Edge battery drain

Fixed Issue #7781224


anil k.
Jun 3, 2016
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  • Microsoft Edge
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Reported by 4 people

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Steps to reproduce

Edge is draining battery like anything.
Both my mobile and Surface pro 4 the major culprit for battery life is Edge.
Especially on phone it is heating up my phone and draining battery heavily like 40-50 % in my 950XL for an hour use.


Comments and activity

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Rico M.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Rico M.” to “Brandon H.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

  • I’m having the same problem with my Surface Pro 4 that I just bought a month ago. Edge is wreaking havoc on the battery.

    On a fresh bootup, with fully charged battery, my battery life (in battery saver mode) is about 9 hours. As soon as I start surfing with Edge, it drops to about 3. And Edge consistently shows as the largest source of battery drain.

  • Hello,
    Same problem with enormous battery usage by MS Edge - 82%. See attached file wp_ss_20170312_0002.png .
    I’m always charging my phone when I have to work on it for a longer period.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Fixed”

  • In the latest release, we’ve made a number of improvements to Microsoft Edge’s energy efficiency. These include more efficient iframes, more efficient hit testing, and the implementation of intersection observer. You can read more about these improvements in our blog post here:


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