We are many who use our iPhone or iPad as the main navigation device For internet. Mobile devices and cellular networks are now stable enough to support most of the functions a computer can do. Mobile web browsing is so popular that one might think that there is competition among browser providers, but there is none. Google Chrome for iOS is a fan favorite, even on the devices that come with Safari by default.
Quickly translate web pages
Although it would be amazing if we had fluency in hundreds of languages, the reality is not so for many. So, when you find a web page that is in another language, Google Chrome offers the option to translate the page to your preferred language. Chrome automatically recognizes if the page is not in your default language and offers to translate it into a small pop-up window. You have the option to say “No” or tap on “Translate” to see the translated page. The translation will take a few seconds, and the page will be reloaded with the translation in the chosen language. From there you can return to the original language of the web by clicking on “Show original”.
There is also a small lever that says always translate "Language." If you activate it every time Chrome sees a page in that language, it will translate it. If at any time you want to change your settings you can go to Settings -> Content settings -> Google Translate.
Swipe between pages
You can swipe to come and go between pages. Place your finger on the edge of the screen and swipe in to move between the open tab. This gesture replaces the need to constantly use the back and forward buttons, instead of taking advantage of the touchscreen gesture capabilities.
View and close all tabs
If you have numerous open tabs You can see or switch between them by clicking on the tab icon. The tab icon is located right next to the search bar and contains the number of tabs you currently have open.
Tap that button to open all tabs. Swipe up or down to see the other open tabs. To go to another tab simply click on the diminished tab. To close a single tab, touch the X or slide the tab to the left or right to close it.
And while Safari has a more efficient layered format for preview, you can't close all tabs at once, a very annoying omission for some. But in Chrome you can, press the tab icon followed by the Menu icon (the vertical dots) and select Close all tabs.
Google Chrome has an interesting feature that allows you to zoom in any part of a web page by tapping twice in the area what do you want to see. This works very well if you are trying to zoom an image on a web page full of text. But it also works great for text based pages too. If there is a page with a lot of headers and smaller text you can enlarge a paragraph with a quick double tap or pinch to zoom in a particular area.
There are still some people out there who are not aware of the incognito mode for the Chrome browser. But basically when you open one Incognito tab, none of your browsing data will be saved in your history and there will be no cookies that are saved. To open an incognito tab, press the menu icon and select New Incognito Tab.
Going incognito does not mean that you have become invisible. For example, if you are at work, turning on the incognito mode will not make everything you do “incognito” for the IT team. It's just a guarantee for your own privacy at the personal desk. It is also very useful when someone is using your computer to access Gmail or Facebook. Instead of having to log out of your accounts, just open an incognito window for them and they can now enter with their own information without leaving their data on your computer.
Chrome’s “flags” for the desktop allow super powerful touch-ups in the browser. There are a lot of flags available on the desktop and also for Android devices, but not so much for iOS. While there may not be a lot, there are a few available. Remember that the flags are experimental, so if you don't know what they are, you better not use them.
If you find a website that you really want to share with someone, Chrome makes it very easy to do so. Whenever you feel the need to share, tap on the Menu icon (three vertical dots) and tap on the Share icon. From there a pop-up window will appear that will provide you with a good list of sharing options such as email, Facebook, Twitter, Notes and Messages.
Google Apps by default
Chrome allows links and other items that open in Google apps by default. You can add more items to the application list and allow certain applications in the Settings. Touch the Menu icon and go to Settings -> Google Apps and activate or install Google applications that will be launched whenever a corresponding link to the application is available.
I really enjoy Siri as a personal assistant, but Google's search assistant has always been a bit more precise and a little faster in picking up what I am trying to say. Now it is no longer necessary to download the Google Search application for that. You can use the built-in voice search in the Chrome mobile app. You just have to press the search bar, followed by a hit on the color microphone. Say your search parameters and Chrome will take care of the rest.
If Chrome knows the website you're requesting, it will take you directly to the same page. For the rest of the search queries, it will simply open a Google results page.
Enable desktop version
If the mobile version of a site is simply not what you expect, you can enable the desktop site instead. Touch the Menu icon and select Request desktop site from the list site. Some mobile versions of sites delete articles or place them in a different menu to better fit the screen. Many people enable the desktop version of a site to maintain familiarity and know where to find certain features of the site.
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