How to throttle network bandwidth in Chrome to simulate poor connection.
January 17, 2022
1 min

Network simulation in Chrome (or every web browser based on Chromium project like Brave, Edge etc) help developer to test their website under poor bandwidth like 3G.

To throttle a connection and simulate a bad bandwidth in Chrome :

  1. Open Chrome Devtools by Right clicking > Inspect or Control+Shift+J or Command+Option+J (Mac)
  2. Go to Network Tabs
  3. Click on the No throttling dropdown, as in this example:
    Throttle bandwidth in Chrome DevTools
    Throttle bandwidth in Chrome DevTools
  4. Select Slow 3G preset to throttle bandwidth to slow, you can also add a custom preset by clicking Add...
  5. Clear cache and hard reload by Right Clicking on the reload button and select Empty Cache and Hard Reload.

The website will reload simulating a slow connection. This is how to throttle bandwidth.



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