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Apr 12, 2001

Google today announced several updates that are coming to the Chrome browser on iPhone and iPad, including Enhanced Safe Browsing, a feature that is designed to provide users with better protection against phishing, malware, and other web-based threats.


If turned on, the Enhanced Safe Browsing feature will warn users proactively if web pages are dangerous, with the setting using Google's Safe Browsing function. Chrome will also warn if a username and login typed into the browser have been compromised in a third-party data breach.

Enhanced Safe Browsing has been available on the desktop and on Android for some time now, but it is also set to expand to iOS with the next Chrome update.

Along with Enhanced Safe Browsing, Chrome will also be able to be set as the Autofill provider, filling in logins and passwords on the iPhone and iPad in addition to the desktop.

An interface tweak will allow users to discover new content or start a fresh search in Chrome when the app hasn't been used in a while. Recent tabs will still be available, but Google wants to make it easier for users to browse content or get back to frequently visited sites more quickly.

Chrome Actions on iOS will let iPhone and iPad users type an action into the address bar to do things like clear browsing data, open an incognito tab, or set Chrome as the default browser, plus on-device machine learning is now available to translate websites faster into your language.

Google says that these features are coming in the next release, and that "even more innovation" is on the way for the iOS Chrome app. The Chrome app for iPhone and iPad can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Chrome for iOS Gains Enhanced Safe Browsing to Protect Users From Malicious Websites


macrumors member
Feb 20, 2021
That's cool, this feature has saved my butt a few times on my PC, I like how they're not forgetting about iOS despite owning Android.
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Jun 15, 2010
Of course not - if you focus on the text of the article, you’re missing out on all those great ads that Google gets paid for. I don’t expect they’ll ever add that.

they've had it in experimental mode in desktop.

i'm no idiot - i understand they want us to see ads but all the other desktop and mobile browsers have it, and im finding the mobile web in particular unreadable in most cases. perhaps there's a way to have a clean reader view but still have ads above and below the text.


May 15, 2022
Of course not - if you focus on the text of the article, you’re missing out on all those great ads that Google gets paid for. I don’t expect they’ll ever add that.
And Google still doesn't have ad blocking like every other iOS browser. I don't understand why anyone would want to a use a browser in which they literally don't have the option to block ads on their phone.


May 15, 2022
This is a false equivalency. Like comparing a ww1 bi-plane to F22. Apple doesn't want your data. Google probably couldn't survive without it.
Data is Google's business model. Data is used by Apple to improve their services, not to sell your information off to third parties. Your data is the product with Google. People making these comparisons are being ridiculous.
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