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Google Chrome for iOS

By Google Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Google Chrome

  • Browse fast and private on your iPhone and iPad
  • Last updated on 11/26/20
  • There have been 10 updates within the past 6 months

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 21, 2014

Chrome Web Browser by Google brings the familiar Chrome interface to your iOS device, allowing you to browse just like you would on your computer. With impressive speed and lots of your favorite options, you can check out your favorite sites or take care of business quickly while on the go with this app.

Pros

Speedy: This browser works well with iOS to provide quick loading speeds. While it may not be as fast as Chrome on your computer, there's a noticeable difference between this browser and Safari on mobile devices.

Synced bookmarks: If you log in to your Chrome account through the app, you can sync your bookmarks and tabs across your devices. That means you can pick up reading an article or browsing online right where you left off no matter where you are.

Data usage reduction: This browser also has a data usage reduction feature that can be turned on and off at will. It's useful when you're not connected to Wi-Fi to help you avoid using too much data and incurring overage charges while also improving loading times. And when you're back on Wi-Fi, you can just turn it off and use your browser as normal.

Cons

Ok interface: While it's clear how to search online as soon as you open this app, finding some of the other features can take some poking around. For instance, figuring out how to open a new tab is a little confusing initially. But once you get the hang of the interface, it makes sense where things are.

Bottom Line

Chrome Web Browser is a useful and convenient alternative to Safari on your iPhone or iPad. It runs smoothly, offers a nice set of features, and is free to download and use without limits.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 87.0.4280.77

This version includes:
  • On your iPad you can now have multiple windows of Chrome at the same time. Tap and hold a link, and then choose 'Open in new window'.
  • A new feature in Settings, called safety check, allows you to check whether you’re on the latest version of Chrome, whether you have Safe Browsing enabled, whether you have any compromised passwords and, if so, how to fix them.
  • Auto-fill is now more secure. To auto-fill your passwords, sign in again with face ID, touch ID or your passcode.

General

Release November 26, 2020
Date Added November 26, 2020
Version 87.0.4280.77

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 67,349
Downloads Last Week 36
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Developer's Description

Pick up where you left off on your other devices, search by voice, and easily read webpages in any language. SYNC ACROSS DEVICES - seamlessly access and open tabs and bookmarks from your laptop, phone or tablet. FASTER BROWSING - choose from search results that instantly appear as you type and quickly access previously visited pages. VOICE SEARCH - use the magic of Google voice search to find answers on-the-go without typing. TRANSLATE - easily read webpages in any language. UNLIMITED TABS - open as many tabs as your heart desires and quickly flip through them like a deck of cards. PRIVACY - use Incognito mode to browse without saving your history (learn more at http://goo.gl/WUx02).