Google Chrome is Slow on Windows 11: How to Fix

Is your Google Chrome Sluggish or Lagging in Windows 11? Here are the Best Methods to Fix Slow Google Chrome Browser on Windows 11 Computer.

Have you been experiencing slow performance on the Google Chrome browser after updating your PC to Windows 11.? In this guide, I bring you the troubleshooting methods to fix the issue if Google Chrome is Slow on Windows 11.

While Google Chrome updates itself timely, some users may miss out on the update for their browser. Hence, on an older build, they may face the issue of incompatibility and bugs. If the browser cache is filled with a lot of web pages and other data, over a while it will start to eat up the memory making the browser sluggish.

If you think Google Chrome is slow on windows 11, then it may be due to some extensions that are probably no more compatible with the latest Chrome browser build or they are malicious ones that install automatically.

They keep running in the background consuming the resources of the computer thus slowing down the Google Chrome browser and other apps. Nevertheless, to fix the slow Google Chrome on Windows 11, I have put up some easy fixes that you need to follow. Let us move on to the troubleshooting part. These are quite easy to follow.

Restart your computer

Restarting always fixes up issues if it is happening due to any small glitch. It is a common solution everyone using any gadget carry out at first when any issue happens.

  1. Click the Windows key in the taskbar.
  2. Then on the new screen that shows up at its bottom right corner click on the Power.
  3. Then from the small menu click on Restart.
    restarting Windows 11

You can even close the Chrome browser and then restart your PC.

End High CPU Chrome Processes

When you open and use multiple tabs on the Chrome browser, obviously it will lead to more consumption of CPU. How do you know which process on Google Chrome is consuming more power? You can do that by opening the native task manager of the Google Chrome browser.

  1. While the browser is open, press the keys Shift + Esc to invoke the Chrome Task Manager. Alternatively, click the menu button More. Select More tools → Task Manager.
  2. You will see the list of processes actively running on the Chrome browser.
  3. Check the Memory Footprint and the CPU Usage
  4. Close the processes which display high CPU usage.
  5. Click to highlight the process. Then click on End Process.
    end Google Chrome process with high CPU load

Relaunch Google Chrome

Instead of only closing the Chrome browser you can try to end the task from the Windows task Manager.

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del buttons to invoke the Task Manager.
  2. Click on Task Manager.
  3. Now, click on Processes.
  4. Right-click on Google Chrome and click End Task.
    end google chrome task

Stop Cache Collection

Chrome Collects a small amount of data in the form of cache on every site you visit to keep a record of the site so that the next time you visit the site loads quickly. This small cache continues to collect and takes up a huge amount of memory, causing the browser to slow down heavily.

If you use the browser for general purposes rather than any official work then disabling cache is the best option to speed up the browser.

You can completely stop the cache collection with a simple right check-in developer mode. Just open Developers Mode by clicking More Tools in the Menu Option. Here Click on Network Tab and right Tick Disable Cache.

Disable_Cache_in_Chrome

Clear Google Chrome Cache

Clearing the cache of the Chrome browser will disperse off the junk files thus clearing up a lot of memory.

  1. While the Chrome browser is open press Ctrl + Shift + Delete key combinations or type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in the URL Box.
  2. Clear Browsing Data dialog box will show up.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. By default, cookies and other site data, cached images & files will bear a checkmark. If not, manually select these two options.
  5. There is no need to select the Password/Sign-in Data otherwise the passwords you have saved to Chrome will be removed.
  6. Once done, click on Clear Data.
    Clear Google Chrome Cache

Update Google Chrome

As I said, the Chrome browser updates itself regularly when an update is officially rolled out from Google. Still, you can manually check for updates and in case the Chrome browser has not been updated it will now run the latest build.

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. In the URL bar type Chrome://Settings.
  3. On the left-hand panel, click on About Chrome.
  4. If your PC is connected to the internet, then Chrome will automatically update itself.
    update Chrome browser
  5. After Chrome browser updates, re-launch the browser.

Now, with the latest build Chrome should work smoothly on Windows 11.

De-Activate the Chrome Pre-load Pages

Depending on your browsing activities, Chrome prepares preload pages which you will visit regularly. There is a dedicated option for Preload pages that you have to disable.

  1. Launch the Chrome browser.
  2. Go to Chrome://Settings.
  3. Click on Privacy and Security on the left-hand panel.
  4. Then click to expand Cookies and Other Site Data.
    chrome settings and privacy
  5. Finally, click on the toggle beside the option Preload Pages for Faster Browsing and Searching to disable that.
    disable preload pages for faster browsing in Chrome

Remove Chrome Extensions

There may be Chrome extensions that you do not use, or they run scripts that may lag the page load. These extensions will perform actions on the page that will delay the loading. Also, there may be a few extensions that are sitting idle in the Chrome browser consuming memory. So, you can remove those extensions from the browser.

  1. Open Chrome browser.
  2. Then in the address bar type Chrome://Extensions to view all the extensions installed on Chrome.
  3. Each extension will have an option Remove beside it.
  4. Click on Remove for those extensions which you do not use.
    remove extension fron chrome browser

Removing the unused and outdated extensions will drastically reduce the disk usage load on the browser thus making the Chrome browser work smoothly.

Use an Ad-Blocker Extension

Extensions are great browser enhancers. Ad Blocking extensions are the best tools for the browser if you wish to browse the web without any load of scripts and ad codes. Chrome takes around 10-15 secs to load a complete site without adblockers while an adblocker can bring down the load time to a couple of seconds. The scripts, trackers, and other ad codes also consume considerable memory and CPU as they trigger multiple micro engines in the browser.

Adblocker

You can find a number of ad-block extensions just visit Chrome Web Store to Add Adblocker on Chrome Browser.

So, if Google Chrome is not working on Windows 11 or slowing down, then try these troubleshooting methods to fix the issues.

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