Simulate Slow Internet Connection With Chrome Developer Tools

June 19, 2020 by Andreas Wik

Want to test how your website or app works for users with a slow internet connection, or when the connection completely drops? Chrome lets you do exactly this.

Open up the Developer Tools (Menu –> More Tools –> Developer Tools or keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + I on Windows andΒ Command + Option + I for Mac) and select the Network tab.Β 

Click the dropdown that says Online. From here you can pick from a few different options such as Slow 3G or Offline.


You can also create your own profiles with specific up/down speed etc. To do this, click Add… in the dropdown.


Very handy.

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