Battery saver in the Opera browser: Extend your laptop battery life. See more
Battery Saver Benefits
The Battery Saver feature in Opera extends your laptop’s battery life while unplugged.
Browse up to 35% longer with Battery Saver enabled, which is quite a lot of time when you need it most.
Set Battery Saver to activate automatically. You won’t notice it turn on when you unplug your laptop, but you’ll notice how much longer you browse.
You won’t need any extensions or addons - Battery Saver is a built-in feature of the Opera browser.
Battery Saver prioritizes background tasks for you, so you can continue browsing seamlessly, without having to manage your settings.
Browse up to an hour longer
According to our tests, the Opera browser runs up to 35% longer with the battery saver on, compared to other browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Depending on your laptop model, this might give you an extra hour of browsing away from a power outlet.
You can find more info about our testing below.
How to enable the battery saver feature in Opera
To keep things simple, we've placed the battery saver icon right next to the search and address field. You'll see it when your laptop's power cable is unplugged. Click it and flip the switch to activate the battery saver.
And, whenever your battery goes down to 20%, we will give you a nudge to switch the battery saver on and enter power saving mode.
Battery saver in the Opera browser: Extend your laptop battery life
Explore and tweet conveniently with a better view on desktop.
Save and collect web content easily, share it visually.
Use Instagram in Opera’s sidebar while you browse.
Work and browse more efficiently with many open tabs.
Organize tab groups in separate customizable workspaces.
Browse with less distractions and load websites faster.
Chat with friends right in your browser without switching apps.
A customizable and convenient newsfeed on your start page.
Easily capture, edit and share your snapshots from webpages.
Instantly send files, links and notes between your devices.
Pop out online videos so they float on top of webpages as you browse.
Easily manage, customize and keep your favorite places online.
Browse comfortably with enhanced privacy and security, for free.
Synchronize the Opera browsers on any of your devices.
Attach files in one click without digging through folders.
An easy way to noticeably extend your laptop’s battery life.
Automatically convert time-zones, currencies and units of measurement.
A world of music and podcasts at your fingertips.
It’s easy to switch to Opera
You know when you don't want to do something, like go out, but a friend makes you and then you're really glad you did. This is one of those situations.
Switch it on
The first time you unplug your laptop while using Opera, the battery saver icon will appear to the right of your address bar, along with an offer to activate power saver mode. When enabled, the battery saver feature will be active whenever you’re unplugged, giving you longer battery life.
If you haven’t done so already, you can switch on the Battery saver feature in your Settings. To do so:
- Go to Settings (Alt+P).
- On the left panel, click Advanced, followed by Features.
- On the main page, under Battery saver, toggle on Enable battery saver.
In the same location, you can later enable/disable battery saver, select when the feature will automatically activate, and decide whether to show the battery saver icon.
See the results
When battery saving mode is active, and if you have the battery saver icon enabled, you will see the small battery-shaped icon on the right side of your address bar. Click on it to see the estimated battery life remaining, as well as an on/off switch for the feature. Since the battery saver mode is built into the free Opera browser, you don't need to use a separate battery saver app.