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  • Chrome for iOS Updated with a Slew of Features


    Shortly after an update to Chrome for Android last week, Google ended up recently updating Chrome for iOS for the first time since December. The Android version of the app included several features such as improved scrolling performance, increased responsiveness for pinch zooming on pages and faster interactive pages with the iOS app receiving an update with the ability to long-press on the back button to quickly access any page in the tab history.

    Google Chrome (iTunes Download Link)

    The newest version of the free mobile browser allows iOS users to share a web page via Messages and also includes several stability enhancements as well as unspecified security improvements and bug fixes. Another notable feature that was included by Google includes the ability for iOS users to see their search term in the omnibox instead of the long search URL. According to Google:

    This will help you refine search queries and view more content on the results page. This feature will roll out in the coming weeks, so you may not see it right away after upgrading.
    Those of you who want more details on the update can hit the source link below.

    Source: Google (blog)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Chrome for iOS Updated with a Slew of Features started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 60 Comments
    1. Bloodyrek's Avatar
      Bloodyrek -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      Fix here
      Does your repo fix changes “reporting_enabled” = false to “reporting_enabled” = true or Is it a separate fix that prevents Google Chrome from crashing?
    1. coolemt's Avatar
      coolemt -
      No issues here
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      Does anyone know why visited links do not turn purple on Chrome?
    1. onski's Avatar
      onski -
      Crashed in my i5. Delete the app and a fresh install fixed the problem..
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by onski View Post
      Crashed in my i5. Delete the app and a fresh install fixed the problem..
      You probably agreed to send anonymous usage data when you reinstalled.
    1. Browning151's Avatar
      Browning151 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hedrush View Post
      If you add the following repo to cydia you will find a crash fix.

      HASHBANG Productions
      This worked for me.
    1. radioBirdman's Avatar
      radioBirdman -
      The following worked for me:
      1. Updated Chrome via AppStore.app before I read about the problem - bad.
      2. Removed Chrome. Reinstalled the same way, trying to check the 'send usage' box - still bad.
      3. Removed Chrome. Reinstalled via PC (previous version) - good, but out of date.
      4. Went into the app settings and turned on 'send usage' (only over wifi) - rather not, but ok.
      5. Updated via AppStore.app - all good

      Google already knows everything anyway so they might as well get my usage data as well :/
    1. Murphdog's Avatar
      Murphdog -
      Mine crashed as well so I followed the suggestion of uninstalling it. I rebooted the iphone (5). Re-installed it, and after a second or so, when it was on the Terms and Agreements page, it crashed. I then tried opening Chrome up again, I had enough time to Agree and continue, and it has worked fine since. Has not crashed any longer.
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      I updated and it crashes on iphone 5. Reinstalled many times ,still does the same thing.
      Edit : works now after checking the send anonymous data
    1. pluto459's Avatar
      pluto459 -
      i wish google reads this thread lol

      heck wish i read before updating my ipad
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tom Morash View Post
      Didn't work for me. Still crashes instantly. I've removed CDM and Browser chooser and uninstalled and reinstalled 5 times. Frustrating. Hopefully all the negative attention this is getting will lead google to release a fix.



      There's no way for this to work. Mine crashes almost instantly. There's no time to sneeze, let alone change settings.
      there are two ways to do it did you try both?

      I recommend this though

      Quote Originally Posted by Hedrush View Post
      If you add the following repo to cydia you will find a crash fix.

      HASHBANG Productions

      Quote Originally Posted by Bloodyrek View Post
      Does your repo fix changes “reporting_enabled” = false to “reporting_enabled” = true or Is it a separate fix that prevents Google Chrome from crashing?
      it's kind of the same thing just doing it by quickly navigating to the settings toggle, or reinstalling and setting it via the app

      again I recommend Hedrush's solution over the one I posted, I should have read the thread through!
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by b1997469 View Post
      Go have a read of the reviews. The latest features are crashes and bugs and it no longer works.

      DO NOT UPDATE as if you do you will no longer be able to use it. Out of the 20 or so reviews i think 1 person has it working.
      Make that 2. I haven't had a problem with it on any of the normal sites I frequent.
    1. lildimsum7's Avatar
      lildimsum7 -
      I got it working by doing what everyone else has done. Does anyone else use Nitrous? The latest update is way less buggy now, so surfing is on par with Safari.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tperry View Post
      Make that 2. I haven't had a problem with it on any of the normal sites I frequent.
      You probably have the send usage data turned on. It works fine if it is, however, many people don't care to share that data and if that option is turned off then it crashes. It has nothing to do with going to specific websites because font even have a chance to do anything when the browser crashes within 5 seconds of launching it.
    1. b1997469's Avatar
      b1997469 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tperry View Post
      Make that 2. I haven't had a problem with it on any of the normal sites I frequent.
      Go have a look at the App Store reviews. Last time i looked there were 200 1 star reviews and most are from this last update. That was 2 days ago so im guessing there are heaps more now.
    1. froboy30's Avatar
      froboy30 -
      Got it working by uninstalling and reinstalling then accepting Google's sharing agreement. Without accepting that, it would crash on me.

      ...They really want us to share with them.

      EDIT:
      After accepting the agreement to get the app to remain crash-free, I was able to then go to the settings and disable it and the app kept working.

      Moral; do a fresh install, accept sharing agreement, then disable it in the settings.
      (sorry if this was figured out already, I didn't go through all the comments once I got it working. lol)
    1. mrwilly's Avatar
      mrwilly -
      Quote Originally Posted by froboy30 View Post
      Got it working by uninstalling and reinstalling then accepting Google's sharing agreement. Without accepting that, it would crash on me.

      ...They really want us to share with them.

      EDIT:
      After accepting the agreement to get the app to remain crash-free, I was able to then go to the settings and disable it and the app kept working.

      Moral; do a fresh install, accept sharing agreement, then disable it in the settings.
      (sorry if this was figured out already, I didn't go through all the comments once I got it working. lol)
      With the sharing disabled, force close the app and then re-open it.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrwilly View Post
      With the sharing disabled, force close the app and then re-open it.
      It'll start crashing again.
    1. drunknjedimastr's Avatar
      drunknjedimastr -
      Chrome crashes and turns my iPad into Safe mode! **iOS 6.1 jailbroken**
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by drunknjedimastr View Post
      Chrome crashes and turns my iPad into Safe mode! **iOS 6.1 jailbroken**
      Install a fix from Cydia or allow google to get your anonymous usage data.