Google recently rolled out Chrome 103 for Android, iOS, and desktop with a number of improvements, such as faster site load times thanks to better link prefetching, .avif support for Web Share API, and local access to fonts. In addition, the latest version of Chrome on iOS comes with some additional features.
In addition to the improvements mentioned above, Google is finally extending Chrome’s Enhanced Safe Browsing feature to iOS, giving users more proactive and tailored protection against phishing, malware, and other web-based threats. Improved Safe Browsing on iPhone and iPad can predict and warn users if a website is dangerous and send alerts about compromised credentials.
With the latest update to Chrome on iOS, you can also set Google Password Manager as the default Autofill provider on your iPhone. You can then use it to create new passwords and log into any app on your phone. In addition, Google makes it easier for users to discover new content or start a new search in Chrome for iOS. At the moment, the company has not yet shared all the details about this change, but says it will be coming to Android soon.
Chrome 103 for iOS also gets improvements to the website translation feature, which uses on-device machine learning to make websites available in your preferred language. The company is launching an updated language identification model that accurately determines the language of the page you are visiting and whether it needs to be translated or not.
The update also brings Chrome actions to iOS to help users get more things done quickly, right from the address bar. The feature allows you to perform certain actions by simply typing them into the address bar. For example, you can clear browsing data, open an incognito tab, and set Chrome as the default browser.
Finally, Google is introducing changes to Chrome’s three-don menu to make it easy for users to find features. The new menu layout is easy to scan and highlights key options such as history, passwords, and settings. Commonly used options also appear at the top of the menu.
Google plans to bring more innovations to Chrome on iOS in the coming weeks, but so far has not shared any information about the upcoming changes. If you’re using Chrome on your iPhone or iPad, you can download the latest update from the App Store.