Rileh

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Does anybody else get terrible battery life on this device? Im lucky to get 4 hours even if I don't play any games and wigh brightness fairly low.
 
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What do you do then? Open Activity Monitor and select All Processes and then sort by CPU to show you the process(es) eating your battery life.

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This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
The F.A.Q. includes the following topics:
  • BATTERY INFORMATION
  • BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE
  • AC POWER
  • CALIBRATION
  • BATTERY LIFESPAN
  • CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH
  • CHARGING
  • WHAT IS A CYCLE?
  • BATTERIES ARE NOT COVERED
  • BULGING OR SWELLING BATTERY

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Rileh

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 19, 2013
11
0
What do you do then? Open Activity Monitor and select All Processes and then sort by CPU to show you the process(es) eating your battery life.

______________________________________________________
This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
The F.A.Q. includes the following topics:
  • BATTERY INFORMATION
  • BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE
  • AC POWER
  • CALIBRATION
  • BATTERY LIFESPAN
  • CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH
  • CHARGING
  • WHAT IS A CYCLE?
  • BATTERIES ARE NOT COVERED
  • BULGING OR SWELLING BATTERY

______________________________________________________

Just did that. It was pretty ordinary. iTunes and Chrome ~5% each, finder 8% and Messages 5%.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Just did that. It was pretty ordinary. iTunes and Chrome ~5% each, finder 8% and Messages 5%.
Make sure you're looking at "All Processes" and not "My Processes". 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.
 

Rileh

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 19, 2013
11
0
Make sure you're looking at "All Processes" and not "My Processes". 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.

Thanks. "Locum" was taking up a lot of power . I think it is the trash emptying process.

That and the calendar app "Fantastical"
 

Rileh

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Feb 19, 2013
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I went into About This Mac > More info > Power and it shows a max capacity of just 5352mAh when it is mean to be 5770mAh...
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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I went into About This Mac > More info > Power and it shows a max capacity of just 5352mAh when it is mean to be 5770mAh...
It is perfectly normal if your battery health (maximum capacity) is more or less than 100%, even when brand new, or if it fluctuates up or down over time. For further details, read the CHECKING STATUS AND HEALTH section of the Apple Notebook Battery FAQ.
 
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