Is Chrome on iPad Pro laggy?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mclld, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. mclld macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    i have been using an iPad Pro 9.7 and it is very laggy when doing almost everything in Chrome, is this common?
  2. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    i prefer safari, but find chrome, on my 12.9 a lot smoother
  3. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    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.
  4. mclld thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    I never use Safari but I tried it and it was way better
  5. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    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)
  6. pat500000, Oct 20, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2016

    pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    Really? I don't use chrome...maybe i'll try it.
  7. mclld thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
    It was laggy from the first day of install
  8. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    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.
  9. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Which web site are you visiting that is laggy?
  10. mclld thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 6, 2012
  11. Marshall73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2015
    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.

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