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Use less data with Chrome’s Data Saver

With Data Saver, you can lower your phone bill or load webpages faster on slow connections by reducing the amount of data Chrome uses.

How Data Saver works

When you use Data Saver, most of your web traffic goes through Google servers before being downloaded to your device. Less data gets downloaded to your device, because Google servers will compress it.

Data Saver won't work if you're on secure pages (addresses that start with https://) or if you're browsing in private with Incognito mode.

If you're using Data Saver, keep in mind that:

  • Some websites might have trouble finding your location.
  • Some images might look fuzzy.
  • Websites that are restricted to certain groups, like your company’s internal sites, might not load.
  • You might not be able to sign in to your mobile carrier's website.
  • Changes you made to your /etc/hosts file won't work.

Data Saver isn't available for iPhones or iPads.

This feature is not available at this time because of platform constraints. If Apple makes changes to WKWebView to allow this feature, we will add Data Saver back in.

Megan is a Google Chrome expert and the author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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