Google Brings Chrome to App Store for iPhone & iPad

Google brought its Chrome browser to Apple’s App Store on Thursday. The company is pitching its as a fast browsing alternative for iPhone and iPad that allows users to sync their “personalized Chrome experience” across all of their devices. The browser also features Incognito mode that allows user to browse without saving their history for that session.

Chrome for iPad

Google Chrome for iPad

The version number for the release is 19.0.1084.60, meaning that Google is numbers its iOS releases in parallel to releases for other platforms, including Mac, Widows, and Android. The current version for OS X is 20.0.1132.43.

Google’s release notes for Chrome for iOS:


  • 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.

Chrome is a free download, and Google made the app a hybrid app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.