Web browsing is undoubtedly one of the most used features of smartphones, and if you use an Android device there’s a good chance that you use Google Chrome for all your web needs. But anyone who extensively uses the app will know that over time the app can really slow down, especially if all your open tabs contain plenty of images or are otherwise content-heavy. This should not happen if you’re using one of those top-of-the-range Android smartphones, but alas, it sometimes does.
A recent discovery by one Reddit user has pointed out that no matter how much memory your smartphone has free, Chrome, by default, can only access 128MB of that memory. And while that’s absolutely fine if you just want to open a few simple text pages, its not enough if you’re doing something that requires more memory. Thankfully, unlike iOS, Android is really lenient with customization, and this limitation is an easy one to bypass.
You can easily speed up Chrome by simply opening up a new tab and entering the following string:
After you press Enter on your Android keyboard, you’ll be presented with a menu that will allow you to change the amount of memory Google Chrome can access. Here’s the menu you’ll be looking for:
When you click on “Default,” you’ll be presented with a pop-up window similar to the one below:
We suggest changing this memory value to something a little more, with 256 or 512 being the right direction.
You should now have a much smoother, faster and better experience while browsing the web using the app. Also, you’ll notice that scrolling will now be much more smoother. Simple, right?
Did you use this tip? Tell us what you thought of it in the comments below.