Google Chrome, a web browser known for its 3S – Speed, Simplicity, and Security – just got a whole lot better. While Google Chrome is in much demand, the challenge lies with the power consumption on laptops and tablets.
Here are a few quick tips for better battery saving:
First, keep your Google Chrome updated to the latest version to ensure that you are not missing out on important bug fixes or performance tweak. Navigation: Click on the three vertical dots that are to the right of the address bar and choose Help > About Google Chrome. That’ll show you whether you’re on the most current version.
Google Chrome consumes power even when minimized. In Windows, there is an option to switch this feature off in the advanced settings, and Mac users just need to close Google Chrome. Navigation: Click on the three vertical dots that are to the right side of the address bar and choose Settings > Show advanced settings > scroll to find Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed and uncheck it.
Google Chrome is bundled with a lot of extensions. While these are generally useful, their power consumption often goes unnoticed. Uninstalling or disabling any unused extensions will add to battery life. Navigation: Click on the three vertical dots that are to the right of the address bar and choose Settings > click on Extension> choose to delete or disable the unused extensions.
When more tabs are in use, the workload on the browser increases, which in turn drains the battery faster.
One of the main plugins that really hammers battery life is Flash content. The best way is to stop Flash content from running automatically. You can also choose to block sites from running Flash. Navigation: Click on the three vertical dots that are to the right of the address bar and choose Settings > click on Show advanced settings > look for Content settings under Privacy.
These basics are often ignored by users, and they end up paying for it in battery life. If doing all of this still doesn’t help, then maybe it’s time to switch browsers.