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Speed up Google Chrome

You can make Chrome work faster for you by following these tips. 

Step 1: Update Chrome

Chrome works faster when you're on the latest version. Update Google Chrome.

Step 2: Close any unused tabs

The more tabs you have open, the harder Chrome has to work. Closing unneeded tabs frees up resources for your device.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. At the top right, tap Switch tabs Switch tabs. You'll see your open Chrome tabs.
  3. At the top right of the tab you want to close, tap Close Close.
    • You can also swipe to close the tab.

Step 3: Make sure page prefetch is on

You can turn on network action predictions (prefetch) to make Google Chrome open webpages faster. When on, Chrome preloads the links you might open.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Under "Advanced," tap Privacy.
  4. Tap to check the box next to "Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly."

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