How To Speed Up Your Android Chrome Browser [QuickTip]

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When you’re using the Android version of Google Chrome, you probably have experienced the time when Chrome takes way too much time to load, or crashes frequently, or acts sluggish when scrolling.

If you are used to Chrome and don’t want to opt for another browser for all your online needs, here is a quicktip to speed up your Android Chrome browser. Using this tip will significantly improve your scrolling experience and it will reduce frame rate drops.

Speed Up Your Chrome Browser

Start by opening the Chrome browser app on your Android. Go to the address bar. Type Chrome://Flagsin the address bar and then press Enter.

Chrome Flags

You will be redirected to the Chrome://Flags settings page. Next, look for the flag called “Maximum tiles for interest area Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android”.

Maximum tiles

Tap on default and choose 512 from the drop-down. If your device has less than 512 RAM, its best that you choose anything below that figure to prevent Chrome from taking over all of your device’s memory.

Choose 512

Tap on the relaunch button at the bottom and you’re done.

If you want to go back to the default settings, head back to the Chrome://flags page and “Maximum tiles for interest area Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android” then choose default. Relaunch your Chrome browser for the effect to take place.

Author:

Nels Dzyre is a tech enthusiast from the age of dial-ups, an Android follower since we had Cupcake, and a gamer.

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