Chrome is currently the most used web browser in the world. It’s fast, compatible, and you can quickly get into Google’s world simply by logging in with your Google Account. But Chrome isn’t always fast. After long use, it slows down, but here are some tips to speed it up again.
Disabling an extension
If you use Chrome for a long time, you’ll install several add-ons. Deleting or disabling them can solve the problem, and you may find many add-ons that you aren’t currently using.
Enter chrome://extensions in the Chrome address bar. Browse through the list and delete unused ones by tapping the trash can icon.
Install the latest update
Chrome updates automatically, but if you don’t close your browser or restart your computer, it’s possible that you’re still running an older version.
You can fix it by simply restarting your computer, but it’s a good idea to make sure you have the latest version first. Click the three dots in the browser right icon and click Help> About Chrome. If your version is not up to date, the update will begin immediately.
If you’re using Chrome on your phone or tablet, go to the App Store or Google Play to run the update.
Close tabs you aren’t using
Google regularly updates Chrome to improve performance and reduce memory usage. However, there is always a limit to the RAM of the device. Keeping multiple tabs open at the same time is the main cause of memory usage and slowing down your browser.
Closing open tabs and leaving only a few necessary ones is the simplest way to solve Chrome’s slowdown.
Clear your browsing history
Clearing your browsing history can also help speed up the Chrome browser. Chrome downloads and stores large amounts of data, such as images and cookies. To delete it, go to Settings and search for “Clear browsing history” or click “Advanced” at the bottom of the screen and click the “Clear browsing history” menu. You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + Delete shortcut.
One thing to note is that running some sites after clearing your browsing history may be slower than before. This happens because there is no cache. In addition, automatic login is also initiated, so this option should be chosen last.
On your phone or tablet, just go to Chrome Settings> Privacy> Advanced> Clear browsing data.
Sometimes uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome will solve many problems.
Open Control Panel in Windows (Settings in Windows 10), find Add / Remove Programs, find Chrome in the list, and click Uninstall. When reinstalling, go to google.com/chrome and download the latest version.
Try other browsers
If you’ve tried all of these things and Chrome doesn’t improve at all, then it’s possible that a particular website doesn’t work well with Chrome. If so, the quickest solution is to visit the website with a different browser to see if the problem is resolved.
If you’re using Windows 10, try the built-in Edge browser. Or there are many alternative browsers like Firefox or Opera.