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5 Great Ways to Speed up Google Chrome to Load Websites Faster.

Simple changes that speeds up Chrome.

Speed Up Google Chrome : Google Chrome is undoubtedly the most widely used Web browser on almost all platforms. When it comes to Desktops or Smartphones, most people prefer Google Chrome over any other web browser.  This is simply because Google Chrome really in intuitive and powerful at the same time. one of the main reasons why Google Chrome is really popular is is that it is connected to our Google account. this means that we will be able to save and sync our passwords and history because all the platforms we use.

But Google Chrome is not the fastest browser on the planet. There are many cool web browsers with some super cool features. For all the Google Chrome fans out there, this is how you can speed up Google Chrome browser by making small changes.

Google chrome receives a lot of praise for its great user experience and simplicity. But at the same time, there are a lot of people who doesn’t use Chrome because it often uses more system resources than many apps that are installed on our phones.

How to Load Websites Faster on Google Chrome

People tend to use applications in their default settings more often. If we dive a little deep into the application settings, there are many options that can be configured to make the application work even better. Default settings works perfectly, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the best setting configuration for all scenarios.

Keep the App Up to Date

This is the easiest way to  speed up any application. Updates are pushed regularly to keep the applications bug free and optimise the speed and add new features. Always keep Google Chrome updated. Updates definitely kill the flaws present in the application speeding it up.

Turn of Data Saver

Google Chrome data saver is a great way to reduce the amount of data Chrome uses which will intern reduce the loading time of a web page, especially on a slow connection.   how the data saver works when we turn on the data saver most of the it will be going through Google servers before it is being downloaded to a device. Google will compress the incoming web page and then sends of the compressed version to the user. this means that we require only less data and time load a website through Google servers.

Google Chrome Data Saver Settings - Speed Up Google Chrome

For example let’s say a web page has a total size of 1 MB. So if we directly access the website, the device will have to download the whole 1mb of data to display it. But when the data saver is turned on, web pages are sent to Google servers which compresses the webpage and then sent the compressed version of the page to the device. which means the device will have to load smaller sized web page instead of the original web page. This not only save us time, but also data.

Turn on Data Saver

  1. On your Android phone ,open  the Chrome app  Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Under “Advanced,” tap Data Saver.
  4. Turn on the Data Saver Toggle.

If the data connection is weak or slow, Data saver will be showing a simplified version of the page. If some of the elements of the website looks broken or is not working, Click on the “Show Original” option to load the original website without any compression.

Keep in mind that when you’re using data saver some of the website might have trouble Katrina location or my look fuzzy. This is because when a web page is compressed some of the functionalities might get cut down too.

Clearing the Cookies and Cache

Websites might be having certain resources that are available on many pages. Like the logo image on top of the page is present in all the pages of a website. It would be way more easy if the image is loaded once from the  internet and then displayed the same image from a local source on the other pages of the website. This can reduce the amount of data that needed to be downloaded each time you visit a website.

This is what Browser cache is for. For storing certain files and components locally so that the resource need not be downloaded from the internet everytime we visit a website. Loading a resource from the device storage is faster and easier than downloading from the internet.

When we visit a website, many elements of the pages like the websites images, css files etc are cached so that these files can be loaded locally next time you visit the same website. Caches speed up websites. But how clearing caches can speed up a website?

Cache storage can be limited. So there are times when the existing cache files will need to be rewritten. So when cache is full, it might actually slow down the loading of website. Another problem is that, caches can get corrupted sometimes. A corrupt cache can slow down a website. Browser can sometimes get confused when it comes to caching. Sometimes if the cache data is partial, we might be seeing partially loaded images or corrupt components on the websites. In such cases clearing cache can speed up the websites.

Google Chrome Clear Cache Settings - Speed Up Google Chrome

It is a good practice to clear caches weekly.  Similarly cookies are another type of storage a website uses. Corrupt cookies or sometimes due to certain issues, cookies data might affect the websites user experience and can affect the website loading times.

Clear all Cache

  1. On your Android phone, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy and then Clear browsing data.
  4. Select the time range.
  5. Check “Cookies and site data.
  6. Tap on Clear Data

Prefetching in Google Chrome

Preloading pages will allow the website to load faster and will also allow you to read the webpage even when you are not connected to the internet. Basically Google will preload web pages in the background that you are likely to open based on many  factors and your browsing behaviour. That is the webpage will be loaded even before you visit the webpage. So if you visit such pages, the pages will be showing directly from the cache.

Google Chrome Page Preload Settings - Speed Up Google Chrome

There is a small downside to this feature. Google Chrome will be using more data as it tries to preload many pages. Some of the pages we might not even visit. But if you  have enough data, this shouldn’t be a problem.

  1. On your Phone, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Under “Advanced,” tap Privacy.
  4. Turn on Automatically download pages.

Editing Google Chrome Flags

These are some additional settings that are available to Google Chrome. But it cannot be directly accessed from the application settings. Google kept this settings hidden from settings as these are Advanced Settings. Follow the steps to speed up Google Chrome on Android .

  1. On your Phone, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Type Chrome://Flags in the URL bar.

You will be taken to a page where there are many options. All these changes can help you fine-tune Google Chrome for better speeds.

Google Chrome Flag Settings - Speed Up Google Chrome

Improve Page Loading Times

Search for Experimental Canvas Features, Enabling it will load the pages faster. Chrome will be making certain assumptions on how the components of a web page should be loaded. If you are having issues when viewing certain websites, disable it.

Close Tabs/Windows Faster

When the Fast Tab/Window Close option is enabled, It will allow us to close a tab or window much faster than the normal way.

If you are having any issues after making changes in Chrome flags, you can always Reset to default settings.

Final Thoughts

Google Chrome is a great Web Browser on any platform. Be it on a computer or on a smartphone, It performs well. The simplicity and google sync is the main feature what makes it stand out from the crowd. But oftentimes, Google Chrome can be slow. Follow the methods above to speed up Google Chrome on Android. Make your favorite browser faster than ever before.

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