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Old Apr 7, 2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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MBA 13" 2012 battery life now 2 hrs 20 mins :(

Till few months back my MBA 13, 2012 battery life was 7 Hours. Right now it is just 2.2 hours. This is horrendous. Not sure what to do.. Please advise.

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Old Apr 7, 2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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Till few months back my MBA 13, 2012 battery life was 7 Hours. Right now it is just 2.2 hours. This is horrendous. Not sure what to do.. Please advise.

Please find All Process details.
There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
Yeah I read the same section and tried all and then posted this question. Can you help me pls?
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:54 AM   #4
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Your screenshot shows two top processes taking quite alot CPU. Are those constantly like that? If yes, thats your problem...
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 03:04 AM   #5
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^+1.

Ya man, if u run machine hard, it may not last 7 hours.

U know what ur machine is doing?
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it seems you're not the only one.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1361015
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 04:03 AM   #7
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My 11" did the same but the Apple store replaced it for free after getting the go ahead from Apple Support.
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 06:00 AM   #8
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Try uninstallling Samsung Kies. Do you really need that program? Try using an alternative, if you can. Then do a restart and check if the top process is still there. Samsung Kies is a horrible program and trends to ruin your batterylife by these type of processes. Hope this helps!
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LOL. The Kies of Dead!

Hey, you un-loyal to Apple, u pay.
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LOL. The Kies of Dead!

Hey, you un-loyal to Apple, u pay.
What do you need Kies for? Android?
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Old Apr 8, 2013, 02:55 PM   #11
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What do you need Kies for? Android?
Kies is the syncing app for Samsung phones. Have you always had it or did you install it recently? It looks like its using cpu all the time which would explain your battery life.
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Old Apr 9, 2013, 04:31 AM   #12
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I removed Kies.. it seems to help and increase my battery life.. but still its not near original 7 hours!
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