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In line with its announcement last week, Google has updated its Chrome browser for iOS this afternoon, bringing the app to version 31.0.1650.18. The update includes several bug fixes, and a couple of handy new features.

The headlining new feature is called synced autofill, and it will auto-complete forms on the web that you’ve previously filled out while logged in under the same Google account. And there’s also a new long-press function…

Here’s the 31.0.1650.18 change log:

Fast form completion with Autofill 
Tired of filling out web forms with the same information time and time again? The Autofill feature lets you complete forms with just a few clicks. Sign in to sync this data from your computer to your iPhone or iPad and save even more typing.
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– Stability / security improvements and bug fixes

Back in October, marketing research firm Chitika issued a report with data showing that Chrome’s total share of iOS web traffic in the US and Canada has doubled since it launched last year, going from 1.5% to around 3%.

For me, this update is perfect because I use Chrome as the main browser on my Mac and iOS devices. Google is just better at syncing device data over-the-web than Apple is, and I’m sure synced autofill will reiterate that.

You can download the latest version of Chrome, for both the iPhone and iPad, from the App Store for free.

  • AHWallen

    Now they just gotta change the way it looks and runs.

  • Question

    Why do they add that stupid shadow under their apps?!!

  • iamse7en

    I don’t get why custom search engines haven’t been incorporated yet. Such an easy thing to implement, and they just sync over with bookmarks, passwords, and everything else.

    • Brandon Weidema

      Google has their own search engine, why on earth would they add other options?

      • iamse7en

        Lol you’re clueless. I don’t want to change the default search engine. Chrome has custom search engines for individual sites driven by shortcuts built into their system. It’s Chrome’s best feature and is another list of things to sync along with bookmarks, passwords, extensions, etc. You’re an idiot if you don’t know about these custom search engines. Right click on your URL bar newb. It increases browsing efficiency by at least 50%.