How to Turn On or Off Efficiency Mode in Microsoft Edge

This post shows students and new users steps to enable or disable efficiency mode in Microsoft Edge browser.

Microsoft Edge browser is cross-platform, which supports all of Windows, MacOS and Linux systems. The new Microsoft Edge browser has adopted the Chromium open source project code base which offers better web compatibility and performance over the legacy edge.

A new feature added to Edge is its new Efficiency mode, which is designed to help extend battery life. It minimizes power usage by reducing resource usage (CPU usage) through modifying certain tab activity on tabs you’re not interacting with and putting inactive background tabs to sleep after 5 minutes or less.

Benefits may vary depending on your device, applications, and individual browser habits. 

Battery powered-device should benefit more using the new efficiency mode. However, desktop computers should also conserve power and use less energy with this feature.

How to enable or disable efficiency mode in Microsoft Edge browser

As mentioned above, the new efficiency mode in Edge is designed to help extend battery life. It minimizes power usage by reducing resource usage (CPU usage) through modifying certain tab activity on tabs you’re not interacting with and putting inactive background tabs to sleep after 5 minutes or less.

Below is how to enable or disable in Edge.

To turn On or Off efficiency mode, first open Microsoft Edge browser

Then click on the Settings and more (ellipse 3 dots) at top right corner, and select Performance as highlighted below.

microsoft edge efficiecy mode

There you can choose the following for efficiency mode:

  • Unplugged, low battery: Efficiency mode is turned on and active on devices using battery power with battery saver.
  • Unplugged: Efficiency mode is turned on devices using battery power which you want to extend your battery life.
  • Always: Efficiency mode is always turned on for battery powered devices and desktops.
  • Never: Efficiency mode is turned off.
choose efficiency mode in edge

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable efficiency mode in Microsoft Edge browser. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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