Google has pushed some key new features to Chrome, the latest version of iOS and iPadOS. This update focuses on safety and convenience to further improve your browsing experience.
So if you’re using Chrome on your iPhone or iPad, be sure to go to the App Store and update your app to version 103 to enjoy the new features.
Next, let’s take a look at all the new features and quality of life changes that Chrome 103 brings to Apple’s mobile devices.
1. Enhance safe browsing
You’re probably familiar with the Safe Browsing service in chrome, which protects you and your device from dangerous websites. With Chrome 103, you get enhanced safe browsing services that also protect you from phishing and malware.
Enhanced protection was previously limited to desktop and Android devices, but the iOS and iPadOS versions of the app are finally catching up when it comes to security. Now, when you visit a dangerous website, Chrome will proactively warn you.
In addition, when you enter your login details on a website, the app will alert you if your username or password was compromised due to data breaches. You can find this setting by going to settings > Google Services > Safe Browsing in your Chrome browser.
2. Chrome autofills other apps
Many iPhone and iPad users rely on iCloud keychains to automatically fill in passwords and login forms in the various apps installed on their devices. However, this means that Chrome users are out of luck because all the passwords you save in Google Chrome cannot be used outside of the browser.
With Chrome 103, this should no longer be a problem, as you can set Chrome as your default autofill provider in iOS or iPadOS. To do this, simply head to “Settings” > “Passwords” > “Password Options”, tap on the Chrome browser, and select it instead of iCloud password and keychain.
3. Pick Up Where You Left Off and Discover
If you use Chrome on your iPhone or iPad, you may also use Chrome on your computer. As a result, Google had to make sure you could switch seamlessly between devices without getting in the way of your browsing experience, which seems to be what this new change is trying to do. Chrome 103 makes it easier to click back to your recent tab from the home page.
Another addition is a new “Discover” section to help you find new browsing content, including articles, news, and more. What you see here is related to your search activity, so you can be sure to find something interesting. However, if you don’t like this, you can always turn it off. In its blog post, Google confirmed that the feature will also soon make its way to Android.
4. Language translation improvements
Google is also working to make the site available in the local language by changing its translation features. So let’s say you live in Spain or France; You’ll have instant translation options that convert the web pages you visit into Spanish or French.
The search giant says Chrome will use machine learning on the device to calculate whether the websites you visit need translation.
5. Chrome Actions
Chrome 103 marks chrome actions’ first launch on iOS and iPadOS devices. The feature made its way into Android devices with chrome 101 earlier in 2022, but now, iPhone users no longer need to feel left out in the cold.
You can simply enter phrases for various actions in the address bar instead of fiddling with settings to save time. For example, you can enter “Delete History” in the search bar to see related Chrome Actions and other suggestions.
Google Chrome has gained some much-needed improvements
The Chrome 103 update shows that Google is listening to the community and making the necessary improvements to the browser’s features. For example, the ability to autofill across apps is a lifesaver for those who don’t use iCloud Keychain.
Google also said in its blog post that it plans to introduce more features to the Chrome browser in the coming weeks. Therefore, it can be considered that exciting times are coming for iPhone and iPad users who rely on the Chrome browser to browse the web.