Chrome feels slow? Although there are many reasons that make browsers slow, but the speed to load a page is often the main factor.

Although by default Chrome already has optimal settings, there are still other methods you can try to maximize it.

The following tips can speed up Google Chrome and save internet quota.

#1 Enable Light Mode in Chrome

Light Mode (formerly Data Saver) is a unique mechanism in Chrome where web pages are compressed on Google’s servers before being forwarded to the user. This feature can make the loading process faster and save quota.

How to enable Light Mode in Google Chrome:

  1. Tap menu icon (three vertical dots)
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Choose Light Mode
  4. Set to Activef

#2 Close unused tabs

Chrome Tab 7 Ways to Make Android Chrome Faster 2 Chrome Tabs

Some web pages often consume data even though the loading process is complete. By closing unused tabs, Chrome’s performance can be focused on the active tab window only.

Ideally, the number of active tabs is no more than 5 pieces. However, this figure really depends on the RAM capacity of the phone and the type of website that is being opened.

How to close a Chrome tab:

  1. Tap square icon which has a number in it
  2. Tap cross icon to close a Chrome tab

#3 Make sure the Prefetch feature is active

Prefetch Chrome 7 Ways to Make Android Chrome Faster 3 Prefetch Chrome

Prefetch is a feature to load website pages in the background system when you are typing the address. This feature can make website loading much faster when you visit.

How to enable Prefetch in Chrome:

  1. Tap menu icon (three vertical dots)
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Choose Privacy
  4. Tick Preload page…

#4 Put your favorite website shortcut on the front screen

Website shortcuts 7 Ways to Make Chrome Android Faster 4 Website shortcuts

If you have a favorite website that you frequently visit, there’s nothing wrong with adding a shortcut to that website to the Android home screen.

This way, Chrome will save some elements of the website offline and reload them when you open them. This will speed up website loading and save quota at the same time.

How to put a website shortcut on Chrome Android:

  1. Visit your favorite website
  2. Tap menu icon (three vertical dots)
  3. Tap Add to Home Screen
  4. Set a name, then Add
  5. The shortcut will appear on the Android home screen

#5 Use a faster 1.1.1.1 DNS

DNS 1111 7 Ways to Make Chrome Android Faster 5 DNS 1111

DNS 1.1.1.1 is DNS issued by CloudFlare and is available free to everyone. By using this DNS, latency is lower and internet access is more secure.

How to use DNS 1.1.1.1 on Android:

  1. Download app 1.1.1.1 on Play Store
  2. Open the app
  3. Follow the instructions and allow
  4. Tap menu icon (three horizontal lines)
  5. Choose 1.1.1.1
  6. Back to main screen
  7. Tap the activate button
  8. Tap Install VPN profile then Okay
  9. Fast and secure internet ready to use

#6 Always use the latest version of Chrome

Through the latest variant, Chrome comes with many improvements, added features, and performance improvements that are a pity to ignore.

How to update Chrome to the latest version:

  1. Go to Google Play Store
  2. Search Google Chrome
  3. If an update is available, click Updates
  4. Wait until the process is complete

#7 Don’t clear cache!

Chrome Cache 7 Ways to Make Android Chrome Faster 6 Cache Chrome

If you’re looking for tips to speed up Chrome on the internet, you’ll find a number of websites that suggest clearing the cache.

Don’t follow!

Clearing the cache will only speed up Chrome the first time you open it, but the website will load a bit slower after that. In fact, Chrome makes use of cache files to speed up website loading.

Only clear cache if:

  • The size is too big
  • You have unlimited quota
  • Chrome often feels laggy

To clear cache, see Guide to clear cache on Chrome Android.


Those are some tips to speed up website loading on Google Chrome mobile, especially Android. Read also some Chrome PC tips that will help your activities!

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