How to Reduce Data Usage in Google Chrome for Android
If you are the regular reader, you already know about the feature. I have also posted a Chrome extension that enables users to bring ‘Data Compression Proxy’ to Chrome for desktop.To enable this feature on your Chrome for Android, open the Google Chrome. Click on the three square vertical dots like icon at the top right side of the Chrome app. And then select ‘Settings.’
In Settings, scroll down and see the option ‘Bandwidth Management’. Here select ‘Reduce data usage’ and tap on the button at the top right side to turn this feature on.
After enabling this feature, Google Chrome will start serving all web pages through Chrome Data Compression Proxy server to speedup your web browsing and reduce the data usage.
You can follow the same path to disable the feature or check how much data it saved for you.
Opera Mini already offers similar kind of feature and claimed to give up to 50% data compression. If you use low memory Android device, you can consider using Opera Mini. Because Chrome consumes too much RAM in comparison to Opera Mini.