Tips and Tricks to use Google Chrome for Android
Android is a widely popular mobile platform that is being used by millions of people from across the globe. If you have a good Android mobile and you want to install a browser that can work like PC version, Google Chrome can fulfill your demand. It comes with very useful and easy to use functions those will let you do various tasks easily. Although it consumes quite more bandwidth than other standard web browsers, you will get satisfied user experience. If you are a new or existing Google Chrome user and want to do more with this browser, check out these tips and tricks to use Google Chrome for Android.
Tips and Tricks to use Google Chrome for Android
All these following tips and tricks are based on the stable version of Google Chrome for Android and also, these tricks are smoothly working at the time of writing when Google Chrome is standing at V53.0.2785.
1] Synchronize Browser History across multiple devices
Google Chrome is a cross-platform application available for Windows, Mac, iOS as well as Android. If you use multiple devices and want to synchronize browser history, passwords, bookmarks, etc. across multiple devices, you can do so by signing in to your Google account. Sign in with the same Google account in Google Chrome on all those devices. If you want to sign in to your Google account in Google Chrome for Android, open the Settings > Sign in to Chrome.
2] Disable Autofill
Google Chrome fills up a form automatically after getting a particular sign to save your valuable time. However, sometime that becomes a time-consuming task to remove all those filled up forms in case you want to enter different information. Therefore, this is a good choice to disable autofill and fill up all those empty boxes on your own. To do so, go to Settings > Autofill forms > toggle the button.
3] Reset Data of Particular Site
Suppose you have opened ten websites in Google Chrome, and you want to remove cache, cookies, etc. of a particular site. All those data will be deleted if clear them from “Privacy” settings, but that will be applied to all the sites. To remove all the browsing data of a particular site, open Settings > Site Settings > All sites > select a site and hit the CLEAR & RESET button.
4] Enable/Disable Search and URL Suggestions
Whenever you start typing into the URL bar, Chrome shows suggestions based on your types words. It helps users to find a website quickly. Sometimes it can let you find a particular thing even when you do not remember the whole search query. Nonetheless, if you do not like this feature and want to disable search and URL suggestions, utilize this simple trick. Go to Settings > Privacy > Remove the tick from Search and URL suggestions.
5] Enable “Do Not Track”
Let’s assume that you want to browse particular website but do not want to be tracked by the tracking code of that website. At such moment, you can simply turn on Do Not Track that will assist you to browse the site anonymously. In Google Chrome for Android, go to Settings > Privacy > Do Not Track > toggle the button to turn it on or off.
6] Checked Saved Passwords
We often save passwords in the browser to log in to some websites quickly. However, it is not that safe when it comes to only security. Having said that, if you want to check your saved passwords and delete them at the same time, here is the solution. Open Settings > Save passwords. Here you can find all the saved passwords. If you want to remove anyone of them, select a site and hit the DELETE button.
7] Add Site to Home Screen
We always try to create a shortcut to do some tasks. For example, on Windows, we pic app in the Taskbar to open that quickly. However, Android has no such Taskbar. Therefore, you can pin a website to the Home screen to open that quickly. You do not even have to open the browser and search for that website. This is possible to open that site or a particular web page right from Home screen. Therefore, open the web page that you want to pin. Tap on the options and select Add to Home screen. Following that, you have to give it a name before adding.
8] Save Bandwidth
As Google Chrome consumes heavy data than other web browsers, you may get problems if you have a limited cellular data connection. However, you can utilize that data to do more by saving the bandwidth. For that, you need to turn on Data Saver. For doing so, open Settings > Data Saver > toggle the button to activate it. Following that, you can find original data and compressed data after browsing few websites.
9] Change Search Engine
By default, Google Chrome uses Google as the default search engine as this is probably the best search engine out there with so many features. However, in any case, if you want to use a different search engine, here is a simple trick. Open Settings > Search Engine > select one from the popup window. You can find Yahoo, Bing, etc. in the list of predefined search engines.
10] Manage Experimental Features
Google always includes some experimental features into Google Chrome those cannot be found in the Settings panel. You can turn them on or off according to your wish and requirement. Enter Chrome://flags in the URL bar to access them. However, make sure you have enough knowledge while turning on or off a particular feature. Otherwise, you may get problems.
There are more other things what can be done with Google Chrome for Android. However, hope these tips and tricks of Google Chrome for Android will help you a lot.
If you use the desktop version, you can check out these Chrome tricks.