Google – Chrome – Settings – Energy Saver mode

Background

This is the second post on discussing recent Google’s Chrome performance improvements.

 

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  1. Google – Chrome – Settings – Memory Saver mode
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Google’s Chrome Announcement

Here is how Mark Chang, a Group Product Manager in the Chrome’s group, puts it:-

New Chrome features to save battery and make browsing smoother

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From the beginning, we designed Chrome for speed.But performance is more than just delivering a fast browsing experience.

Today, we’re announcing Chrome will now be optimized for your device’s battery and system memory.

With the latest release of Chrome on desktop, we’re introducing two new performance settings so Chrome uses up to 40% and 10GB less memory to keep your tabs running smoothly, and extend your battery when it’s running low.

We’ll be rolling out both Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes over the next several weeks globally for Windows, macOS and ChromeOS.

Running low on battery and don’t have a laptop charger nearby?

When you’re browsing the Web with Chrome and your device battery level reaches 20%, Chrome will save battery by limiting background activity and visual effects for websites with animations and videos.

Chrome – Setting – Energy Saver mode

What is Google’s Chrome “energy saver mode“?

Based on your customized setting, Google’s chrome energy saving mode will start working to reduce its energy consumption.

Google’s energy saver throttles energy works by:-

  1. Limiting background activity
  2. Limiting visual effects for websites with animations and videos

Setting

Outline

  1. Energy Saver Mode
    • Are Performance Options offered?
      • If not
        • Enable Power Options Mode
        • Restart Browser
    • Energy Savers Mode

Is Energy Saver Mode Options Availed

Introduction

Google is being very careful in rolling out Chrome’s Energy Saver functionality.

Google’s features are usually rolled out through its experimental delivery features initially.

Based on users feedback, features are rolled out to a wider audience.

Our first ask is “has Google chosen us a receipient of its performance improvement tooling“?

Outline

Let us determine whether we have been availed the performance tooling?

  1. Access Google’s Chrome Settings
  2. Is the Performance Options availed?

Access Google’s Chrome Settings

There are a couple of pathways towards accessing Chrome’s setting window

  1. GUI
    • Tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of Chrome, select Settings
  2. URL
    • In the URL bar, enter chrome://settings

Is Performance Options Availed ?

On the left side of Chrome’s setting window, availed group settings are displayed

If the Performance Group options are enabled for your browser, it will be displayed.

If the Performance Group options is yet to be availed for your browser, it will not be displayed.

In our case, it has yet to be availed.

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Image – Google Chrome – Settings

Enable Battery Savings Mode

In case your browser’s setting window, does not yet offer the Performance group option, let us enable it.

Outline

  1. Access Google’s Chrome Flags
  2. Is the “Enable the battery saver mode feature in the settings” availed?
  3. Enable the “Battery Saver Mode Option”

Access Google’s Chrome Flags

Access Google Chrome’s Flag window

  1. URL
    • In the URL bar, enter chrome://flags/#battery-saver-mode-available

Is the Battery Savings Mode Available ?

Does your browser’s current version supports “Battery Saver Mode”, you will be presented with this option:-

Enable the battery saver mode feature in the settings
When enabled, shows the battery section in the performance settings page – Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, Fuchsia, Lacros

#battery-saver-mode-available

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Image – Google Chrome – Flags

Enable Battery Saver Mode

Enable the Battery Savings Mode option.

Outline
  1. Within the chrome://flags window, you will notice the “Enable the battery saver mode feature in the settings” option
  2. Please choose
    • Enabled
      • Google Chrome will enable “Battery Saver Mode”
    • Disabled
      • Google Chrome will disable “Battery Saver Mode”
  3. Restart Google Chrome
    • Once a change is made, Google Chrome will prompt you to restart your browser
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Image – Google Chrome – Flag – Energy Savings Mode – Choices

Image – Google Chrome – Flag – High Efficiency Mode – Enabled

 

Image – Google Chrome – Relaunch

Is High Efficiency Mode Options Availed

Outline
  1. Access Google’s Chrome Settings
  2. Is the Performance Option availed?
Access Google’s Chrome Settings

If your are not currently located within Google’s Chrome settings window, please access it.

There are a couple of pathways towards accessing the Chrome’s setting window

  1. GUI
    • Tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of Chrome, select Settings
  2. URL
    • In the URL bar, enter chrome://settings
Is the Performance Option Availed ?

On the left side of Chrome’s setting window, availed group settings are displayed

If the Performance Group options are enabled for your browser, it will be displayed.

If the Performance Group options is yet to be availed for your browser, it will not be displayed.

In our case, it is availed.

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Image – Google Chrome – Settings – Performance Option – Offered

Performance Option – Energy Saver Mode

Outline
  1. Access the Performance Options
  2. Access the Performance – Energy Savings Option
Performace Options

There are a couple of pathways towards accessing the Chrome’s setting window

  1. GUI
    • Tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner of Chrome, select Settings
    • From left menu bar, select the Performance option
    • The memory group box will be displayed
  2. URL
    • In the URL bar, enter chrome://settings/performance
Energy Saver Option

The Energy Saver option is availed within the performance options.

Here is how to enable “Energy Saver”.

  1. If the “Energy Saver” option is dimmed, please toggle the button by moving the knob to your right
  2. Once Energy Saver mode is enabled, here are the various subchoices
    • Energy Savings is activated once the battery is at 20% or lower
    • Energy Savings is activated once the computer is unplugged
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Image – Energy Saver – Off

Image – Energy Saver – On – “Turn On only when my battery is at 20% or lower”

Image – Energy Saver – On – “Turn on when my computer is unplugged”

Summary

I must apologize for using multiple words to describe the same feature.

In some cases the feature is called Energy Savings.

Wherease in others it is called Battery Savings.

 

Referenced Work

  1. Google
    • Chrome
      • New Chrome features to save battery and make browsing smoother
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  2.  BGR
    • Jacob Siegal
      • How to use Chrome’s new energy and memory saver modes
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