Chrome recently started using much more data than previously. I discovered that the Data Saver feature was retired in Spring, 2019, and replaced by the Lite Mode.
While both make use of the Google servers for compressed versions of pages, there is a key difference. Data Saver was always on, and I saved a ton of data. Lite mode only engages on slow network connections (2g). In a metro area, I’m getting only 1% savings, since the connection is always fast. Now I’m blowing through my data 2/3 times faster, and an have to avoid using Chrome off WiFi.
Are others having the same experience? Is there a way to force Lite Mode on to regain the data savings?