Save mobile data with Chrome for Android


Want to reduce your data consumption on mobile because your package is limited? Enable a hidden Chrome option on your Android smartphone to surf faster ..

When you surf the Internet with your Android phone, you want (or need) to get straight to the point, whether it's to save time loading pages or to save your plan's mobile data.

A hidden option to save data

Android version of the browser Chrome has a hidden option that reduces data consumed, which saves on your precious mobile plan.

Once enabled, this option takes you through Google's servers when you want to visit a website. Google is responsible for simplifying the code of the page called, which is considerably lightened. Of course, the appearance and operation of the site are unchanged.

For you, the operation is imperceptible. But for your mobile plan, that's a few kilobytes saved for every web page you open.

Enable Chrome's Simplified Mode on Android

  • Open the Chrome browser on your Android phone.
  • Click on three vertical pointsat the top right of the screen.
  • Then click on the section Parameters of Chrome.

  • Pull down the menu of Parameters to the bottom.
  • In the section advanced settingsclick on Simplified mode.

  • Toggle the button in activatedand now, you are now browsing in Simplified Mode.

Once activated, Chrome's Easy Mode option allows you to reduce your data consumption by a few percent. As you can see in the screenshot, you can follow the detailed statistics of the data saved, site by site.

This article is regularly updated by experts under the
direction of Jean-François Pilloufounder of CommentCaMarche
and delegate director for digital development of the Figaro group.

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