Google Chrome for iPhone and iPad gets updated with Autofill improvements and more

Google has today pushed out a small but useful update to the Chrome browser for iPhone and iPad. On the cards are improvements to Autofill and image search. The full changelog:

  • Fast form completion with Autofill. Tired of filling out web forms with the same information time and time again? The Autofill feature lets you complete forms with just a few clicks. Sign in to sync this data from your computer to your iPhone or iPad and save even more typing.
  • Long press on an image to search for related images
  • Stability / security improvements and bug fixes

While Chrome may still be more limited on iOS than on Android or indeed the desktop, it's still great to see Google bringing as much across from the other platforms as it can. Grab the latest version from the App Store at the link below.

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I find sticking with Safari is good enough. There are so many browsers out there. Simplicity and ease of use is key

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I agree safari is good enough, although I do like the fact that my bookmarks sync across all devices. I know they do on safari as well but my work does not support safari.

I don't understand why you would use chrome over safari. It doesn't offer anything in my opinion that is worth using it over safari for.

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I use it for the syncing. If my job supplied me with an Apple computer that I could sync Bookmarks and data across devices, Safari would be the better alternative. As it is, I am on a PC and Chrome is the best browser out there on Windows. The ability to sync my bookmarks, last loaded pages, searches, etc across my devices make Chrome much better for my use.

I'm a Safari user. It's good enough for me, but having read a few other comments, my question regarding why I would use Chrome was answered and makes sense... Cross platform operability. Cool.
Thank youze. :D

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In addition to synching bookmarks, if you're a heavy Google+ user, Chrome is a must have to quickly post content to your stream and circles.

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If you're using safari on your iPhone but have a windows computer for personal use or work then you need to give Chrome a try. Bookmarks, history, and open tabs on all your devices are synced. Even any add-ons (such as Buffer for example) you add to your Chrome desktop browser gets synced.

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Chrome seemed good for a while but with Safari improvements, Chrome is a thing of the past.
My in-laws still use chrome on the iPad but that is because they have android phones. This would be the only reason I could see using chrome. Safari has a cleaner look and feel, plus it's better to use on an iPhone and/or iPad. Trying to cross Google and Apple services can be, but is not always, messy and confusing.

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Chrome seemed good for a while but with Safari improvements, Chrome is a thing of the past.
My in-laws still use chrome on the iPad but that is because they have android phones. This would be the only reason I could see using chrome. Safari has a cleaner look and feel, plus it's better to use on an iPhone and/or iPad. Trying to cross Google and Apple services can be, but is not always, messy and confusing.

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I'm comfortable with Safari now than Chrome when it comes to mobile browsing. Simple yet efficient. Plus, I frequently use Pocket to save articles.

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Still lacks the ability to go back to where I left off. As in scrolling down the front page of Reddit and find a link, then I open it, click back, and I'm at the top of the page again. Unacceptable. Sure I could open in a new tab, but that's even more a PITA, Google found a way to make it function properly ok desktop and Android, surely they can do the same for iOS.

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i prefer chrome. I like the interface better. but i'm on ios 6 version of safari not the newer version. I liked it when i beta tested ios 7 but honestly i didn't use the browser enough to have much of an opinion about it.

Blame Apple for not allowing you to change your default browser. Chrome is nice, but my only alternative to Safari is Puffin just for the Flash compatibility. All browsers should allow you to upload files like resumes, not just photos... Again, that's Apple's fault for their WebKit implementation on iOS devices.

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When i had Jailbreak on my iPhone 5 i had chrome as my default web browser, but now with iOS 7 i don't have that option. After all i'm actually starting to like safari again and using chrome way less. The same happened to me with google maps & apple maps haha

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I used to use Chrome a lot but on the desktop Safari kills it with performance so sticking with Apple

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Like many others I think I'll just stick with safari. I have chrome on my iPad and iPhone but always found it to be less integrated with the device and a bit buggy. Still one of the better browsers for iOS though.

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