Google Chrome Browser Battery Drain Fix

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by DanteMann, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. DanteMann, Aug 24, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2012

    DanteMann macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2011
    Some people have reported that the Google Chrome browser has been partly to blame for battery drain. The following fix seems to have worked for a lot of people including myself.

    While in Google Chrome, go into Settings -> Developer Tools -> Uncheck Enable Tilt Scrolling.

    I should also add that my GS3 does not get as warm as it used to while browsing with Google Chrome. In fact it barely gets warm anymore during browsing.
  2. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Chrome is my main browser but I haven't been browsing a lot so I haven't noticed any battery drain or heat but I'll still give this a try thanks.
  3. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    My fix is to use the stock browser. Much faster.
  4. Timzer macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2011
    This works. I only know because I did the reverse. I always had that option unchecked. Then when I heard a few people having issues with battery drain from chrome, I tried the opposite of this fix just out of curiosity. And it indeed eats up battery more.
  5. SurferMan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2010
    South FL
    Not on my phone lol, and the formating of the stock ics one is sucky. Love how Chrome wraps basically every site correctly. But yeh I learned about the tilt trick awhile ago, it def helps.
  6. Calidude macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    I'll concede that. The AOSP browser is still using an old version of Webkit for some reason, that reason being Chrome.
  7. Freida001 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2012

    Just a quick warning, since installing Google Chrome on my S3 I'm constantly ... I had this exact same problem with Chrome Beta, but the latest version (the first non-beta) seems to be fixed. No more wakelock issues and battery drain. ... Yep I have now uninstalled Chrome to only leave the stock browser.
  8. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    Once chrome got out of beta, it appears to run pretty well, but I hate when they use card stacking for multiple websites you have open instead of tabs. my only main issue with them. I would switch back to Maxthon but having everything linked through Google makes everything so much easier.

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