How to speed up Chrome on Android by making it eat up less RAM

How to speed up Chrome on Android by making it eat up less RAM
When it comes to Android browsers, Chrome happens to come stock and be wicked good at what it does. That's not to say the Google browser can't be a total resource hog sometimes. At times, you can find it struggling to load pages qucikly and browse smoothly enough, especially if your device is an older one with 1GB of RAM memory or less. 

In times like these, doing some under-the-hood tweaking of Chrome can be quite beneficial to your browsing experience. So here's a nice and quick tweak we found that is a breeze to pull off, but it can potentially contribute to a speedier, less resource-greedy Chrome. Check out the slideshow for some easy to follow instructions.


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23 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Done. Thanks Luis.

7. waddup121 unregistered

This trick is pretty...I'd say underrated. People know this already, but they don't know how value it is to make everything smoother.

11. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Wow.. Really helpful post. Thanks PA!

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thanks for the tip.

3. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Very useful article, although i might not benefit from it coz i have 3 gigs though :D

8. mixedfish

Posts: 1565; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

3gb FTW!

9. dimas

Posts: 3404; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Show off lol.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Very useful since Chrome can be a huge resource hog.

5. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Chrome is my favorite browser, but boy, it eats RAM like there's no tomorrow. Thanks, Luis.

6. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Perfect

10. peace247 unregistered

And I always use to increase the value....ha ha....stupid me.... Thanks

12. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

My phone has 2 gigs, did a quick test before and after changing settings and it really improved, so now all I want is a good ad-blocker to make browsing even faster.

26. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

firefox has u block

13. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Thanks PA..!!

15. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

wondering what was the default memory it uses...

16. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I don't understand how giving Chrome less RAM speeds it up. The RAM that it is given will fill up faster, therefore, will cause Chrome to become slow more quickly. It should be that you need to give more RAM help to speed something.

18. TYKOB

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

It doesn't appear as an option in chrome beta on my S6. Maybe with 3gb of RAM it doesnt matter, I dont know. I can do it on my PC however. Would it make much of a difference there?

20. alphabets

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Nice!

21. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

This trick is really usefull.

22. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Thanks for the tip that we can adjust how much ram we want allocate. But I don't fully understand either- if we want chrome to run smoother we must allocate more ram to it, right?

25. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

That's a good thought, I wonder how it turns out to work better when it is given a lesser RAM limit?

23. Urosz

Posts: 52; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

wow thanks

24. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Very good post PA... Such nice posts are Rarity these days..

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