Send usage statistics and crash reports

Usage statistics and crash reports are created when Chrome closes unexpectedly. Help us prioritize the features and improvements we should work on by permitting Chrome to send these files to Google.

You can change whether usage statistics and crash reports are sent to Google at any time. Here's how:

Computer
  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under "Privacy," select the checkbox "Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google" to turn this setting on or off.
Chrome for Android
  1. Open the Chrome menu.
    It could be an icon Menu or a button Menu on your phone.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Under "Advanced" touch Privacy.
  4. Select the checkbox "Usage and crash reports" to turn the setting on or off.
Chrome for iOS
  1. Touch the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Under "Advanced" touch Privacy.
  4. Touch Send Usage Data.
  5. Choose to one of the following options: Always, Only on Wi-Fi, or Never.

Usage statistics and crash report information

Usage statistics contain information such as preferences, button clicks, and memory usage. They do not include webpage URLs or personal information, with the following exceptions:

  • If you have opted into this feature and reached what seems to be a phishing or malware webpage, Chrome will send certain information, including the URL of the page, to Google to help expand the phishing and malware lists.
  • Crash reports contain system information at the time of the crash, and may contain web page URLs or personal information, depending on what was happening at the time of the crash.
  • If you have enabled usage statistics and crash reports and you use the speech input feature, additional information will be sent to Google, including the URL of the website using speech input, your operating system, and the manufacturer and model of the computing device and audio hardware you are using.
  • Learn more about Chrome's privacy policy