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Google Chrome Will Boost Your Battery Life By Stopping Background Apps From Loading

It wouldn’t be wrong to consider Google Chrome as the world’s most used and hence popular browser. But with the good does come some negative aspects related to the browser eating up users’ battery life.

But it now appears that Google has finally caved into all the requests and complaints regarding the matter. Soon, the tech giant plans on rolling out a new update for its Chrome browser that halts apps in the background from eating up excess battery life.

The new flag will be a part of the upcoming launch of updates that can best be viewed as battery savings and nothing less.

This handy feature prevents all background pages from working excessively and non-stop, bidding farewell to high battery consumption.

We’re aware of this new feature thanks to About Chromebooks who was the first to spot it out on Chrome OS 105. However, don’t be fooled because it works just as well on a number of other platforms where you can easily access Google Chrome-like macOS, Linux, and even Windows too.

The new update has been dubbed with the title, ‘Quick Intensive Throttling’ and it is being seen as a barrier to so many background pages loading up features from JavaScript after a short period of time, perhaps ten seconds. Meanwhile, we’d like to mention how the last record had been set at a staggering five minutes.

Pages that are loaded are no longer going to activate backgrounds because the in-built throttling starts to kick in after just ten seconds. Thankfully, the shorter default time is now 5 minutes. We’ll also be able to benefit from fewer wake-ups. There will be no more tasks rolling in at fixed intervals of time. And lastly, we no longer have to worry about long and daunting scheduler tasks.

But you need to understand how the battery savings will only take place at the right time and under the right conditions. For most of us, battery drainage occurs when we’ve got one too many tabs being opened up at a single moment.

Hence, even if you’ve got a tab open but aren’t interacting with it means it’s not loading pages so the feature won’t be saving your battery until you actually interact with the sites. Also, it’s been viewed that most of the savings will be from those pages that rely majorly on Javascript.

Google has already conducted a test with some positive results and they’ve seen some major improvements in battery life with this update that will launch in a while.


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