Microsoft Improves Battery Drain On Chrome Browsers
I had my laptop full charged and as usual I left it as it is. Then to my surprise it drained out completely and I had to recharge it full again. When I looked over the Battery Usage (thanks to Microsoft for the detailed usage pattern) it started to drain after a certain time. None of the tasks were running, I had shut down my Oracle, SQL Services, closed my Edge, Chrome browsers, etc., services, still no luck.
Microsoft Improves Battery Drain On Chrome Browsers
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I know this is a issue reported by many users across the globe, and the steps to minimize the battery drain (provided in Bing/ Google search) aren't the effective ones. They are just to optimize your battery consumption and not to avoid your battery drain issue. Many others have written go back to Windows 10, but then why take all the effort to upgrade to Windows 11 and get awestruck with its interface.
Ah, it's a different issue. I did once experience that issue of yours on my old family laptop though, back in 2015 in middleschool, after I got a virus in it :face_with_tears_of_joy:My problem is just the battery life. It went from 3-4 hours (normal usage for school) in win10, to just 45 minutes-1hour in win11. I've searched other microsoft support threads and it seems that a lot of people are experiencing the same thing. Most of their problems are fixed *by downgrading back to windows 10 until further notice by microsoft. The whole situation here is basically just me trying to help others too :beaming_face_with_smiling_eyes:
Given the course of time and daily updates released by Microsoft I thought the battery drain issue would have got resolved. But it still remains the same and absolutely no improvement. Wondering whom else we need to report this? If this is a common problem across all of Win 11 users, what's additionally required by Microsoft to fix this battery drain issue before laptop gets spoilt???
I am having same issues with my HP Probook, only after upgrading from win 10 to win 11, i am facing the same problem. When i close (shutdown/hibernate) my laptop on at any battery percentage (say 90%, 60% or even 100%) and then after next day or two, when i tried to switched on my laptop again it always shows battery low (drained to 40%, 30% and even lower than that). It only happened after upgrading from windows 10 to 11, my laptop was working 3 to 4 hours continuously in windows 10. In win 11 it is something suddenly shutting down due to battery drain problem.
November 2022 and still having the same battery drain issue with my Huawei Matebook D14 after upgrading to Win 11. Usually I got around 5 hours of battery on Win 10, now after upgrading to Win 11 just 2 hours.
On the second test, all four browsers have been tested how long streaming high-definition video lasts using a wireless connection. The result was Microsoft Edge delivering up to 70 percent more battery life than the other browsers. For example, Chrome only lasted 4hrs and 22mins, while Edge stayed up streaming for 7hrs and 22mins.
Microsoft Edge is the go-to browser for many of us, and it continues to compete with Chrome for the title of the most popular browser. But, much like Chrome, Edge shares a lot of flaws that exist in Chromium-based browsers. For instance, the Microsoft forum has ample complaints about the high battery usage of the Edge browser.
If you have a lot of active extensions in Edge, they can cause excessive battery drain. Each extension requires system resources to run when you open the browser. You need to be picky and keep only those that you need on a regular basis. Remove all the remaining ones from Edge.
Opening multiple tabs and forgetting about them while working is common behavior. However, each tab consumes system resources while it is open. These tabs will continue to drain battery power even if you're not using them.
You can use the Windows Troubleshooter to find the cause of excessive battery drain. Windows 11 has a dedicated troubleshooter for each component, and each troubleshooter uses diagnostic data to suggest and apply fixes for your problems.
Edge is among the top browsers that you can use today. You can try out the above-mentioned fixes to minimize the battery drain while using Edge. Moreover, Edge now offers inbuilt features such as sleeping tabs which economize battery usage.
Google listened and is testing a RAM cache for media in the Canary build for Chrome 78. With luck, the tests will be successful, and Chrome will drain your battery less quickly when Chrome 78 releases in late October or early November.
Really great stuff! Glad to see the Windows team is focusing on sustainability and battery life. Does switching a process to efficiency mode persist that preference across reboots? There may be certain apps a user would want to prevent from opening at boot to eliminate surprise battery drain, but efficiency mode seems like a good way to deal with this. One of the knobs I want to see added in the future is a toggle for whether apps (like Teams, Spotify, Discord, and did I say Teams) should start in efficiency mode upon OS boot.
Google Chrome had the biggest impact on battery life with the laptop dying after 3 hours and 2 minutes. Edge, on the other hand, kept the laptop streaming for another hour for a total of 4 hours and 5 minutes, with the two other browsers sitting in between.
Note: Manually turning off your Bluetooth no longer significantly improves battery life as much as it did around the era of Bluetooth 2.0. Modern Bluetooth adapters are capable of intelligently managing their power consumption, so you shouldn't see any noticeable increases in battery even if you go out of your way to turn them off and on yourself. You'll still have good battery and usability as long as your Bluetooth peripherals stay nearby.
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Using web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, with a lot of tabs opened at once will also drain a lot of battery. Instead, you can try using Microsoft Edge, and this is how to enable its Efficiency mode on Windows 11.
If you watch videos or play graphics intensive games at full brightness then the battery will drain quickly If you are doing this and it lasts you for an hour, then the there should be cause for concern and the battery should be working as designed.
The new Microsoft Edge updates come with a basket of goodies, including a new feature that significantly reduces the browser's reliance on CPU and RAM. This means the newly tweaked Edge will likely be less of a battery drain than usual.
The Chrome Web browser is beginning to dominate the category of software we use for consuming Web content, just as Google also leads in the fields of search, online video, maps, and more. It has reached this position among browsers thanks to some excellent qualities, including speed, simplicity, security, and leading support for new Web-code standards. Though other browsers have caught up to it and in some cases surpassed it in speed and simplicity, Chrome is easy to use, fast in our testing, and still the most standards-compliant browser. But Mozilla Firefox gets our Editors' Choice nod, thanks to its speed, customizability, and lower drain on laptop batteries.
Battery Drain. In light of all the controversy over Chrome being a drain on laptop batteries, I ran PCMag's battery rundown test. In this I charge the battery fully, unplugged the laptop and play a song on SoundCloud in an endless loop, having connected the audio output to a plugged-in PC recording the sound in Audacity. The browsers are loaded with the same 10 media-heavy websites. I also keep the screen brightness at maximum, which helps account for the short time results I saw. The laptop I use is an Acer Aspire E1-470P, whose battery is no great shakes to start with.
Chrome lasted just 1 hour and 18 minutes in this test. All the other browsers got more life out of that poor old battery. The surprise winner, Firefox, lasted 1 hour and 55 minutes. Opera lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes, and Edge lasted 1 hour and 32 minutes. My methodology admittedly isn't quite perfect, since I don't simulate user interaction, but most of the sites loaded use auto-refresh to load new content, so that can be thought of as a reasonable simulation of active navigation. 350c69d7ab