How To Enable Memory saver and Energy saver on Chrome

Chrome is a resource and power-hungry application; it’s an open secret. You can’t do anything about that, but you can optimize Chrome to perform better on your certain device. 

I always open 30-40 tabs while working on my blogs. A small boost in performance matters to me; it can improve your browsing experience too. 

What is Chrome Memory saver?

Imagine you open 40 tabs for research purposes, and every tab stays active. Chrome will be slow and unusable. If you have a low-end computer, Chrome may crash or stop responding. 

Memory saver solves the problem. Only the tabs you actively use consume memory if it’s turned on. Other tabs become inactive, and Chrome frees memory by killing background processes. 

Inactive tabs become active instantly as soon as you switch to them. So, it’s a must-have feature if you need to keep 40 tabs open but don’t need to use them simultaneously. 

What is Chrome Energy saver?

Energy saver is made for battery-powered devices. So, you can only enable Enegery saver if you use a laptop. 

Energy saver limits limit smooth scrolling, video frame rates, etc., to save energy. 

You can turn it on when your laptop’s battery percentage is at 20% or lower or if the laptop is unplugged. 

Enable Memory Saver on Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer.
  2.  Click on the three-dots icon at the top right corner.
  3. Select Settings from the menu. Go to Chrome Settings
  4. Click Performance from the left sidebar. Click on Performance
  5. Toggle on Memory saverEnable Memory saver

Alternatively, you can add some websites you want to keep active always. For example, if you use Facebook on Chrome, you can allow it to stay active so you can get real-time notifications. 

Click the Add button beside Always keep these sites active. 

Add a site to keep it active

Enter the website URL and click Add

Whether you use Memory saver or not, any tab with that particular site will always stay active. 

Enable Energy saver on Chrome

Energy saver and Memory saver are available on the same Performance page. 

  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer.
  2. Press ctrl + , on Windows or cmd + , on Mac to go to Settings.
  3. Select Performance from the left sidebar. Click on Performance
  4. Toggle on Energy saver. Enable Energy saver
  5. The default choice is Turn on only when my battery is at 20% or lower, but you can also choose Turn on when my computer is unplugged. Energy saver options

Now that you know how to use the memory and energy saver, you should have a smooth browsing experience. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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