The Android web browsing experience has been significantly improved during time, though we are still facing different problems when trying to surface the web from our own Android based devices. It can be a bug, a lug, or any other software related issue which can interfere with our web browsing experience. Well, if you want to ensure that you will no longer have to deal with problems while using Chrome on your Android handset, don’t hesitate and check out the guidelines from below, where I will show you how to easily and safely speed up the Chrome app that runs on your own smartphone or tablet.

From the start we can notice that web browsing problems are being reported by users who are using all sorts of devices including high end and powerful gadgets – even the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 seems that have several problems on this matter. As already pointed out, the issues might be caused by an Android related bug, in which case after a proper update everything is fixed. But, what to do when the problems persist and when you can’t manage to properly use Chrome on your Android device?

Whether it is a bug, a lag or if you just feel that your Chrome app is running really slowly, I have the perfect solution for you. As you will see, during the steps from below you will be able to optimize and speed up the Chrome feature in order to enjoy a stable and smooth Android web browser experience.

Don’t worry, you won’t have to complete a risky operation as we will keep it all safe, secured and most important official. Thus, root access isn’t required in this situation as you can anytime execute the steps from below even if your Android device is based on stock Android OS and powered by the stock recovery image. In fact, you won’t have to deal with these aspects in any matter. But, what would you do?

Well, the Chrome app is designed by default to access and use a part from the RAM memory that is installed on your smartphone or tablet. So, if you want to speed Chrome up, you just have to optimize this RAM usage. How to do that? Basically you have to change the amount of RAM used by Chrome on your own Android based device. Even if it sound like a tricky thing to do, things are quite intuitive – this tutorial can be easily completed even by a newbie and for both mid range and high end devices.

Good; so let’s see what do to in order to make things work better with your Chrome feature.

How to Easily Speed Up Chrome on any Android Device

  1. Take your Android device and run the Chrome app.
  2. Tap once on the address / search navigation bar from the top of the app.
  3. The writable area will be now enabled.
  4. Type the following address: “chrome://flags/#max-tiles-for-interest-area”.
  5. Then type on Search or tap on the Enter keyboard key from your Android device.
  6. Wait while the page loads up.
  7. In the end a long list of Chrome options will be displayed on your smartphone / tablet.
  8. Don’t get scared, you only have to make a minor change in order to speed things up.
  9. So, scroll down until you find the “Maximum tiles for interest area” option.
  10. Good; now you will be able to change the amount of RAM assigned to Chrome.
  11. As you will notice the Default option is pre checked. You will also be able to choose another option as you can opt for 64, 128, 256 and 512 MB of RAM.
  12. As a general idea, if your Android device is powered by 1 GB of RAM, don’t go above the 256 MB threshold; else, you can safely choose the 512 MB option.
  13. Make your choice and then reboot Chrome in order to apply the new settings.
  14. Don’t worry, these changes will affect only the Chrome feature, so you can safely use you Android device as usual.

So, that was all; now your web browsing experience should be a lot better as you have bumped the Chrome speeds on your own Android based device. Do test it in order to see if things are better and then share all your conclusions with us and with other users who might be interested in applying this dedicated step by step guide.

ChrisLaarman ยท 3 years ago

Interesting. Thank you, Bogdan!

1) So the allocation of RAM by Chrome to itself defaults to a block of a sub-optimal size. Why? Has this gone unnoticed until short before this tip was written?

2) Am I right in assuming that setting a fixed amount of RAM for Chrome goes at the cost of the amount of RAM available to other apps and daemons running or paused at the time when Chrome is running, likely affecting these adversely?

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