How to save data using Chrome for Android

Chrome is undoubtedly one of the most useful applications that we have on our Android mobile. It allows us to browse the Internet, and thus access everything we want in the palm of our hand. And, being one of the most used, it is also one of the ones that consumes the most data.

But what many people don't realize is that this amount of data can quickly shrink. You just have to activate the basic mode, with which you can spend up to 60% less. The process to activate it and to deactivate it every time you need it is quite simple.

Basic mode of Chrome for Android

Steps to activate basic mode

Activate basic mode for surf without spending too much is a fairly simple process. All you have to do is follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome on your Android mobile.
  2. Click on the three points that you will find in the upper left.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  5. Click on Basic mode.
  6. Slide the corresponding button to activate it.

Once you've done all these steps, the mode basic will already be activated. From now on you will start to consume less when you browse. But at the level of usability you will not notice it too much. The speed and comfort when accessing your websites will be the same as always.

How to know how much you save with the basic mode of Chrome

To be sure of the amount of data that you will be saving with the basic mode, you will have to follow the same steps as before. On the screen of this mode Chrome, in addition to the button to activate and deactivate, you will also find a graph in which you can see the savings achieved.

Those responsible for Google assure that we can save up 60% of the data consumed in navigation. A figure that is not negligible, especially if you have a limited rate.

Basic mode limitations

Chrome's basic mode can be very useful, but it also has some limitations. Probably the most important of them is that it does not work when we are browsing in incognito mode. It is also important to know that what this mode does is load only the essential part of the websites you are browsing.

Therefore, it is possible that they do not look exactly the same as when we are browsing without this mode being activated, although the differences are not very significant. Have you ever used the basic mode of Chrome? We invite you to tell us about it in the comments section that you can find at the bottom of the page.

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  1.   Joel said

    Very well