Top 5 browsers that use the least battery

Developed by Opera Software AS, the Opera browser is known for its integrated ad blocking feature and VPN. That adds to its speed and performance while still being secure and private as well. Not to mention, none of the above-mentioned attributes come in the way of the browser being extremely frugal on battery power.

Whether it’s streaming games or video, the Opera can keep you going for really long. It enforces security by protecting from fraudulent sites or malware and phishing attacks. The built-in ad blocker reins in the ads which in turn makes for a really fast browsing experience.

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This makes for a list of browsers that are among the most energy-efficient. What’s your weapon of choice for browsing? Tell us in the comments section below.

FAQ: Learn more about the connection between browsers and your laptop’s battery life

  • Which browser has the best battery life?

Microsoft Edge continues to be the most battery-friendly browser you can install on your Windows 10 computer, followed by Brave, Firefox and Opera. The Redmond knows all the nuts and bolt of the OS and it took full advantage of this fact by optimizing Edge’s battery consumption.

  • Does Edge really save battery?

Edge does save battery on Windows 10 and Microsoft proved that after running multiple battery tests over the years. On average, you can extend your laptop’s battery life by 20% compared to third-party browsers.

  • How do I stop Chrome from draining my battery?

Here’s what you can do if Google Chrome is simply draining your laptop’s battery: keep only the tabs you need and close all the unused tabs, keep extensions to a minimum, prevent Chrome from running in the background and make sure you’re running the latest browser version.

If there is still no visible improvement, maybe you should think about switching to a different browser.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has since been updated for freshness and accuracy.