Oct 12 2022 01:43 PM
Oct 12 2022 01:43 PM
Note: We are in the process of deploying improvements to the feature. Look forward to seeing this soon on your device as we roll this out!
Have you ever been working away on your laptop, with a deadline looming, and suddenly, you realize you’re low on battery with your charger nowhere in sight? No one needs that kind of stress – so it’s a good thing Microsoft Edge can help with that.
Efficiency mode is designed to help extend battery life and we have made improvements to save you battery not only when unplugged and low on battery but also when just unplugged! The feature was originally released in Stable 101 and in initial testing on Surface devices, efficiency mode has been shown to save you on average 25 minutes of battery and with these new improvements, you can expect your battery life to be further extended. We stretch your battery life as much as we can by reducing your devices resource usage and that leads to less power being used. Benefits may vary depending on your device, applications, and individual browser habits.
With our latest improvements, when your laptop detects that you are on battery, efficiency mode kicks in, enabling power saving features when you’re both interacting and not interacting with the browser. There are multiple options for efficiency mode and each option will behave differently.
‘Balanced Savings’ - recommended option:
‘Turn on efficiency mode when connected to power’:
We do our best to minimize efficiency mode’s impact to your browsing experience, but for scenarios where performance is important like gaming in the browser, we recommend excluding those sites from efficiency mode by adding them to the block list in edge://settings/system.
We are eager to get your feedback on efficiency mode. If you see an issue with this feature, turn off the feature to see if it fixes the issue and let us know through Microsoft Edge by pressing Shift+Alt+I on a Windows device or going to Settings and more … > Help and feedback > Send feedback.
You may see the newly updated version of efficiency mode in Microsoft Edge 106. If you see this feature while browsing, please join us here on the Microsoft Edge Insider forums or Twitter to discuss your experience or send us your feedback through the browser! We hope you enjoy these exciting new improvements and look forward to hearing from you!
- The Microsoft Edge Product Team
Oct 15 2022 04:05 AM
@Allison_Pastewka My edge browser is stuck in efficiency mode. And it couldn't be turned off though I turn off the efficiency button in edge browser setting. My system is win11 22h2.