Save up to 60% of your Mobile data by just enabling Lite mode on Chrome for Android

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Here is how to save up to 60% of your Mobile Data by just enabling Lite mode on Chrome for Android

You all know 1 GB of data connection just ends up in a couple of hours, while users have multiple tasks that use data. Many of the users install some third-party data savers and many of them fall short of the data. Almost 70-80% of Android users nowadays use Chrome for Android as their native browsers and everyone knows a huge amount of data is being used by Chrome.

If you must be aware of the technological news around you must know that Google killed the ‘Data Saver’ extension for Chrome previous year. Data Saver used to be a great feature that automatically improves page loading time using the ‘built-in-optimizations’ and dedicated servers.

The company relaunched the feature as a Lite mode on Chrome for Android. When you use Lite mode, some of your web traffic may go through Google servers before being downloaded to your device. If the page is loading slowly, Google servers may simplify it so that fewer data gets downloaded to your device. Most of the time, your pages will look and work the same.

Here are some points mentioned by Google if you’re using Lite mode:

  1. If you browse in private, Lite mode won’t work.
  2. Some websites might have trouble finding your location.
  3. You might not be able to use pages on a local network, like an internal company site.
  4. You might have trouble with premium data services provided by your mobile carrier. You also might not be able to sign in to your carrier’s website.
  5. When you go to a secure page that uses HTTPS, Chrome sends the URL to Google to load faster. Only the URL is sent, and Chrome doesn’t share your cookies or personal data with Google.

How to turn on Lite mode on Chrome for Android?

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app
  2. At the top right, tap More the three dots icon and go to Settings.
  3. Under “Advanced,” tap Lite mode.
  4. Turn on Lite mode.

If you’re on a page that was simplified, you can go back to the original page without changing your settings. To see the original page, at the top, tap the Lite >> Load original page.

Check how much data you’ve saved while using the Lite mode?

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app.
  2. At the top right, tap More the three dots icon and go to Settings.
  3. Tap Lite mode. At the bottom, you’ll see a list of the sites you’ve visited and how much data you’ve saved.

According to our calculations, you can save up to 60% of your Mobile data while using the Lite mode on Chrome for Android. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by subscribing to our newsletter from here.

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