Is Chrome on iPad Pro laggy?

mclld

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i have been using an iPad Pro 9.7 and it is very laggy when doing almost everything in Chrome, is this common?
 

Channan

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Chrome on iOS almost feels too smooth for me. That sounds weird and it's hard to explain, but I just prefer how Safari scrolls.
 

mclld

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I never use Safari but I tried it and it was way better
 

beernut

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on iphone & ipad, i had avoided chrome initially because safari was buttery smooth compared to chrome (i think i got on iOS around iOS 5).

then somewhere around late iOS 8 / early iOS 9, safari started having issues with loading pages during scrolling (you know, that issue with blank white space while scrolling down a page and takes a second before it loads that content). so at that point I gave chrome another shot and turns out they had worked on a lot of the issues and was a lot smoother. And on the ipad pro, it FLIES.

now on iOS 10, looks like they fixed the safari scrolling issue so i use chrome / safari about 50-50

(btw, if chrome still appears laggy for you, try clearing its cache every once in awhile. it can get a bit...bloated)
 

mclld

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on iphone & ipad, i had avoided chrome initially because safari was buttery smooth compared to chrome (i think i got on iOS around iOS 5).

then somewhere around late iOS 8 / early iOS 9, safari started having issues with loading pages during scrolling (you know, that issue with blank white space while scrolling down a page and takes a second before it loads that content). so at that point I gave chrome another shot and turns out they had worked on a lot of the issues and was a lot smoother. And on the ipad pro, it FLIES.

now on iOS 10, looks like they fixed the safari scrolling issue so i use chrome / safari about 50-50

(btw, if chrome still appears laggy for you, try clearing its cache every once in awhile. it can get a bit...bloated)
It was laggy from the first day of install
 

bensisko

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I don;t know about laggy, but Chrome is noticeably slower on any iPad I have (12.9 Pro, 9.7 Pro, and mini 4). I find Chrome on the desktop to be great, but lags behind Safari on the iPad.
 

Marshall73

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I don't use chrome but I loaded it on my iPad Pro 12.9. Didn't seem laggy, not as fast as safari scrolling through macrumours forums but not jerky or anything. Removed it now though.