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How to Speed Up Google Chrome on Your Android Device

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If Chrome on your Android device is acting sluggish, stuttering as you scroll down pages, you don’t have to just twiddle your thumbs in silent frustration. By changing how much memory is allocated to the app, you can speed things right back up. As Reddit user erythrocytes64 explains, simply open a new Chrome tab and type “chrome://flags/#max-tiles-for-interest-area”. A menu will pop up, and you’ll want to select “512? instead of the default of 128. This is the max amount of memory you can give to Chrome (if you have an older device, you may want to opt for 256 instead). Next, tap the “Relaunch now” button to restart the browser, and you should see improved scrolling and navigation performance. There are a few other settings tweaks you can make to also help optimize Chrome, but based on anecdotal feedback, this one seems to have the biggest improvement for page loading speeds.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.