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Apple’s Safari browser comes pre-installed on iPhones and iPads, but there are users who prefer a different browser, and Chrome is one of their preferences, which they can download from the App Store. But which browser is better for Apple’s devices? Let’s see the differences and similarities between Safari and Chrome.


There is a tie between the two browsers, as Google has used the same engine that powers Safari, so there’s only a small speed difference between the two browsers. Chrome crashes more rarely and it doesn’t drain battery fast.


We have another tie, because both browsers offer many options and private browsing modes. Users agree that tabbed browsing with Safari looks better compared to Chrome, but they have similar functionality. Safari on iOS behaves like the version for desktop, and the scrolling feels fluid. Safari has Reading List, while Chrome fans can take advantage of Google’s Now assistant to give voice commands.

Compatibility with Other Devices

Both browsers allow users to sync data to the cloud and to browse the web from other devices, to save usernames, bookmarks, passwords across them. Chrome has another advantage: users who own a PC, or an Android tablet, they are able to sync data and browsing history across these devices and an iPhone or iPhone, while with Safari it’s possible only between Apple products.

Ease of Use

Safari seems easier to use and iOS apps will choose it to open links. But not all apps will prefer Safari, as Google’s YouTube app will open Chrome if the user changes the app’s settings. But most apps will work better with Safari.


iOS opt for Safari if they are familiar with Apple’s ecosystem, and if they own a Mac at work, or a MacBook at home and they need to sync data across them. However, Google fans who use a Windows PC or Android tablet will choose Chrome because of it’s compatible with devices running other operating systems.