How to Turn On Opera Turbo Mode

Enable turbo mode in Opera to save data usage and speed up browsing

Turbo Mode was a feature in the Opera web browser that attempted to reduce page load times and data usage. It was able to do this by compressing files on the fly as content was downloaded or opened.

In Turbo Mode, the browser used less data, which helped relieve bandwidth congestion at home and in public Wi-Fi areas. The mobile version (the Opera Mini app) also helped users stay below their data limits.

Opera discontinued the Turbo Mode as of version 59. The article remains here for archive purposes. Find information about Opera's current version (66, as of February 2020) and its capabilities in our guide to Opera.

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How to Enable Opera Turbo

In Windows and macOS, you could turn on Opera Turbo through the Advanced settings. Here's how:

  1. Select Opera menu button in Windows, or Opera if you're on a Mac.

  2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu. (Preferences... for Mac users.)

    Screenshot of the Opera settings button in Windows
  3. Select Advanced on the left side of the page.

    Screenshot of the Opera advanced settings link
  4. Select Features within that submenu.

    Screenshot of the Opera features link in the settings in Windows
  5. Scroll to the Opera Turbo section, and select the slider button to enable the feature.

    Screenshot of the Opera Turbo option in Windows
  6. Opera Turbo is now enabled in the browser.