Chrome on Android: tips and tricks to navigate well

Chrome on Android: tips and tricks to navigate well

Chrome for Android is one of the most popular browsers on Android. Installed on many Android smartphones by default, the Google browser is thus for many users the first choice for surfing the Internet. Although Chrome is already fast naturally, there are some tips and tricks to surf faster on Chrome and optimize your browser.

Quick access

Sync tabs and bookmarks with other devices

The feature is not new, but it is not used frequently: you can sync your tabs to your Google account to access from another device. To enjoy synchronization on your smartphone, simply open the Chrome browser and then Settings> Accounts> Synchronization> Activ.

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Synchronizing tabs on your phone is simple. AndroidPIT

To sync your tabs with your computer, open Chrome on your PC or Mac. Click on the menu icon at the top right> Settings> Connect (if it is not already there)> Advanced sync settings and make sure your bookmarks and open tabs are checked.

To open tabs from your computer on your Android device, tap the menu icon in Chrome for Android. Click on Recent tabs and access the tabs of your devices.

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Quickly access open tabs on your computer (and vice versa). AndroidPIT

Reduce the consumption of data

One of the most neglected and useful features of Chrome is the option to reduce your navigation data consumption. Indeed, if your navigation undergoes many slowdowns, it is that your volume of data in the background is important.

To enable this feature, go to Chrome Settings and scroll down and press Data Saver. The option will show you even a graph and numbers showing the amount of data you are using.

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How to reduce the consumption of data? AndroidPIT

Enable the play mode

Reader mode lets you focus on the text and make it easier for you to read. This feature is very useful when you read an article on a blog, a newspaper or any other web media. Reading mode excludes menus of navigations, artifices and advertising to leave only the text. It's sort of like a Zen mode. "

Here's how to activate it:

  • Open Chrome and enter the following URL: chrome: // flags
  • In the search field, type reader (or reader if it's in English).
  • See the mention Activate toolbar bar of reader mode (or Reader Mode Triggering, in English)
  • Slectionnez Always or Always
  • You just have to press the button Now restart to restart Chrome.
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It's simple as hello. AndroidPIT

Turning your favorites into application icons

Many users do not know it but it is possible to create a shortcut on your phone's desktop to access a website, like an application icon. Open your favorite site in Chrome (for example www.androidpit.com) and add it to the home screen by pressing the three-point menu.

Give a title and press the add button. Now, you can now access your favorite pages faster from the home screen of your smartphone.

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The process takes 2 clicks. AndroidPIT

Play a hidden game in offline mode

For those times when you can not connect to the Internet, Google has added a little addictive game to its Chrome browser for Android.

When you get the message "You are currently offline" in Chrome, tap the dinosaur that appears above the message to start the game. Just tap on the screen so that the dinosaur jumps over the cacti.

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