Chrome helps you open webpages faster by predicting where you might go next on the page. The browser preloads the page’s data in the background, so the page can open immediately if you tap its link. Keep in mind this feature may use a large amount of data on your phone, but you can always control when Chrome uses this feature:
From the Chrome app, tap the Menu icon (at the upper-right corner of the screen)> Settings > Bandwidth management.
Tap Preload webpages.
Select an option:
Always: Chrome will preload webpages no matter how you’re connected (e.g., mobile data, Wi-Fi, etc.).
Only on Wi-Fi: Chrome will preload webpages only if you’re not using mobile data.
Never: Chrome won’t preload webpages.
From the Chrome app, tap the Menu icon (at the upper-right corner of the screen) > Settings > Bandwidth management.
Tap Reduce data usage.
Tap the Switch icon (in the upper-right corner of the screen) to toggle it On or Off. On compresses pages you visit before downloading them and enables Chrome’s Safe Browsing system to protect you from phishing, malware, and harmful downloads.
SSL and Incognito pages will not be compressed before downloading. This feature may interfere with access to premium data services provided by your carrier.