Chrome works great, but at some point it will slow down. There are many reasons why Chrome slows down, including a large number of cache and extensions. More often than not, these culprits are not needed in your browser.
There are ways to speed up the Chrome browser on your computer, including deleting your cache, updating your browser, and using some hidden options in Chrome. If we adjust these items, your computer’s Chrome browser will increase performance.
Please refresh your Chrome browser
One way to speed up your Chrome browser is to do this refresh your browser in the latest version available. Newer versions of the browser have better optimized files and tend to run faster than previous versions.
- Open Chrome, click the three dots in the upper right and select Configuration.
- Click on About Chrome option in the left sidebar.
- In the right pane, you’ll find the option to upgrade Chrome.
Close unnecessary tabs
One of the reasons Chrome slows down is because you have too many tabs open at once in this browser. To speed up your Chrome browser, you need to make sure that you only keep the tabs you actually use active.
- Close your browser’s unnecessary tabs and this will speed up your browser a bit.
- If you do not want to manually close inactive tabs, download and install an extension such as The big pull. Automatically suspend tabs that are not active in Chrome.
Disable unwanted extensions
Chrome lets you extend its functionality by adding extensions. The downside of adding extensions is that they use a lot of resources on the computer and slow down the browser.
If you don’t use an extension, it’s a good idea to remove it from Chrome.
- Click on the three dots in the upper right and select More tools, and choose Extensions.
- You will see a list of all installed extensions. Select the ones you don’t use and turn the switch for these extensions to OFF position. This will disable them in the browser.
- If you do not use any extensions, click Delete to remove it completely from Chrome.
Remove unwanted Chrome apps
Chrome allows you to install applications to perform various tasks from your computer browser. If you do not use one or many of these applications, you must remove them free up resources and speed up your Chrome browser.
- Open a new tab in Chrome, type the following in the address bar and press Enter.
chrome: // apps
- You will see the applications installed in the browser. Right-click the application you want to remove and choose Remove from Chrome.
- Select Delete at the on-screen prompt to completely remove the selected browser application.
Preload the web pages you visit
Chrome includes a smart feature that preloads webpages that you think will open. This includes links to various sites on the current page where you are.
The browser uses some algorithms to find the links you click on and keeps these pages preloaded for you to see.
- Click the three dots in the top right of Chrome and choose Configuration.
- Choose the Privacy and security left sidebar option.
- Select Cookies and other site data from the right side panel.
- Turn the switch to Preload pages for faster browsing and searching to the ACTIVATED position.
Clear browsing history and other data
It’s a good idea to clear your browsing history and other data stored in Chrome to keep your browser in good shape. This helps improve performance and speed up the Chrome browser.
- Click on the three dots in the upper right and choose Configuration.
- Scroll down and click Delete browsing data option.
- On the next screen, set the options as follows:
Time interval – Select the time period during which the data is to be deleted.
Choose the type of data you want to delete from Chrome.
Click on Clear data at the bottom.
Clean your computer with Chrome
Chrome for Windows includes an option that helps you find malicious software and other suspicious programs on your machine. You can use this cleaning tool to find these programs and remove them permanently from your computer.
This will increase the performance of Chrome on your PC.
- Select the three vertical dots at the top right and click Configuration.
- Scroll down and click Advanced.
- Scroll down and select Clean the computer.
- Click on Find on the next screen to find and remove suspicious software.
Disable images for all websites
If you only want to browse the web to read text, you can turn off images from websites you visit. This way, Chrome won’t have to upload any photos, and this will speed up your Chrome browser sessions. Obviously, this is a bit extreme
- Open the Chrome settings by clicking on the three dots in the upper right and choosing Configuration.
- Select Privacy and security from the left sidebar.
- Choose Site settings on the right side panel.
- Scroll down and click Images under the Content section.
- Turn the lever to the side Show all (recommended) to the OFF position.
Test your internet connection
Maybe the problem isn’t with Chrome. Your internet connection may be slow and slow to load your web pages forever. One way to verify this is test the speed of your internet connection.
- Launch Chrome and go to the Speedtest place.
- Click on the big one Wow in the center of the screen to run a speed test of your internet connection.
- Another place to test your speed is Fast.
If the test results are too slow, you should contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ask them to resolve the issue.
Reset Chrome browser
If nothing works, you can reset all Chrome defaults to speed up the Chrome browser. This will make the browser work as if you were opening it for the first time.
- Access your Chrome settings by clicking on the three dots in the upper right and choosing Configuration.
- Click on Advanced.
- Scroll down and click Restore the settings to their original defaults.
- Click on Reset settings.
Yes Chrome crashes or crashes after doing any of the above methods, there are ways to fix these problems. Let us know if the above tips have helped you speed up Chrome on your computer.