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Battery Usage on Chromebook

Monitor Battery Usage on Your Chromebook

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing well and making the most of your week. Remember, the weekend is just around the corner! Today, I’m excited to share a useful guide that is perfect for Chrome browser users across different platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeOS devices like Chromebooks. This tutorial will help you optimize your battery life, ensuring that your device runs efficiently throughout the day. Let’s dive in.

For ChromeOS Devices (Chromebooks, Chromebox)

Experiencing a quick battery drain on your Chromebook or Chromebox can be frustrating. However, there’s a straightforward method to identify and manage power-hungry apps and websites. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Settings: Click on the time located at the bottom right corner of your screen to open the quick settings panel. Then, click on the gear icon to open the Settings menu.
  2. Check Battery Usage: Navigate to the “Battery” section under “Device” or search for “Battery” in the settings search bar. Here, you will find a detailed breakdown of your battery usage.
  3. Review Apps and Websites: A list of apps, extensions, and websites consuming your battery will be displayed. Those listed at the top are using the most power. The percentage on the right side indicates how much battery each app or website is consuming.

This feature allows you to identify and close or remove unnecessary power-consuming apps and extensions, thereby extending your device’s battery life.

On Windows, Mac, & Linux Systems

Chrome Task Manager on Windows 11

For users on traditional operating systems using the Chrome browser, there’s a simple trick to monitor and manage battery usage by different sites and apps. You can use Chrome’s built-in Task Manager to monitor resource usage:

  1. Open Chrome’s Task Manager: Press Shift + Esc while in Chrome to open the Task Manager.
  2. Review Resource Usage: Here, you’ll see a list of all open tabs, extensions, and services running in Chrome. You can view the memory, CPU, and network usage for each item. While this doesn’t directly show battery usage, high CPU and memory usage can indicate which tabs or extensions are more likely to drain your battery.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: How can I extend my Chromebook’s battery life?
    • A: Reduce screen brightness, close unnecessary tabs and apps, disable unused extensions, and adjust your power settings for better battery performance.
  • Q: Can I see exact battery usage percentages for each app on ChromeOS?
    • A: Yes, the Battery section under Settings provides a detailed breakdown of battery usage by apps and websites in percentage form.
  • Q: Why can’t I find the battery settings using the provided URL on my Windows/Mac/Linux system?
    • A: Chrome’s settings URLs and structures change over time. It’s best to use the built-in Task Manager (Shift + Esc) to monitor resource usage affecting battery life.
  • Q: Does having multiple tabs open in Chrome significantly impact battery life?
    • A: Yes, each open tab consumes resources. It’s advisable to close tabs you’re not actively using to save battery power.

Want to try another browser? You can try Firefox or Microsoft Edge on your Chromebook.

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