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Five Ways That Mobile Chrome Browser Gives You Control Over Your Internet Activities

Undoubtedly, many use Chrome browsers to surf the internet on their smartphones. Yet, there are still so many things this tool can do that you are likely not aware of.


Take a look at some of the Chrome settings that give you, as a user, complete control over your internet activities.


Chrome browsers for mobile are designed to give you optimal control over what happens when you use the internet. See some of these unique features below:


1. Do Not Track: this feature can be accessed under the Privacy option in your Chrome browser Settings. What happens when you enable ‘Do Not Track’ on your mobile Chrome app?


Automatically, your browsing traffic gets the request and each website you visit receives it. While websites respond to this request differently, it is there as a warning to those who will refrain from tracking the way you use their website.


In addition to this, still under the privacy feature, you can clear your internet data with the Clear browsing data option. This will sign you out of most sites except your Google account. It also removes Cookies from these affected sites.


2. Passwords: Under your mobile Chrome browser Settings, you can see all of your saved passwords. Just click on the Passwords option to see this. There are many things you can do to improve your privacy here.

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For one thing, you can opt to delete any of them by tapping on the listed websites. You can also switch off the Save passwords option. This stops the browser from asking you if you want to save a password each time you enter a new one.


3. Notifications: Most times, a website requests that you allow it to send you notifications. Sometimes, while in haste, you may have mistakenly clicked on allow. The nest thing you know, you are swarmed in notifications after notifications.


To stop this, got to Notifications under Chrome settings on your smartphone. Scroll down your screen and you will see the culprit websites listed. Tap on anyone that bugs you the most and switch Show notifications off.


4. Lite mode: The default setting for this is off. However, if you prefer to get your information faster at any given time, from the settings menu, choose the Lite mode option and tug it on. Chrome says it will open pages “faster and use 60 percent less data” as well.


However, it only loads “essential contents” and does not work in incognito tabs.


5. Force enable zoom: Some websites may not allow you to zoom in when you use it. However, Chrome offers you an option to override this. To access it, go to Chrome Settings > Accessibility > Force enable zoom. You can then zoom any web page you want.


Using the mobile Chrome browser app provides users with many other settings to control their internet use.


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Onwuasoanya Obinna

A reader of books and stringer of words. Passionate about Science and Tech. When not writing or reading he is surfing the web and Tweeting.

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