Google Chrome

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

Browse fast with Chrome, now available on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer, and bring it with you anywhere you go.

Search fast

  • Search and navigate fast, directly from the same box. Choose from results that appear as you type.

Simple, intuitive experience

  • Open and quickly switch between an unlimited number of tabs. On your iPhone and iPod touch, flip through tabs the way you would fan a deck of cards. On iPad, swipe from edge to edge to switch tabs.

Sign in

  • Sign in to Chrome to sync your open tabs, bookmarks, passwords, and omnibox data from your computer to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Pick up right where you left off.
  • Send pages from Chrome on your computer to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with one click and read them on the go, even if you’re offline.


  • Open a tab in Incognito* to browse without saving your history. To learn more, please visit:



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Appears to be very accessible and easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.


3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by kevinchao89 1 year 6 months ago



Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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This is very much a surprise. Chrome is now pretty much accessible! The Tabs now work very well!

Now when you enter the Tab page. You will now see a Card Close button follow by the page that is open for that Card. Just double tap on the Card Close and it is now closed.

The only minor issue is that on the main page just left of the Tab button is Settings. This is really not the Settings button. Just re-label this as Menu. Once you have done that. If you go in to the Menu. At this point you will see the Settings with in this Menu. Plus, along many other features.

What's New in Version 26.0.1410.50

Fullscreen for iPhone and iPod touch
• Scroll the toolbar off the screen to enjoy the full page of content.
• Quickly re-access the omnibox by scrolling back down.

• Print web pages with Google Cloud Print or AirPrint.
• Save any page as a PDF to Google Drive

Stability / security improvements and bug fixes

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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What's New in Version 28.0.1500.12

• Interoperability with other Google Apps
◦ Option to open links for YouTube, Maps, G+ and Drive in the app instead of the browser.
• Enhancements to voice search
◦ Text-to-speech for all variations of English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese, and Korean.
◦ Toolbar controls are always available when using voice search
• Fullscreen on iPad
• Data cost savings
◦ Reduce data usage and speed up page load times.  View data savings in Bandwidth Management settings.  This feature is being rolled out and will be available to all users over time. 
• Access to browser history
• Stability / security improvements and bug fixes


Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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What's New in Version 28.0.1500.16

• Fixes embedded video playback in iOS 5.1
• Stability / security improvements and bug fixes

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, January 27, 2014

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What's New in Version 32.0.1700.20 Translate - When you come across a page written in a language that you don’t understand, just look for the translation bar. One tap and the page is quickly translated for you. Reduce Data Usage - Reduce your data usage by up to 50%. Enable this feature and view your savings: Settings > Bandwidth > Reduce Data Usage. New Tab Page update to make searching faster and easier - This feature is being rolled out and will be available to all users over time, beginning on iPhone Stability / security improvements and bug fixes

Something went wrong when I attempted to install this browser, don't know exactly what but I'm still new at this whole Mac thing. However, a tutor was able to get it installed for me just this evening. I like it thus far, although that Voiceover bug found in Safari seems to be present in the current version of Chrome as well. But it's only been a minor inconvenience for me. I am planning to check out the other features of Google Chrome in the coming days.

Submitted by Anna Beige on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What's New in Version 40.0.2214.61
• New look with Material Design bringing bold graphics, fluid motion, and tactile surfaces
• iOS 8 optimizations and support for bigger phones
• Support handoff from Chrome to your default browser on OS X
• Stability improvements and bug fixes

As far as I can tell from re-opening the app after updating, at least from a VoiceOver user's perspective, nothing has really changed. The settings button is still the menu button, but that takes a few seconds to re-label.

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Can you play videos like IE? Does it has some type of flash player?

Submitted by Angelo on Sunday, January 31, 2016

After doing a google search with Crome, every swipe causes the focus to land in the search field. Do not update to the January 27 version.
The Google browser for iOS is a much better option and has a cleaner Web Interface for voice over users.

Submitted by Raul on Monday, February 1, 2016

Actually it happens on every page you browse with Chrome. Every time you flick the focus jumps to a form and VO says "Previous Field".

No idea what happened but now Chrome is unusable with VO. Totally accessible yes but unusable.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Thank you Google for fixing the VoiceOver issue!

What's New in Version 48.0.2564.104

This update addresses issues that were introduced in our previous release:
• Fixes some scroll position issues when opening links
• Fixes in-page anchor links not navigating
• Fixes VoiceOver not working correctly
• Fixes external apps launching unexpectedly when typing in the Omnibox
• Restores support for NTLM authentication

This version uses WKWebView, the latest rendering engine from Apple, which should be faster and more stable. The crash rate was reduced by 70% and Javascript
execution is now dramatically faster!

This release also includes:
• Redesigned icons on the New Tab page: easier access to more of your frequently-visited sites
• Spotlight integration: Drag down or right from the Home screen and search for your Chrome bookmarks