When you typing www.facebook.com on the address bar of Google Chrome and before you press the Enter button, the page actually has been loaded in the background. Did you notice that? It’s one of several features that intended to load pages more quickly. The name is a Page Prediction, despite its usefulness, it ate internet data plan, even the site that you actually won’t visit.
The Page Prediction might be great for general purposes, but in a few conditions, people just hate this capability.
For example when you typing “www.google.com” but then continue to “www.google.com/maps” the Chrome has been load the www.google.com page although you actually wanted to go to the www.google.com/maps.
The solution? You might be interested to disable Page Prediction on Google Chrome PC and Android.
How to Disable Page Prediction on Google Chrome PC
A short guide to disable Page Prediction on Google Chrome PC:
- Open the Google Chrome, click the three-vertical dots, and select Settings
- Scroll down the page, click Advanced
- Disable the Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly
A complete guide to disable Page Prediction on Google Chrome PC:
Open Google Chrome browser, click the three-vertical dots icon and then click Settings.
Scroll down until reach the bottom section, click Advanced.
On the Privacy and security section, disable the Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly.
How to Disable Page Prediction on Google Chrome Android
A short guide to disable Page Prediction on Google Chrome Android:
- Open Google Chrome on Android, tap three-vertical dots, and select Settings
- Tap privacy menu
- Remove the checklist of Use page predictions option
A complete guide to disable Page Prediction on Google Chrome Android:
Open the Google Chrome on your mobile Android device, tap three-vertical dots, and select Settings.
On the Advanced section, tap the Privacy menu.
Disable the Use page predictions option.
The pros and cons of Page Predictions
There’s no doubt that Page Predictions brings page more quickly. But the predictions sometimes missed the expectation. As I mentioned before, it loads any URL that being typed on the address bar. When you type “www.facebook.com” then change onto “www.twitter.com”, the Chrome has been requested for both pages despite you eventually only visit one of them.
If you using a nearly unlimited data plan, the Page Predictions might be better to remain activated. But for a user that have an intention to save more bandwidth, it seems to be wise to disable it.