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Chrome For Android – A Mini User Guide

Google Chrome for Android is available for a selected crowd with ICS. Here is a mini user guide to help you get used to your new browser if you are one of those lucky ones to get their hands on Chrome.

Chrome for Android Phone

Chrome for Android Phone

Bandwidth management – Disable Webpages Preload

Webpage preloading is a very useful feature of Chrome for Android but it can become a problem if you are worried about your data usage. So how do you disable it or may be optimize it for careful usage?

  1. Touch Menu > Settings > Bandwidth management.
  2. Touch Preload webpages.
  3. Select the following:
    • Always allow Chrome to preload webpages.
    • Only on Wi-Fi Chrome can preload webpages.
    • Never preload any webpages.

Enable or disable autofill

  1. Touch Menu > Settings.

Slide the Autofill switch to the On or Off on.


Manage your autofill entries

  1. Touch Menu > Settings.
  2. Touch Autofill.
    • Add a new street address by touching “Add address”.
    • Add a new credit card by touching “Add credit card”.
    • Edit an entry by touching it on the list. Touch Save when you have finished updating.
    • Delete an entry by touching it on the list. Touch Delete to remove the entry.

Clear all your autofill entries

  1. Touch Menu > Settings.
  2. In the “Under the hood” section, touch Clear browsing data.
  3. Choose Clear autofill data checkbox.
  4. Touch Clear.

Save passwords

You can let Chrome remember your passwords for the sites you use.

Enable or disable save passwords

  1. Touch Menu > Settings.
  2. Slide the “Save passwords” to the On or Off position.

Manage password prompts

If you let Chrome save your passwords, yo will get a prompt every time when you sign in to a new website.

  • Touch Yes, if you want Chrome to remember your sign-in credentials. Chrome will automatically complete the sign-in fields for you when you visit the websites again.
  • Touch Never, if you don’t want Chrome to save your username and password for the website you are on.

Delete a save password

  1. Touch Menu > Settings > Save passwords.
  2. Choose the saved password that you want to remove.
  3. Touch Delete.

Change password settings for specific sites

  1. Touch Menu > Settings > Save passwords
  2. Choose the site that you want to remove from the Never saved list.
  3. Touch Delete.

Clear Browsing Data – Your Cache and Cookies

  1. Touch Menu >Settings.
  2. In Under the Hood, touch Clear browsing data.
  3. Choose the data type you want to clear.
  4. Touch Clear

A Few More Items!

  • Accept cookies. Allow sites to save and read cookies data. Many webpages store, read, and update files called cookies on your mobile device, for your convenience. For example, some password-protected sites use cookies so you don’t have to sign in each time you visit. Other sites use cookies to remember your preferences. Uncheck to prevent webpages from storing cookies on your mobile device.
  • Enable location. Allow sites with location specific content to ask whether you want to share your location using your mobile device’s location information.
  • Enable JavaScript. Allow sites to run JavaScript. Many web developers use JavaScript to make their websites more interactive. Sites may function correctly only if they can run JavaScript on your mobile device.
  • Block pop-ups. Block pop-ups from all sites.
  • Enable link preview. Magnify links when it’s unclear which link you pressed.
  • Website settings. Touch this to review any site that has granted permission to use any local storage.
  • Bob

    New Nexus 7 with ICS and latest Chrome. No way to set a home page!!!?

  • Bob

    My MISTAKE. The Nexus 7 has Android 4.1 (JB) not ICS. Sorry! Chrome running on 4.1 has no way to set a home page.

  • Nancy

    Chrome on ICS does not allow for setting a homepage, either. Fortunately, this is the only frustration I have with it so far…

  • Marc Gagnon

    I’m using Chrome on my Win7 Laptop and I am very satisfied.
    Recently, I bought this ONDA VI30W tablet which is loaded with ICS 4.0.3
    I installed Chrome for android version 18.0.1025308.
    I have the following problem: the browser won’t display HTTPS google pages. Other HTTPS pages are being displayed.
    I asked many forums for solutions to this problems . So far, no decent solutions. You’ve got hundreds of peoples begging for a solution.
    My question to you is, why google or android or chrome cannot come up with a solution? I’ve been working on this for the last 2 months now.
    Is the new chrome beta will resolve this issue?
    Is the addition of a javascript app will solve it?
    Is it a DNS, proxy problem?