open tabs, which is why the battery of the cell phone can be seriously affected.

How to disable synchronization?


  • Enter the ‘Settings’.
  • Click on ‘Synchronization’.
  • Uncheck the ‘Sync all’ switch.
Turning off sync helps save battery life. – Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images

If Google Chrome appears slow on the device, it may be that the preloading of pages is the problem. In this sense, you must enter the ‘Privacy and security’ and open the option ‘Preload pages’. Immediately afterwards, you must choose the ‘Do not preload’ section to save data.

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Another very frequent error among users is accumulating a large number of open tabs, that is, it will slow down the browser, since they can occupy RAM memory. To remove these tabs, just place yourself in the box at the top right of the screen, press it, and then slide until they disappear.

How to view web pages in Chrome when there is no internet on the phone?

Currently, it is very common for smartphone users to lose their device’s connection to the internet, because the device lost its mobile data or is in a place where there is no access to a network.

This situation can become a headache because the smartphone is incommunicado and, therefore, the user will not be able to know the news that occurs in their email, social networks, WhatsApp chatsamong other digital services.

However, Google Chrome has a resource that helps people not be completely disconnected from what is happening on the Internet and without depending on the connection to a WiFi network or mobile data.

Currently, the Google browser has a tool that allows downloading a web page and, in this way, the user can review the contents of that site when he needs it and without depending on an internet connection.

To use this method from a smartphone, it is necessary to execute the following actions:

  • Open the Google Chrome application and enter the website that is of interest to the user.
  • When the web portal has fully loaded in the browser, you must press the three-dot button located at the top of the screen and then you must press the download option.
Google Chrome is one of the most used web browsers in the world.
Google Chrome is one of the most used web browsers in the world. – Photo: Chrome website screenshot
  • Tapping the icon with an arrow pointing down will cause the browser to automatically download the website.
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After generating the download of the site, the user only has to enter the browser and open the settings menu (button with the three points), then select the download option to see the contents of the web portals that are stored on the device.

It is worth emphasizing that this resource can also be used on a desktop or laptop PC, but in that case you must go to the ‘Enabled reading list’ function.

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