Some iPhone owners who have jailbroken their devices and recently updated Google Chrome to version 25.0.1364.86 are experiencing crashes after opening the app. Google has acknowledged the problem and has a fix in the works. In the meantime, you can prevent Chrome from crashing by following these steps:
1. Uninstall the Google Chrome app.
2. Open the App Store and reinstall the Google Chrome app.
3. Open Google Chrome and when asked quickly choose to send usage statistics to Google. Press the Accept and Continue button.
Google Chrome joins Google Maps in getting an update on the iOS App Store this week. The latest Chrome browser adds a feature already familiar to Safari users. Holding the back browsing button will bring up a menu of recently visited web pages.
The back button function is a shortcut to accessing the history right from the main browsing window that can save time. With this update to Chrome 25 for iPhone and iPad, Google has also made it possible to share a web page using Messages.
I've recently noticed that my iPhone is starting to look like a Google billboard, and I'm starting to wonder if other iPhone owners are feeling the same way.
YouTube beat out Instagram as the most downloaded free app of the year, and Google Maps shot to the top of the charts after being downloaded over 10 million times in less than two days. Granted, YouTube and Google Maps were already popular apps people were used to using, and iPhone owners just wanted them back after Apple removed them with iOS 6. But if you're like me, and have traded in Siri for Google Search, and Safari for Google Chrome, you might feel like you're betraying Apple a little.
Then there are Gmail users and the social networking addicts who use Google+ along with Facebook and Twitter, and now Google is taking over our iPhone cameras with YouTube Capture. At this rate iPhone users are going to find themselves with more Google apps on their devices than stock Apple apps, or any other third party apps.
If you prefer Google Chrome (or any other browser) over Safari but use Safari because it's faster, I have the perfect jailbreak tweak for you. iPhone users can now give Chrome and other third party apps a speed boost with a new jailbreak tweak called Nitrous.
To clear your Google Chrome browsing history go to Menu > Settings > Privacy. You can choose from four options: Clear Browsing History, Clear Cache, Clear Cookies, Clear Saved Passwords, or you can just clear everything by choosing "Clear All".
Jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich has released a new tweak called BrowserChooser in response to Google's popular iOS Chrome browser app being released yesterday. Petrich tweeted: “BrowserChooser is up on rpetri.ch/repo. Loving Chrome for iOS so much that it had to be built.”
The tweak allows you to change your default browser to Google Chrome, Opera Mini, iCab Mobile, Dolphin Browser, Atomic Browser or Safari. You can toggle between all your available browsers in the Settings menu. Petrich's tweak arrived around the same time Chrome became the most downloaded free app in the App Store.
A new web browsing option for iPhone and iPad users is now available thanks to Google. The Chrome web browser requires iOS 4.3 or later and provides a bevy of features to enhance web browsing on iOS mobile devices. One of the key highlights is the ability to sync your browsing between these devices and your desktop computer.
All of your omnibox data, tabs, bookmarks and passwords are synced when logged into your Google Chrome account. You can even send pages to your iOS device from a computer to read later offline. Much like the desktop version, Chrome for iOS also has a private browsing mode.
Google wants to keep 100% of its mobile search revenue, and plans to do so by releasing Google Chrome for iOS devices before the end of the year, according to Macquarie analyst Ben Schacter.
Schacter writes: "Apple may already be reviewing Google’s submitted code for a Chrome browser for iOS."
It's unknown whether Apple will approve or reject the Chrome browser, but Schacter claims we can expect it sometime this year.
"Schacter says we can expect a Chrome browser for iOS as soon as Q2, but if not this quarter, then definitely this year."
According to Business Insider, Google must share an estimated 50%-60% of its search revenue with Apple. If Google cuts out Apple's Safari browser they will then get to keep 100% of their revenue.