A common complaint about most internet users is slow to download speeds. With
the rise of faster networks, faster computers, and faster internet
connections, it might not seem like speed is an issue. But many people are
still plagued by sluggish downloads.
This article will teach you how to speed up downloads on google chrome using
two different methods that can be done with or without a VPN.
These are various things you can do to speed up downloads in Google Chrome but
we will discuss the following methods in this blog post
- Update Browser
- Clear cache
- Parallel downloading option
- Close background tabs
- Using Download Manager
Update Your Chrome Browser
This might sound weird to you but yeah this is the first method. This may
not help up to speed up your downloads speed on chrome, but there is a chance it
Generally after updating software bugs and errors are fixed. If it’s a bug
that is hindering your downloads speed in
then after the update it will return to normalcy.
Here clearing cache I do not mean only with history. If you want to speed up
downloads in chrome then you must clear cache including your pc (apart from
the browser) before downloading. How to do it? You can follow below simple
steps to do it-
- Open Menu and go to History (Ctrl+H)
- Click on clear browsing data
- Check all and select time range to “All time”
- Hit “Clear data”
In Windows (Pc)
Your windows system (windows 8.1 onwards) creates a cache file and keeps it to
improve your experience. It is a set of files that windows take help from when
you repeat the same actions.
Clearing this may not be as helpful as clear history from chrome. But it would
be recommended to perform this on your pc if you have never done it. How to
clear it in order to speed up your downloads in google chrome.
Either you can do it with simple commands or download third-party software.
Using a third-party software like
would be better because it will clean your registry too.
- Open Run (Win+R)
- Type “Prefetch”
- Select all and delete
Again open Run and type “%temp%” > Select all > Delete
- Download and install cCleaner
- Open it from Desktop
- Click “Analyze”
- Click “Run cleaner”
Closing Background Tabs
When you are downloading something then you need a focused internet. I mean
internet data should not get divided up between different tasks like surfing
and downloading at the same time. It affects your download speed.
If you don’t have to download large files then you can skip it. But it will be
helpful if you do so. Doing this will save your time and all your internet
bandwidth will be used to download.
Using Google DNS
If you did not notice a significant speedup of downloads in chrome from the
above methods. Then you can try this.
Google public DNS service has been created to help speed up internet access.
Essentially, what it does is bypass your ISP DNS servers and connect you to
its DNS servers instead. In summary, it speeds up your browsing as it gives
you fast DNS queries as compared to DNS servers from your isp.
How to do it?
- Go to control panel
Select “Network and Internet” >Network and Sharing Center
- Click on your Network Name
- Select Properties
- Double click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”
- Click on “Use following DNS server address”
Input 22.214.171.124 and
This will improve your download speed in google chrome. You can try
other DNS servers.
Cloudflare DNS – 126.96.36.199 | 188.8.131.52
OpenDNS Home – 184.108.40.206 | 220.127.116.11
Quad9 – 18.104.22.168 | 22.214.171.124
Parallel Downloading Option
If you did not notice a great change in the download speed with chrome then
you can enable this. So what is parallel downloading? It simply means your
file will be downloaded in parts parallelly. Thus this reduces time and on
completion, you get your file.
To enable it follow the steps-
1. Launch Google Chrome on your computer.
2. In Google Chrometype “chrome://flags” in the
address bar and then hit Enter.
3. With the search box find “parallel downloading“.
4. From the Parallel downloading option click on the drop-down and
5. Restart your chrome browser to speed up your download
Using Download Manager
A browser has its own limit if you want to enhance your downloading speed in
chrome. Then you should install a third-party extension or software.
You can install an extension named
Turbo Download Manager. You can use it when downloading something.
There are various software programs to further speed up your chrome
downloading. This software has multi-threads of downloading. They offer much
faster download speeds when compared with all other above tweaks we have done.
I can recommend you following
You can try out the last one. It only requires installation and browser
integration. Once you have completed these, you can enjoy faster downloads
along with your chrome browser.
What is the Best Way to Speed Up Downloads on Google Chrome?
We learnt many methods above but did not consider any hardware aspect.
Hardware matters too in your internet experience.
You might have noticed that your internet is much faster when connected to the
ethernet cable rather than the WiFi. The reason behind this is that Ethernet
has lower latency as compared to wifi which transfers data comparatively slow.
The best way to speed up downloads on a PC is by using an Ethernet cable or
upgrading the Wi-Fi adapter. You could also try using a powerline Ethernet
adapter which will create a network connection in your home without requiring
you to run networking cables through walls and floors.
We’ve managed to teach you the one secret technique to getting better speeds
with your internet connection. There are many ways to speed up your downloads
on google chrome. The above methods are quick and easy ways to boost your
The first method is the most direct and easy way to increase speeds. It works
with an existing network of connections.
With this method, the Internet speed is boosted by using inbuilt chrome
settings. This is the exact same method download managers use. This method
isn’t supported by many browsers, but if you have one, it’s certainly worth
giving it a try.
Now that you know how to speed up downloads in chrome on your internet
connection, you’ll want to check out our other speed optimization articles.
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