This Google Chrome update can boost your laptop’s battery by two HOURS – how to get it
GOOGLE is working on a Chrome update that could boost your battery life for two hours.
This is good news for people who often use the browser for extended periods.
Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world[/caption]
Despite being the most popular browser, Chrome does have a few flaws and this includes draining batteries quite quickly.
Google seems to have picked up on this because an experimental feature has been spotted in the beta version of the browser.
This allows websites to check your scrolling position and other data with the aim of improving your experience but it can also drain your battery.
If you want the feature now you’ll have to download Google Chrome Beta[/caption]
Google’s plans will reportedly save up to two hours of battery life
TheWindowsClub revealed that this was the saving when you have 36 tabs open on Chrome and a single blank website in the foreground.
A feature like this would be great for anyone working from home and having to use multiple tabs.
Unfortunately it’s still in the beta testing stage so we don’t know for sure if it will be rolled out to everyone in the next update.
If you can’t wait to try out the feature then you can download Chrome Beta and test the battery saving as well as other trialled features.
You need to go to the Google Chrome Beta website and then click “Download Chrome Beta”.
You can also download the Google Chrome Beta app by clicking the link below:
- Download Google Chrome Beta on Android phones – get now
Bear in mind that beta test apps are often very buggy, so don’t be surprised if you encounter some issues while using Chrome Beta.
How to update Google Chrome
Follow these steps…
On your computer, open the Google Chrome browser and click the More icon (three vertical dots) in the top right.
Click Update Google Chrome, or if that option isn’t there, it means you’re already using the latest version.
Once you’ve updated, click Relaunch.
The browser will save your open tabs and windows and re-open them when it restarts.
You can also restart your browser later on by clicking Not Now.
This will cause the update to be applied the next time you restart your browser.
The More icon will be coloured (1) green if an update has been available for two days, (2) orange if an update has been available for four days, or (3) red if an update has been available for seven days.
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