I'm reviewing this from the perspective of my iPad with Apple's Magic Keyboard. I've used Chrome as my main browser for quite some time on my PC, and I have been satisfied, but when I downloaded it on my iPad, right after I got it, I was very disappointed. For starters, unlike desktop chrome, for iPad chrome, when you first open it, there is no option to ask "Who is using Chrome." I Really need this feature because I have a personal account and a school account. Second of all, there is no "always request desktop site" option, unlike Safari. I heard it used to be an option in the Chrome://flags site, but they removed it. I need to ask why. This really makes me mad, they literally had the ability to do this all along, but they refuse too, now i'm stuck with all these really poor interface website's that always beg you to download the app, which I don't want to do, because I like having all my websites being together and being able to have multiple open at a time. I hate to break it to you Google, but you just lost the ability to track all the stuff I do on my iPad, cause I'm on Safari, which is also annoying but less because there is no multiple user support for that too, but at least everything else is good.
When you open up the browser, after it not being up for awhile, it will open a new tab. Want to turn it off, good luck. It won’t be in the settings and they don’t make it clear what is going on. A web search will bring up all kinds of “you may have been hacked”. But, it’s a “feature” that they added.
Turn it off by going to chrome://flags and search for “start surface” and disable that. Pretty straight forward, huh? Yeah, I didn’t think so, either. Super disappointing. Most of the iOS browsers have added this “feature” and they were all quickly disabled. But, Chrome didn’t make finding the way to turn the stupid thing off easy.
I hope reviews like this remind them that this is a great browser, but a lot of that is because it’s fast and easy to setup to operate as expected. A major and very annoying change, that replicates a spam “new tab” experience from the early browser days…as a feature…that’s not easy to find a way to turn it off? Just feels like a bad idea to me, but I’ll let my rating do the talking.
Google has decided to replace “Search on Google Images,” with “Search on Google Lens.” The features it offers as a replacement are a total joke..
Google Lens is just a scheme to make Google Money by opening up links to buy things. It’s basically an advertising tool to generate money, not something that is actually useful to users. It’s just a greedy Google money grab.
You all keep making Chrome less and less functional with unethical decisions like this. Google lens is garbage and removing Image searches with this pathetic replacement is a slap in the face to Google’s users.
The last few updates have made it progressively worse. I don’t expect terribly much when it comes to a mobile app, but I realize the start-up page in the last update no longer allowed you to just tap to open YouTube links. It decided to force you to long-tap and open in a new tab to get it to work. Now, the most recent version appears to have removed long-tap without fixing the old issue. See where I’m going with this? They need to re-evaluate the team that is working on the mobile version. I already use Brave browser on the pc, and have no issue swapping back to it on mobile.
Ever since I got a new iPhone, Chrome opens a new tab when I open Chrome. It sounds like a bug that needs to be fixed.
Do to prior issues below, I mostly use other browsers. Every once in a while I’ll open Chrome, because Google does provide better info when searching.
Prior: Google Chrome is now resorting me to do Captchas for searching the web. What joke!! Reluctantly I think I’ll be using Bing from now on. 😕 Google Chrome now has news posts appearing in its search page. I hate that. Do they think I really care about J-Ho and her strapped swimsuit!!!!
***Update: I just raised the rating from 1 to 3 stars because the freezing and instability has stopped. The app seems to be working at the moment but it's only been a day.
Chrome has become unstable and completely unusable after the most recent update. On app start up the screen is frozen. You can't scroll or click any menu buttons. I've tried restarting my phone and uninstalling/reinstating the app. The problem persists. I hope to get a fix soon. I've used Chrome as my default browser for years.
I have had nothing but issues trying to get any Google products to work nicely with my iOS ecosystem. The last straw for me was finding out that you have zero control over which devices connect to the 5ghz wifi network with Google wifi devices. I recently got into vr and was hoping to keep the 5ghz band dedicated for my oculus, but there is no way that I’ve found to manually assign a device to a network, it apparently automatically assigns devices based on distance to router.
Chrome is a good browser, really close to apple’s native browser (safari) but the UI is outdated, looks a little childish and has a bad choice of colors. Honestly the icons look like the iPhone 3s icons. If they could revamp the look, more clean, less baby blue and let you customize your home screen background that would be a huge step up. Also, support multiple user accounts. Other than that, one of the best performing browser.
This app is really fun I can watch YouTube instead of downloading YouTube I wish u made a update on google but one thing I don’t like is hackers pls make it more safe for children and grownups I don’t like seeing people sad after they been hacked so pls update or fix google I would love to see who fixed it thank you and I Appreciate it but people make porn and sex.com on there. Make sure not to watch it! Love you stay safe
it’s great and my go to browser but it’s kinda inconvenient that you can’t group tabs together. I personally have lots of tabs open and would prefer if i could group them together so i can find the tabs i need at the time easier. Kind of like how you can open new groups in safari, or how you can multiple windows open on a computer or laptop. i just think it would be nice to have something like that on mobile.