Save Data while browsing in Google Chrome

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Data usage have grown so much that people even tend to recharge their prepaid mobiles more than twice a month for data plans. The telecos are earning huge sums but as the users are moving towards the OTT(Over The Top) services, the data fare is expected to increase multi-fold.

The Net Neutrality moment has gained momentum which shows that customers are in need of the data services. Also there has been a raise in the number of internet-connected apps and services that’s has become an integral part of many a lives.

Today, We will show you how Google helps in saving some data while using Chrome for web browsing on desktops and mobile phones.

Chrome on iOS

Google Chrome is a brilliantly crafted application on iOS. To enable data saving mode, click on the settings of the application. The setting screen is divided into sub-headings. Under Advanced, Click on Bandwidth. You will find the data saver option on the screen. Slide the switch to turn it on.

Chrome on Android

Chrome comes pre-installed in android-based devices. To enable data saver, go to Chrome options and click on settings. Select the Data Saver under the Advanced section and use the slide button to activate it.

Chrome on Desktop

The PC version of the application does not have the data saver option as it is still in beta stage. The extension can still be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store and put into use. Once the extension is installed, your browser will have a new icon on the charms bar of Chrome. Click on it to activate or disable the data saver.

The Google’s Data Saver feature will not compress the pages with secure socket layer(HTTPS) implemented as it might result in errors when it comes to performing operations such as paying bills, shopping, etc. It will also exclude pages viewed via Incognito Mode.
Additionally, the Data Saver technology uses the Safe Browsing Technology, providing protection from phishing attacks and malwares.

Varun is a Software Developer by profession and blogger by passion. He likes to talk about technology and things on the internet that makes life easy.