Chrome got a feature that saves phone and laptop battery. How to turn it on?

  • September 11, 2022


The next update of Google Chrome brought the Quick intensive throttling after loading feature to the browser. It improves the autonomy of laptops and smartphones by limiting the operation of tabs in the background.


We explain. The fact is that Chrome constantly monitors the time of activity of open tabs. Now the browser stops the timer 5 minutes after switching from a tab, but the introduction of the Quick intensive throttling after loading feature allows you to do this after only 10 seconds, which saves a lot of CPU resources.


It is noted that the timer does not turn off completely, just the frequency of data request is reduced to 1 time per minute. Browser developers report that the option allows you to save up to 10% of CPU time, which ultimately affects the autonomy of the gadget.


All users of devices based on Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS and Android can test the option. To do this, download the version of Google Chrome 105.0 and in the address bar of the browser follow the link: chrome://flags/#quick-intensive-throttling-after-loading

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Next, press Ctrl + F, enter the name of the Quick intensive throttling after loading option in the search field, and select Enabled in the drop-down menu. We restart the browser and we can use the innovation.


While the function is at the testing stage, if users like it, it will become a full-fledged part of the browser and no additional manipulations will be required to enable it.