iPad Pro Safari or Chrome on Ipad pro 11?

Safari or Chrome for iPad Pro 11 inch LTE?


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katyoshi

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What do you use and why? I use chrome for my windows PCs and my samsung galaxy S10 plus, and my ipad pro 11 inch LTE version. Safari seems to run faster and I heard it uses less resources, thus prolonging battery life, is this significantly noticeable with "typical" use such as web browsing, youtube premium, google play music, email, texting, etc.?
 

Shirasaki

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I use Safari to maintain tab sync across other devices.
As for the battery saving, it is more of a cumulative effect than something that a user will notice from day to day usage, for example battery degradation speed.
 
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LibbyLA

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Duck Duck Go. It’s not susceptible to those hijack ads for Cox, Apple, and Amazon that Safari is.
 

AutomaticApple

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What do you use and why? I use chrome for my windows PCs and my samsung galaxy S10 plus, and my ipad pro 11 inch LTE version. Safari seems to run faster and I heard it uses less resources, thus prolonging battery life, is this significantly noticeable with "typical" use such as web browsing, youtube premium, google play music, email, texting, etc.?
Safari.
 

sparksd

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Safari. I switched primarily due to Favorites Bookmarks bar on Safari (like Chrome has on Windows) and easier/quicker access to bookmarks.
 

muzzy996

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Safari. I switched primarily due to Favorites Bookmarks bar on Safari (like Chrome has on Windows) and easier/quicker access to bookmarks.

This.

I’m Chrome all the way on my MacBook Pro and Windows machine but Safari on my iPad Pro because I get little functional benefit on the iPad with Chrome. The UI is too simplistic and I get no extension support so there’s no point in using it. I keep Chrome installed on the rare case that I feel like a particular website will work better on it but the majority of the time I’m on Safari.
 
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sparksd

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This.

I’m Chrome all the way on my MacBook Pro and Windows machine but Safari on my iPad Pro because I get little functional benefit on the iPad with Chrome. The UI is too simplistic and I get no extension support so there’s no point in using it. I keep Chrome installed on the rare case that I feel like a particular website will work better on it but the majority of the time I’m on Safari.
"... little functional benefit on the iPad with Chrome." - good way of putting it.
 

xraydoc

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Usually use Safari on my 11” iPP. Chrome occasionally when something doesn’t behave properly in Safari for whatever reason.

On my laptop (Windows), however, I almost always use Chrome. Occasionally will use Microsoft Edge.
 
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Broken Hope

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They all use the same exact rendering engine as browsers aren’t allowed to use their own on iOS.
 

Ambulater

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They all use the same exact rendering engine as browsers aren’t allowed to use their own on iOS.
This. Plus the fact that, as far as I know, third party browsers can’t use Apple’s fast Nitro JavaScript. It appears to me that if you use a third party browser on iOS you’re basically getting a slower version of Safari. Kind of sucks that Apple does this, but that’s where we’re at currently.....unless someone wants to enlighten me on this point......[all ears]
 

sparksd

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This. Plus the fact that, as far as I know, third party browsers can’t use Apple’s fast Nitro JavaScript. It appears to me that if you use a third party browser on iOS you’re basically getting a slower version of Safari. Kind of sucks that Apple does this, but that’s where we’re at currently.....unless someone wants to enlighten me on this point......[all ears]
I haven't seen any slower performance with Chrome vs. Safari on my 10.5" iPP. I just prefer Safari because of the bookmarks functionality I noted above. Similarly with Firefox.