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How to increase security in Chrome for Android

Hello friends! Google Chrome browser is one of the most widely used browsers in the world. Because of its good combination of privacy, speed, flexibility, and performance. But we can’t claim that it is perfect. This time we’ll show you some tips that none other than Google itself has come up with to make browsing safer. Here are some tips to make your browsing more private. These are recommended by Google, the company that knows its Chromium-based browser best. In this post, we will teach you how to increase security in Chrome for Android. In addition, thanks to a large number of options, you can fully customize the operation in every way and this is highly recommended.

Take a look at the security and privacy section

There is a “Privacy and security” section in Chrome’s settings that will guide you through the basic security settings you need to improve in these aspects. You can access it by following these steps:

First step

Open the Chrome app and tap the 3 dots located in the top right corner of the screen (the menu button).

Open the Chrome app increase security in Chrome for Android
Open the Chrome app

Second step

Then tap “Settings”.

Then tap "Settings". increase security in Chrome for Android
Then tap “Settings”.

Third step

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After that, click on “Privacy and security”. In this section, you will be able to choose options if you want Google to improve your search, how strong you want to set protection, and how your browser behaves with third-party cookies.

click on "Privacy and security"
click on “Privacy and security”

Perform a Safety Check

If you suspect something is wrong with your browser, you can run a security scan in the settings. This will analyze various points in your browser to let you know if it detected any problems. Follow the steps below to perform the test:

First step

Open the Chrome app and tap the 3 dots located in the top right corner of the screen (the menu button).

Open the Chrome app increase security in Chrome for Android
Open the Chrome app

Second step

Then tap “Settings”.

Then tap "Settings". increase security in Chrome for Android
Then tap “Settings”.

Third step

After that, tap the “Safety check” option.

Safety check
Safety check

Fourth step

Finally, tap the “Check now” button.

Check now
Check now

Google Chrome Security Check checks for updates, passwords, safe browsing settings, extensions, and software versions you have in case there are any changes.

Clear your history, cookies, and cache regularly

It’s important to clear your browsing data from time to time, not only for security reasons but also for cleaning purposes so that leftover Chrome files don’t take up too much space. Follow these steps:

First step

Open the Chrome app and tap the 3 dots located in the top right corner of the screen (the menu button).

Open the Chrome app increase security in Chrome for Android
Open the Chrome app

Second step

Then tap “Settings”.

Then tap "Settings". increase security in Chrome for Android
Then tap “Settings”.

Third step

After that, click on “Privacy and security”.

click on "Privacy and security"
click on “Privacy and security”

Fourth step

Finally, tap the “Clear browsing data” option.

Clear browsing data
Clear browsing data

You will need to choose what you want to delete from your history, cookies, and other site data, as well as cached images and other files. You can select all or just one item, as well as the length of time the item should be removed.

Lock your incognito session

Whether you are using a private session or not, your browser may require biometric authentication each time you log out of your browser and want to log back in. Follow these steps to enable the option:

First step

Open the Chrome app and tap the 3 dots located in the top right corner of the screen (the menu button).

Open the Chrome app increase security in Chrome for Android
Open the Chrome app

Second step

Then tap “Settings”.

Then tap "Settings". increase security in Chrome for Android
Then tap “Settings”.

Third step

After that, click on “Privacy and security”.

click on "Privacy and security"
click on “Privacy and security”

Fourth step

Finally, turn on the “Lock incognito tabs when you leave Chrome”.

Lock incognito tabs when you leave Chrome
Lock incognito tabs when you leave Chrome

According to Google, this will help protect your browser from prying eyes looking to see what you’re doing on your cell phone while you’re away. It is only available on mobile devices and is currently being rolled out on Android. Thanks for reading us. Bye!

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