With the Google Chrome app available for iOS, you might wonder whether you can get chrome extensions on your iPhone or iPad.
Chrome extensions are a great way to add more functionality to the Google Chrome app and enhance your browsing experience. The Chrome web store contains hundreds of thousands of extensions, each one offering something useful.
But can you get them on your iPhone? Well, let’s take a look!
Can You Get Chrome Extensions On iPhone?
Unfortunately, you cannot get Chrome extensions on your iPhone.
As of now, Chrome extensions are not available on Android devices, let alone iOS devices. But, in the future, this may change as Google continues to push more and more into mobile platforms.
With iOS 15, Apple introduced Safari extensions to add more functionality and features to the Safari browser for iPhone. So, it's inevitable that Google will follow suit with its own extension support on mobile devices (both Android and iOS).
In summary, Chrome extensions will come to iPhones sooner or later, but right now, you won't be able to get Chrome extensions on iOS devices. However, there is a workaround to get Chrome extensions on your iPhone. Keep reading to find out!
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How To Use Chrome Extensions On iPhone
You can use Chrome extensions on iPhone via the Chrome Remote Desktop app for iPhone and iPad. For the uninitiated, it is an app that allows you to securely access your computer from your iOS device.
With the Chrome Remote Desktop app, access the Google Chrome application to use all of the Chrome extensions installed on your browser. You can set up remote access to your PC by following the steps below.
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- In the address bar, enter remotedesktop.google.com/access.
- Under Set up Remote Access, click Download.
- Follow the instructions to set up your computer for remote access
- On your iOS device, open the app, sign in with a Google account, and tap on the computer you wish to connect to.
It's not exactly what you wished for, but it does give you access to Chrome extensions from your iPhone even though the experience isn't ideal. It's better than nothing though.
Alternatively, if you are keen on using extensions on your iPhone, you can use the native browser (Safari) which allows installing extensions to customize the way your browser works. Although the extension library isn't large, Apple Store has most of the important ones. Give it a try!
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