Comprehensive guide on how to download and install Google Chrome, one of the most used web browsers, on Mac, PC and smartphones. Find out how to do it in this article!
Google Chrome is undoubtedly one of the most used browsers in the world. It is among the most appreciated ones, thanks to its speed but above all to the almost infinite customization possibilities. This is guaranteed by the vast number of extensions available to users. In addition, it has an incredibly intuitive interface, which makes it easy to use for any type of user, from the most experienced to the inexperienced.
It is obviously compatible with smartphones and tablets, on which you can access your data without any limitation. By creating a Google account you can find your history and favorite links always synchronized. Here is a useful guide for novice users on how to download Chrome to all devices. It's good to know that Google Chrome is completely free. Downloading the browser to your PC is quite simple, whether it has Windows as its operating system, iOS or Linux.
Downloading Google Chrome on Windows
The first step to take on a Windows PC is to open the browser already present on the computer. This is Microsoft Edge, which is preinstalled. Once on the home page, you'll type "Download Chrome" in the search bar. You'll be redirected to a specific page of the Google browser. Clicking on the first link will take you to a page with a button labeled "Download Chrome" in the middle.
You will see a box where you have to click on the "Accept and install" button. The file named "ChromeSetup.exe" will be downloaded, which you have to open and run to start the installation of the browser. Once the process is complete, you'll have full access to the selected browser, which can be set as your default.
Download Google Chrome on Mac
To download Chrome on an Apple computer with a macOS operating system, you must open the pre-installed browser, Safari. After that, you'll have to go to the official Google Chrome page, so you can locate the "Accept and install" button. The "googlechrome.dmg" package will open. A window will appear on the display, in which you'll have to drag the Chrome icon to the Applications folder of macOS.
The installation process will be quickly done. Then you can go to the "Applications" folder on your Mac, locate the browser icon, click "Open" and finally arrive at Chrome's home page. You'll be able to choose whether to make Chrome the default search engine or leave the default settings intact, which favor Safari. All this can be done with a simple tick in the window that appears when you log in for the first time.
Download Google Chrome on Linux
You can also download and install Chrome on a computer with a Linux operating system (specifically Ubuntu). The first thing to do, even in this case, is to open the preinstalled browser, going to the Google Chrome home page. You can then click on the "Download Chrome" button, making sure to select the exact package for your operating system. Then click on "Accept and install" (bottom button) to complete the process on the browser.
A window will open on your desktop. Locate the "Open with" item and make sure that the "Install software" option is selected next to it. If it is not selected, do it and click on the "OK" button. A new window will open, in which you'll have to click on the "Install" button, then type in your Ubuntu account password and select "Authenticate".
To start Chrome, now installed, just click on "Show applications" on the sidebar, selecting the browser icon. Also in this case, the first time you start it will be very easy to indicate Chrome as the default engine, by selecting the appropriate box in the window that appears.
Download Chrome on Android and iOS
It is obviously possible to download Google Chrome also on smartphones, both for Android and iOS. Most Android devices already have the Google Chrome icon on their homescreen. If this is not the case, you can locate the relevant app on the Play Store, the Android app marketplace. Once opened, you can type "Chrome" in the search bar, select the first result and click "Install". In short, the app will be available on the homescreen.
Very similar is the procedure for iOS. Apple devices don't present the Chrome browser at first startup. Therefore, the download will still be necessary. In this case, however, it will be necessary to go to the App Store, the application market for iPhone and iPad. Once you type "Chrome" in the search bar, all you have to do is click on "Install" and you're done.