Crashes in Chrome reduced by 70% on iOS

Chrome now faster, more stable on Apple devices thanks to web page renderer switch.

@seanridgeley
Published Wed, Jan 27 2016 5:19 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Good news for iOS-loving Chrome users: a new update brings greatly improved stability and performance to the browser when used on an Apple device thanks to a switch from the UIWebView page renderer to WKWebView. Google's testing shows the change has resulted in 70% less crashing than before.

Crashes in Chrome reduced by 70% on iOS | TweakTown.com

Utilizing WKWebView also means better HTML5 performance, 25% less page reloading when switching to background tabs, and speedier Javascript performance.

NEWS SOURCE:blog.chromium.org

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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