MBA 13" 2012 battery life now 2 hrs 20 mins :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by maxy123, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2012
    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.

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  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2012
    Yeah I read the same section and tried all and then posted this question. Can you help me pls?
  4. macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008
    Your screenshot shows two top processes taking quite alot CPU. Are those constantly like that? If yes, thats your problem...
  5. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

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

    U know what ur machine is doing?
  6. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
  7. macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2010
    Glen of Newmill, Keith, Scotland
    My 11" did the same but the Apple store replaced it for free after getting the go ahead from Apple Support.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2013
    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!
  9. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    What do you need Kies for? Android?
  11. macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2012
    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.
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2012
    I removed Kies.. it seems to help and increase my battery life.. but still its not near original 7 hours!

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