Chrome For iOS Has Been Updated And Fixes Those Annoying Crashes

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No one likes those annoying apps crashing on their device whether they’re using an Android device, Windows Phone, or Apple device. Such as pain to deal with. On the upside of things, Google updated their Chrome for iOS application and helped reduce those app crashes by 70%, allowing users to get right back to the webpage they were just on instead of having to start all over.

If you’re an Android user, you’ll know this feature already, but Google has implemented it into the iOS version now too. Google has added “Data Saver” into Chrome for iOS which allows you to manage how much data you use when you’re not connected to WiFi. Of course, Data Saver reduces the data needed to access the web with the help of the company’s compression technology.

The update for iOS says

The biggest change is in stability: with WKWebView’s out-of-process rendering, when the web view crashes or runs out of memory, it won’t bring down all of Chrome with it. As a result, Chrome crashes 70% less with WKWebView. Even when counting the “Aw, Snap!” page shown when the renderer crashes, there’s still a big improvement.

This release also includes:

  • Redesigned icons on the New Tab page: easier access to more of your frequiently-visited sites.
  • Spotlight integration: Drag down or right from the Home screen and search for your Chrome bookmarks.

The update started rolling out yesterday, and should be available for all iOS users soon, so be sure to keep an eye out on your iOS device. If you haven’t gotten the update yet, just give it a little more time. Are you currently using Chrome for iOS? If so, have you experienced these crashes? Did the update improve the situation for you? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Mac Rumors
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