Chrome ruining battery after Lollipop update

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    Hey all I have a verizon note 3. I received the lollipop update yesterday morning, it's pretty slick and I did do a factory reset after the updates finished installing.

    Whereas the last (4.4.4) update hurt my battery life while the screen was off (it wouldn't sleep properly for some reason - probably because I didn't do a factory reset when that update came through) this time around it is Chrome, just utterly decimating the battery. I've attached a picture to show what I mean. The phone also gets much much warmer than usual now while browsing web pages. Any ideas for me?
     

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    Man...that's a steep dive. Questions:
    1. Chrome windows open at all with videos or audio playing the background?
    2. Is Chrome fully up-to-date?
    I know you might have FDRed already, but I'd trying clearing data/cache of Chrome just to be sure. Also, for kicks, try going to Settings > Accounts and Sync (might just be Accounts now) > Google > (account name). Try turning Chrome off and leave it off and see if it affects anything in regards to your battery life.
     
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    No to your first question, and yea chrome is updated. I will clear the cache/data and report back.

    p.s. could this be at all related to Android System WebView? I've not seen that program before, but the play store wanted to update it after I reset my phone.
     
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    Hmm. It does work alongside chrome and other apps. Try clearing cache and data on that just to be safe assuming you haven't already.
     
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    I ended up just clearing chrome out and formatting the cache partition. Seems to have worked! Hopefully the issue doesn't come back ;)
     
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    Sweet. By 'clearing Chrome out' did you disable it or just cleared cache/data?
     
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    Cleared cache and data. Thanks for your help! These are not foreign ideas to me but it seemed a weird thing to do less than 1 day after FDR :confused:o_O
     
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    It's no biggie. If I don't solve it, I like to know what fixed it. Helps me fix stuff in the future. Yeah it is weird, but hey I've seen weirder things
     
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    It's a lot of data use on Chrome because I browse Imgur. But I don't constantly browse Imgur when I'm using Chrome (and I close the tab when I'm done) nor do I browse Imgur more than I used to before the lollipop update.
     
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    Look! I closed Imgur like 20 minutes ago! :'(
     

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