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Google Chrome: 12 Little-Known Mobile App Tips and Tricks | Browsers

The Google Chrome app for Android and iPhone (iOS) has unfamiliar features that can make your browser easier to use every day. Users can, for example, sign in with their Google account on different devices and continue sessions on another device without interrupting reading. Addresses can also be easily found using Maps within the browser, as well as adjusting operating settings, disabling sound reproduction and storing data.

Among other curious features are the possibility to open the computer version of the mobile sites to view the pages in more detail. In addition, you can also download content to read later, even without the Internet. Check out tips and tricks for using Google Chrome on mobile.

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Google Chrome Mobile App Has Useful Tricks Photo: Playback / Marvin CostaGoogle Chrome Mobile App Has Useful Tricks Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Google Chrome Mobile App Has Useful Tricks Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

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1. Sync Chrome between devices

Chrome lets you sync data from multiple Google accounts on your mobile Photo: Playback / Rodrigo FernandesChrome lets you sync data from multiple Google accounts on your mobile Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome lets you sync data from multiple Google accounts on your mobile Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome lets you sign in with your Google account on different devices, so you can access your browsing history, favorites list, passwords, and other settings on separate smartphones. To do this, tap the three dots of settings and go to "Settings". Then tap your profile and select "Sync." Then choose the desired items.

2. Start where you left off

Chrome to Mobile lets you stay on other devices with the same Google Account Photo: Playback / Rodrigo FernandesChrome to Mobile lets you stay on other devices with the same Google Account Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome to Mobile lets you stay on other devices with the same Google Account Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

With synchronization set up, you can start reading an article on a device and finish later by accessing the history. To do so, go to the settings and select "Recent Tabs". Then choose "Show Recent History" to see all previously accessed pages.

3. Download pages to read later

  It is possible to download pages to read later by Chrome, even without Internet access Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes  It is possible to download pages to read later by Chrome, even without Internet access Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

It is possible to download pages to read later by Chrome, even without Internet access Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

This feature downloads the site so you can access it later, even without Internet access. To download, open the desired page and go to the settings. Then select "Read Later". The page will be downloaded immediately. To access later, simply open the "Reading List" section on iPhone or "Downloads" section on Android.

4. Change tabs quickly

Chrome Mobile Trick lets you quickly change tabs Photo: Playback / Rodrigo FernandesChrome Mobile Trick lets you quickly change tabs Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome Mobile Trick lets you quickly change tabs Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Just like on your computer, you can browse different tabs in Chrome on your phone. In addition to the conventional way to switch tabs through the main menu, another simpler method of switching tabs is to slide the address bar from the top of the screen left or right.

Google site with and without dark mode enabled in Chrome Photo: Play / Helito BeggioraGoogle site with and without dark mode enabled in Chrome Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Google site with and without dark mode enabled in Chrome Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Although it has not been officially released, it is possible to enable Dark Mode in Chrome for Android phones. To do this, simply enter the test mode and enable the Dark Mode flag in the system settings.

6. Search word meaning of a text

Chrome quickly searches unfamiliar words on the Internet Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesChrome quickly searches unfamiliar words on the Internet Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome quickly searches unfamiliar words on the Internet Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

When you come across a different word while reading a website, you can quickly discover its meaning. On Android, mark the word you want and touch the Google tab at the bottom of the screen. On iPhone, mark the word and tap "Search" to view a quick search for its meaning.

7. Find addresses, phones or email

Chrome finds addresses and shows position on Google Maps Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo FernandesChrome finds addresses and shows position on Google Maps Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome finds addresses and shows position on Google Maps Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

On Android phones, if you dial an address, phone number, or email in Chrome, a small pop-up window lets you contact the recipient right away by tapping "Phone" or "E- mail ". On iPhone, phones and emails automatically become clickable to trigger quickly. When highlighting an address, simply tap "Search" to see its location on the Map.

8. Change Search Engine

Chrome to Mobile lets you change the default search engine Photo: Playback / Rodrigo FernandesChrome to Mobile lets you change the default search engine Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome to Mobile lets you change the default search engine Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

You can change the search engine and change the default option, which is Google, for similar services like Yahoo, Bing or DuckDuckGo. To do so, go to Settings> Search Engine> select the search engine.

Chrome Lite Mode Saves Data When Browsing the Internet Photo: Playback / Rodrigo FernandesChrome Lite Mode Saves Data When Browsing the Internet Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome Lite Mode Saves Data When Browsing the Internet Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome for Android has Lite Mode, which simplifies pages and saves data consumption. To enable, go to Settings> Lite Mode> Enable Key.

The function is not available on the iPhone, but it is possible to determine that the pages are preloaded using only a Wi-Fi connection, avoiding excessive mobile package expense. To do so, go to Settings> Bandwidth> Preload Web Pages> Wi-Fi Only.

10. Prevent sites from playing sounds

Turn off automatic sounds for Chrome tabs on your phone Photo: Playback / Rodrigo FernandesTurn off automatic sounds for Chrome tabs on your phone Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Turn off automatic sounds for Chrome tabs on your phone Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

You can block automatic sounds from playing on open pages in Chrome on Android. To do so, go to Settings> Site Settings> Sound> Disable the key. The user can add exceptions to allow some specific pages to be released to emit sound.

Chrome to mobile has native integration with Google Translate Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo FernandesChrome to mobile has native integration with Google Translate Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome to mobile has native integration with Google Translate Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome has automatic integration with Google Translate to translate websites on mobile. To enable the option on iPhone, go to Settings> Content Settings> Google Translate> On. On Android, go to Settings> Languages> Enable the "Offer to translate pages in other languages" key.

To translate a page while browsing, just tap "Translate" when Chrome identifies the foreign language.

12. View the desktop version

Chrome to Mobile lets you open websites like you're on your computer Photo: Playback / Rodrigo FernandesChrome to Mobile lets you open websites like you're on your computer Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome to Mobile lets you open websites like you're on your computer Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes

Chrome also allows you to view the desktop version of the site, so that the user has full and detailed page access. To do this, go to the three options dots and tap "Request desktop site".

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