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Enable or Disable Installed Extensions on Google Chrome app

Do you want to switch the extensions in Google Chrome? Learn how to enable or disable installed extensions on your browser.

Google Chrome has Extension support, a mini-tool that enhances browsing capability. To manage the existing extensions, you can visit the Extensions Manager tab.

The toggle switch on the extensions page allows us to turn the functionality on or off and, if necessary, uninstall a troublesome add-on.

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Note: Each extension utilizes the system memory to run in the background; if you encounter the Low Memory error, you should disable the extensions first.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to manage the Extensions installed in the Chrome browser.

Managing the Extensions on the Computer

You can manage browser extensions within the Chrome interface if you already have browser extensions. All the installed extensions will be available on the Manage Extensions page, where you can act according to need. Here are the steps to manage:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome app on your computer.
  2. Click on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and hover on the Extensions option.
  3. Select the Manage Extensions menu.
    Manage Extensions menu in Chrome browser on computerIt will display a page with the list of installed extensions.
  4. Click on the Toggle switch to Turn On or Off the browser extensions.
    Enable and Disable Extensions in Chrome with Remove button
  5. Alternatively, you can select the Remove button to uninstall the extension if required.

Based on your action, the extension will be Enabled or Disabled in the Chrome browser. At the same time, the Remove command will uninstall it from the browser. There are also a few other ways to uninstall extensions from the Chrome browser.

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Note: Chrome browser Reset Settings option will turn off the extensions; you can follow the above steps to enable them.

Chrome Extensions on your Phone

The Chrome browser on Android and iPhone or iPad does not have support for extensions from the web store. The phone browser has a lightweight viewport, which does not support heavy lifting, which extensions are often used for.

There are a few Standalone Apps (like Ad Blocker, BlockSite, etc.) available in Google Play Store (on Android) and Apple App Store (on iPhone or iPad) that do work with Chrome browser. But you need to manage these app settings within the App UI, which has nothing to do with Chrome UI.

If you wish to install the Chrome extensions on your phone browser, refer to our experimental article on installing extensions in the Chromium browser on Android.

Bottom Line

Chrome browser offers extension management for installed extensions at chrome://extensions/. We can turn them on or off with a simple toggle button. It also offers the option to remove an extension with a single click.

While the extensions are only available for computer browsers, you can use third-party apps to integrate the feature on phone or mobile devices.

There are also a few basic troubleshooting methods to resolve that you can follow before heading to browser extensions.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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