Firefox/Chrome Is Draining Your Battery Faster On Windows 10 PC

Firefox/Chrome Is Draining Your Battery Faster On Windows 10 PC

Millions of PC users have already installed the recently rolled out Anniversary Update for Windows 10. The Anniversary Update brings tons of improvements and tens of features to the operating system. Many users who have upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary Update have reported that they are now seeing “Chrome is draining your battery faster. Switch to Microsoft Edge for up to 36% more browsing time” notification while using Chrome browser. Similarly, “Firefox is draining your battery faster” notification appears while using the Mozilla Firefox browser instead of the default Edge browser in Windows 10. Well, if you have also seen Chrome/Firefox is draining your battery faster message, it simply means that you are not using a power-efficient web browser! According to this blog post from Microsoft, its Edge browser is more energy-efficient than Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera on Windows 10. By using the Edge browser instead of Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, you can get up to 36%-53% more battery life. The Edge browser delivers better battery life both in controlled lab environment tests as well as real-world tests. This is the reason why Windows 10 is displaying the battery notification while using third-party web browsers. If you’re wondering how Edge is superior to other browsers when it comes to power efficiency, the Edge browser has been designed to deliver more battery life, according to Microsoft. On top of that, Microsoft has significantly improved Edge browser with new features in the Anniversary Update. The Edge browser now supports installing extensions as well. Finally, the recently released Windows 10 Anniversary Update significantly improves battery life by using fewer CPC cycles, consuming less RAM, and minimizing the impact of background activities. So if you would like to dramatic improvements in your Windows 10 device’s battery life, upgrade your Windows 10 device to Anniversary Update first and then start using Edge as your primary browser, at least while on the go. Tip: Turn on the battery saver mode in Windows 10 to improve battery life. How to restore the missing battery icon in the system tray guide might also be of interest to you.

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