Hello! Google Chrome is the most widely used browser on Android devices. The mobile counterpart of its desktop version, which Google has managed to integrate very efficiently into its ecosystem. All phones that have Google services installed include the Google Chrome browser, no wonder it is the most used. It is also one of the most efficient browsers that continues to develop and from time to time includes improvements and new features. Some of these new features are already present and it is as simple as activating them, on the other hand, there are experimental functions that are a little hidden, which have not yet reached the stable version but you can still try them. In this post, we will show you how to increase download speed and privacy in Google Chrome for Android.
How to increase download speed in Google Chrome
Google Chrome includes a new experimental feature that will allow you to improve download times, in short, it will make downloads more efficient by splitting the file into fragments. To activate this function you must do it through the “Chrome flags”, this is a set of experimental options, which will be included in the future in the stable versions of Google Chrome, but you can activate them without any problem to test them.
Open Google Chrome
Then in the address bar enter chrome://flags
After that, in the “Chrome Flags,” search bar enter “Parallel download”.
Then click on the “Default” button and select “Enabled”.
Finally, restart Google Chrome.
How to improve Google Chrome privacy on Android
It’s no secret that every day we browse the internet, a lot of our data is collected by the websites we visit, and Google Chrome includes a setting that allows websites to record our movements. This information comes from the accelerometer of our device. Many fitness apps use this sensor to count our steps, so websites could use this data to know where we are going and more. Luckily in Google Chrome for Android, it is possible to disable this option and prevent them from collecting even more information about us.
Open the Google Chrome browser
Then go to Google Chrome settings and click on “Site Settings”.
After that, go to “Motion Sensors” and disable the option.
Now you don’t have to worry about Google Chrome sharing this data with any site you visit.
The parallel download function can be a great help when downloading large files, even so, remember that it is an experimental function that may fail, in case you don’t like it you can disable it by following the same steps. Also, disabling the “Motion sensors” will help you is to increase your privacy while browsing, at least in Google Chrome for Android we have the option to prevent those websites can accessing our motion data. When nowadays privacy is one of the most important issues in the world of technology. Both functions are focused on improving your user experience. We invite you to try them out and let us know what you think. Thanks for reading. Bye!