This neat little hack, if you can call it that, comes courtesy of Jon Abrams, who outlined the process for creating a bookmarklet for sending any webpage in iOS to Chrome, on his blog. The process is pretty straightforward. First, open any page in Mobile Safari, and add it to bookmarks.
Name the bookmark something like Open in Chrome (or anything that you’d want to call it – it isn’t specific), and save it.
It may be easier if you visit this page on your iPhone or iPad and copy the snippet rather than typing it in. However, that’s purely up to you. Once the code is entered, hit Done and that’s it.
The next time you’re on a website in Mobile Safari and want to launch it in Google Chrome for iOS, simply hit the bookmarklet, and viola! The webpage will immediately transfer to Chrome.
There really isn’t any complication involved in doing so, and quite frankly, I don’t find much use for it personally. After all, it’s not like you’ve switched your default browser to Chrome. It might be noted, however, that if you’re a jailbroken iPhone or iPad user, you can change your device’s default browser using the Browser Changer tweak from Cydia. For now, Team Pure, this is the best that you have.
Got any more Chrome-related tips you want to share? We’d love to hear from you.