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vivithemage
Dec 11, 2011, 11:39 AM
I am just curious how other mid2011 mba 13" do in standby.

I closed the lid at midnight, just flipped it on (12 hours later) used about 6%, seems good to me!



GGJstudios
Dec 11, 2011, 11:43 AM
I am just curious how other mid2011 mba 13" do in standby.

I closed the lid at midnight, just flipped it on (12 hours later) used about 6%, seems good to me!
Actually that seems high. You should use about 1% of battery for every hour in sleep mode, but standby mode should be good for about 30 days. Standby kicks in after an hour of sleep, so you should have used about 3%, not 6%. Of course, these are approximates. Also, it's possible your MBA didn't stay in sleep mode the whole time.

Mac OS X: Why your Mac might not sleep or stay in sleep mode (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1776)
Determine why your Mac wakes up from sleep (http://osxdaily.com/2010/07/17/why-mac-wakes-from-sleep/)

This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9875442&postcount=23)

vivithemage
Dec 11, 2011, 12:16 PM
The only thing I could think it is, is sugarsync maybe?

How can I tell if it actually went into standby?

I ran that GREP command to see if it is comming out of sleep, and it is not. I am curious if it's even going to sleep. I checked power saving settings, it should sleep after 15 minutes automatically.

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Anymore ideas on this? This is my first macbook, haha. Would love to have it go to sleep and not eat up lots of battery.