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How to turn off images in latest Opera for Android?

  • How can you turn off images in the latest version of Opera?

  • Hi,

    Go to Data savings and drag the slider under Image quality to off.

  • Hi,
    Go to Data savings and drag the slider under Image quality to off.

    Most important is the question when will disabling images have an impact on data savings instead of just covering the images with a monochrome paint and still wasting the same MB as if their quality would be set to low? Disabling should mean not downloading them from the client side like in Opera for Desktop and saving TONS of bandwidth.

  • Most important is the question when will disabling images have an impact on data savings instead of just covering the images with a monochrome paint and still wasting the same MB as if their quality would be set to low? Disabling should mean not downloading them from the client side like in Opera for Desktop and saving TONS of bandwidth.

    Hi! Let me assure you, we are not downloading the images if data Savings are enabled and images are set to 'off'. We will show a colored block same size as image to not break the layout of the page.

    However , there are some exceptions:

    • If any website content, including images, are stored on a secure server (i.e. https, for example on facebook) we are not compressing that data and will display the images as is.
      An example when this can confuse the user is if visiting a news site which is not behind a secure server which is displaying ads with images that are stored securely. Then the ad images will show but other images will not. But this can be remedied by enabling ad blocking for data savings.

    • if the page or image is cached on device and is not refetched we will not download the data from web again, but display images as is.

  • @jonaballen Thx for the detailed response. As long as you state it I have to believe you now :P , I should do some better tests I guess when I'll have more time as from those that I did in quite a hurry in the summer where I was needing a good data saving but without breaking everthing like Opera Mini's extreme mode does, it proved out that by disabling the images with opera for android the data usage was about the same or just very insignificant less than Opera Mini's on high savings with images on low, which was pretty wierd.

    P.S. Out of genuine interest why is disabling images not an option for Opera Mini as well (on high savings of course not on extreme) is that a webview limitation?

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