Speed up Chrome on Android by making it eat up less RAM

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Google Chrome browser is heavy no doubt, you feel it’s bloat especially on Androids with 1GB RAM and below. Here’s a little trick to speed up Chrome on Android smartphones and tablets:

  • Tap on the address bar and enter the following URL, then press Enter to confirm it:


speed up Chrome on Android hidden menu Speed up

A new menu appears, and the option “Maximum tiles for interest area” is highlighted in yellow.

  • Tap the Default button directly below it, a drop-down menu appears from which you select either 256MB or 512MB. (These values represent how much RAM memory you want to allocate to Chrome’s rendering engine).
    Chrome for Android hidden menu Speed up selection
  • Tap the “Relaunch Now” button for the new changes to take effect.

From henceforth, you should have a smoother browsing experience.


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  1. what direction should the rendering engine RAM change go? should it be increased or decreased?

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