5 new features just made Chrome even better on the iPhone

Google added a few key new features to the latest version of Chrome for iOS and iPadOS. This update mainly focuses on security and convenience, to further improve your browsing experience.

So, if you’re using Chrome on iPhone or iPad, be sure to head over to the App Store and update your app to version 103 to take advantage of the new additions.


Here we will discuss all the new features and quality of life changes that Chrome 103 brings to Apple’s mobile devices.

1. Improved Safe Browsing

You might be familiar with Chrome’s Safe Browsing service that protects you and your device from dangerous sites. With Chrome 103, you get improved Safe Browsing, which also protects you against phishing and malware attacks.

Enhanced Protection was previously limited to desktops and Android devices, but the iOS and iPadOS version of the app has finally caught up in terms of security. The next time you visit a dangerous site, Chrome will proactively notify you to keep you informed.

Additionally, when you enter your login credentials on a website, the app alerts you if your username or password has been leaked in a data breach. You can find this setting by going to Settings > Google Services > Safe Browsing in Chrome.

2. Chrome AutoFill in other apps

Many iPhone and iPad users rely on iCloud Keychain to autofill passwords and login forms in various apps installed on their devices. However, that meant Chrome users were out of luck, as any passwords you saved in Google Chrome were unusable outside the browser.

With Chrome 103 this should no longer be a problem as you can set Chrome as the default autofill provider in iOS or iPadOS. To do this, simply go to Settings > Passwords > Password Options and tap Chrome to select it instead of iCloud Passwords & Keychain.

3. Pick up where you left off and find out

If you use Chrome on your iPhone or iPad, chances are you also use Chrome on your computer. So it’s important for Google to make sure you can switch seamlessly between your devices without hampering your browsing experience, and that’s exactly what this new change appears to do. Chrome 103 makes it easy to return to your recent tab with just one click, right from the home page.

Another addition is a brand new Discover section that helps you find new content to browse, including articles, news, and more. The content you see here is relevant to your search activity, so you can be sure to find something interesting. However, you can always turn it off if you don’t feel like it. In his blog post, Google confirmed that the feature will also be coming to Android very soon.

4. Language translation improvements

Google is also working to make websites available in your local language by changing its translation feature. So, let’s say you live in Spain or France; you will have instant translation options to convert the web pages you visit into Spanish or French.

The search giant claims that Chrome will use on-device machine learning to determine whether the site you visited requires translation or not.

5. Chrome Stocks

Chrome 103 marks the initial rollout of Chrome Actions for iOS and iPadOS devices. This feature made its way to Android devices with Chrome 101 earlier in 2022, but iPhone users no longer need to feel left out.

Instead of fiddling with settings, you can just type phrases for various actions into the address bar and save time. For example, you can type “delete history” in the search box to see the relevant Chrome action and other suggestions.

Google Chrome gets much-needed improvements

The Chrome 103 update shows that Google is listening to the community and delivering the quality of life improvements the browser needs. For example, the ability to autofill apps is a lifesaver for those who don’t use iCloud Keychain.

Google also said in its blog post that it plans to introduce even more features to Chrome in the coming weeks. So it’s safe to assume that exciting times are ahead for iPhone and iPad users who rely on Chrome to browse the web.

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