Minimize Chrome’s Data Usage on your Smartphone

To minimize Chrome’s data usage on your smartphone, activate data saver by opening the Chrome browser on your phone and accessing Chrome’s Settings. Scroll down to and select Advanced > Data Saver. Toggle the switch in the top right to On.

As you use your smartphone, it is inevitable that it will consume a large amount of data, especially if you are more on video streaming in HD quality. Viewing websites on your phone’s Chrome browser also consumes data. 

Saving data usage is essential for those who are looking to minimize their data consumption due to limited data allowance on their data plan. Anyone can use this feature under Chrome’s settings for whatever reason they might have. 

If you are one of those who are looking for ways to save on your data plan and extend your allowance, minimize Chrome’s data usage on your smartphone by following the steps provided below. 


On either iOS or Android, you can reduce your data usage from Chrome up to 50%.

  • Open Chrome -> Click on the menu (vertical button with three dots on top right) -> Select Settings -> Reduce data usage / Data Saver -> slide it “ON”


  • (On older Chrome version:  Open Chrome -> Click on the menu (vertical button with three dots on the right) -> “More” -> Select Settings -> Reduce data usage -> slide it “ON” )

These changes will help Chrome conserve data.  User will also be able to track how much bandwidth you save each month on Chrome.

Aside from enabling data saver on Chrome, you can also save on your data plan by turning off automatic app updates on your device. For further details on how to turn them off, check it with your phone manufacturer’s guide or manual. You can also go to the site support and review the information.

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