Modified 22 June 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg


The Data Saver built into Chrome lets you conserve your data quota on Android, computers and Chromebooks.

When you enable the Data Saver, Google's servers reduce the amount of data downloaded to serve you a webpage. This allows Google to strip out non-essential data and enable Data Saver.

Android device

  • Open the Chrome app Chrome logo.
  • Touch the Chrome Menu > Settings.
  • Under "Advanced," touch Data Saver.
  • Slide the switch ON.
  • You can switch this off at any time.

Computers and Chromebooks

Use the Data Saver extension (requires Chrome version 48 or higher)

  • Install the Data Saver extension from the Chrome Web Store.
  • Data Saver should be turned on by default. If it's not, click Turn On Data Saver.

Turn off Data Saver:

  • Open Chrome.
  • In the top right, click Data Saver Data Saver icon.
  • Click Turn Off Data Saver.


Data Saver will not reduce the amount of data downloaded for secure (https://) or incognito pages.

When Data Saver is enabled:

  • Location services may be disabled on some websites
  • Some images might look slightly degraded
  • Your company’s internal sites (intranet) might not load
  • You might have trouble logging in to your mobile phone provider's website