Tips & Tricks for Chrome for Android: the best help and advice

There is no doubt that right now Chrome is quite rightly the king of Internet browsers. It currently enjoys more than 60% market share in the mobile sector across platforms, which demonstrates that it has become an essential tool for users around the world.

But why? Think about it this way: imagine that you can take with you anywhere a tool that holds everything you need for your daily activity on the Internet, incorporating any other piece of data that you have generated using the same tool on other platforms; browsing away from home, but actually not really.

This is the secret of the success of the Big G and of this application: with a single Google account, you can synchronize all of your information across your platforms. Chrome really doesn’t mind where you use it, it will be there to offer you your bookmarks, the pages you have visited recently, your passwords and everything that you need. And all that in your pocket, without needing to go to a PC: maximum mobility.

Hidden under Chrome’s hood are other features that not all users know about, and that we want you to be able to enjoy in order to get the very most out of this mobile browser: wiping your cache and cookies, switching quickly from one tab to another, performing word searches on a web page or saving documents in PDF format using this browser. And that’s only scratching the surface.

Obviously, the more you know about the browser that you use, the better. So, if you are ready to learn, don’t hesitate to read the tricks that we are going to leave you below. They will guarantee you a much richer Chrome experience and will help you move around it much more freely.

How to improve Chrome's privacy

Let's be honest. Google Chrome is not the browser for you if you are worried about privacy. In terms of privacy, it is better to use options such as Firefox or Brave. However, if you do not want or cannot leave Chrome aside, here are some tricks and settings that will help you protect your data a little more.


How to install Chrome extensions on Android

Installing extensions on Chrome for Android is not officially allowed. However, there are alternative browsers that are capable of installing and running them. One of the most popular is Kiwi. If you need to install a Chrome extension on your device, this is the best option.


How to customize Chrome’s navigation bar on Android

Activating Chrome’s navigation bar is really useful as it offers some extra possibilities that are not there by default, open and click on the address bar. Type chrome://flags:


How to close tabs quickly on Chrome

There are two methods to close the tabs quickly on Chrome. For the first one, go to Chrome and open several tabs. Then click and hold on the number that indicates how many are open:


How to enable Chrome's dark mode on Android

You can activate Chrome’s dark mode in a matter of seconds if you know what you have to do. Open Chrome and click menu (top right corner of the screen):


How to remove ads from Chrome

Chrome for Android has a natively built-in method to get rid of advertising completely. It is very easy to activate: open Chrome and click on the menu button (top right corner of the screen):


How to remove notifications from Chrome

To remove notifications from Google Chrome, just follow a few simple steps. First, open your browser and go to the Chrome menu (in the upper-right corner of your screen):


How to update Chrome on Android

There are two ways to update Chrome for Android: via our website or via Google Play; here, we explain both.


How to view saved passwords on Chrome for Android

If you use a version of Chrome for Android that is 62 or higher, it is easy to see the passwords saved by the browser. Regarding what passwords you can see, note that if your sync is enabled with a Google account, you will see all the passwords saved across those devices with which you use the Big G browser. If sync is not enabled, you'll only see those passwords that you use on the Android version.


How to recover closed tabs on Google Chrome

Although Chrome is available on a wide variety of platforms, some configurations are only present in some versions. Closed tab recovery is only available for the PC versions. However, there is a similar solution for the Android version that will get you out of the tight spot.


What is Chrome and what is it used for?

Google Chrome is the world’s most widely-used web-browsing application, with a market share of over 60% just on mobile devices. But what is Chrome exactly and what is it used for? Let’s have a look.


How to install and uninstall Chrome on Android

To install Chrome on Android there are two options: from our website or from Google Play. Uninstalling is a bit trickier. We will explain it all below.


How to save pages as PDF documents using Chrome

Storing a web page like a PDF document allows us to have access to it any time we like, even when we are offline. Let’s see what steps we have to follow in order to go about it.


How to disable automatic sign-in to Chrome

Firstly, you are going to disable automatic browser session start-up in your Google account. To do this, tap on your profile photo in a new tab:


How to quickly switch between open tabs on Chrome for Android

These days it is totally normal to have different browser tabs open on your PC or on your phone: for example, in one you might have your email, in another a social network and in another a search page. On a PC it is easy to quickly go from one to another using keyboard shortcuts, but what about on your Android? Well, it is also very easy. In fact, there are two ways of going about it. Let’s have a look.


How to search for words on a web page using Chrome

Google has equipped its browser for Android with a very powerful internal search engine, which allows you to find almost anything in a web tab and which we will now show you how to use.


How to clear Google Chrome’s cache, cookies and browsing history on Android

The cache is data that browsers store in your device’s main storage and which are used for loading web pages faster. Cookies are files created by a website that contain information stored on the browser that you use to visit the site. History is the record of all the web pages that you have visited.


Translated by Sean Mitchell