Mountain Lion Kills Battery Life Like Lion Did

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Moshe1010, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Strange how no real users report issues with Mountain Lion battery life. All seems to be these mysterious internet people with unknown affiliations to other tech companies.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2005
    Funny how some people don't notice threads on Macrumors and think its just mysterious Internet people.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    I have not seen any problems whatsoever in regards to battery in neither Lion nor Mountain Lion. This experience is based on two MacBooks and two MacBook Airs.

    It may not be a case of mysterious Internet people, but of the apps they install. People writing reviews for websites will undoubtedly have many apps installed and have tinkered with their systems. When someone from a reputable site opens a MacBook straight from the box and sees battery problems, let us know.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2011
    THis is what's strange about this problem;

    1. Many never see it
    2. Many saw it going from Snow Leopard to LION
    3. Some Saw it going to ML from SL or ML
    4. The MAC itself doesn't indicate anywhere what the cause is (the strangest part). If there's a "rouge" program - why does it run fine on some o/s's and not others?
    5. Some people can fix (temporarily) with the usual SMC/PRAM resets (without changing anything else)
    6. Some can downgrade and fix their problem.

    The pattern is in the few patterns. If Apple did a better job of telling your where your resources were going then all would be well. MY Android S3 tells me who's using the battery so I guess the MAC could do!!

    And yes, even people with new machines.

  6. macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

    Jun 8, 2003
    I love how the second article says that zapping the PRAM requires not only confidence, but a good bit of finger dexterity, lol.

  7. macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
  8. macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    I am a real user, and I have had horrible battery life on my 2011 mba 11", but thanks for making me feel like i dont exist. It's bad enough automatic door openers dont open for me, and now this...
  9. macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Ive been on my 13" Air today for about 1 hr. It went from 100% to 80%. All ive been doing is casual internet browsing. NOT NORMAL. very annoying too. It should be at 90%. Bad upgrade :(
  10. macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    1 hour, from 100% to 80%. Thats what - 5 hours total? Whats wrong with that?
  11. macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2004
    There's this thing called 'sarcasm'. You may not be familiar with it.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    Missed it - sorry...
  13. macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2011
    I had huge battery problems on my old MBP, moving from SL to L.
    No problems on my 2012 Air, moving form L to ML.
  14. macrumors member


    Jun 29, 2012
    I notice that my battery cycle went to two counts in a day well that's a lot . Before ML my battery cycle is once a day and I am using the MBA with normal usage.
  15. macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    It's probably because Mountain Lion only displays the battery life in percentage now. To view it in time you have to do additional steps that most people aren't bothered to do.
  16. macrumors member


    Jun 29, 2012
    nope its not because of the percentage . coz when you talking about battery cycle it really cycles faster than before ML>
  17. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Not to mention the fact that PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with battery/power/charging issues. Resetting it will not help. Only resetting the SMC addresses such issues.
    To view the time, just click the icon on the menu bar. That's hardly enough work to be called "additional steps". This is already being discussed in several threads:
    From the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the following link:
    You can use this app to get the same functionality: SlimBatteryMonitor - Battery and UPS Gauge for Apple's Mac OS X
    From the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link:
    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.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    Weird...I thought I was having this exact same problem ( I'm glad you cleared things up that no "real" people are having these problems. I guess my 1-3% battery drain per minute on ML must be, like myself, a mysterious thing with no affiliation to anything real. :rolleyes:
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    That wasn't sarcasm. Which makes your rude response all the more ridiculous. It didn't even resemble sarcasm. I take it you're American? ;)

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