Battery backup is less (Its draining quick)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macpied, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. macpied macrumors newbie

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    I have purchased a Macbook air last month, after few weeks, its battery is draining high , my usage is only chrome surfing, terminal, and itunes, As i have heard it gives a 10 - 12 hours of backup. But i am noticing a high battery drain.
    Any suggestions/advice , what can be the issue?
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    Did you buy the air brand new, used, or refurbished?

    How long does the battery last?
     
  3. macpied thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have bought brand new air , it last 6 hours
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    6 hours isn't bad but you may be able to do better.

    I used to use Chrome but I switched back to Safari to sync everything with my iPhone and iPad. I find battery lasts a bit longer too.
     
  5. maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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    First i feel sorry for you buying the old air and second chrome is a power hog. Try safari
     
  6. macpied thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didnt buy old air , i bought new air .
     
  7. maerz001, Nov 9, 2018
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    maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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    Good. It was misleading as its just on the market.

    Anyway. Did safari help?

    As your laptop is just 2days old its early to claim short battery life. Let it finish indexing and keep an eye on activity monitor.
     
  8. AJAAY macrumors 6502

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    The new upgraded 2018 MacBooks Air has only been available to purchase for a few days. So how could OP purchase it “last month”. It must be a new “old style” air.
     
  9. macpied thread starter macrumors newbie

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    U
    Yeah I purchased 2017 MacBook Air
     
  10. maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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    Now i feel sorry again about your new old air :)
    How does it feel for u buying a 8year old design a month before refresh?
     
  11. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Many reviews have stated that they get around 8 hours which is well below the Apple claim. Lets see if the level of complaints in the area rises. I am sure Apple will review and address with an update.
     
  12. maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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    Review the old Air? I would be surprised if one engineer is left. That ship has sailed long ago
     
  13. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Have not idea what you are saying. Today Apple says 13 hours. Most reports I have seen put it at 8 hours.
     
  14. maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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    OP bought the 2015/2017 model. I don't think that apple will optimise this one any longer as the new model is now available
     
  15. Howard2k macrumors 65816

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    It’s possible that the OP is happy with his/her purchase and may already know that there is a 2018 refresh.

    But perhaps you could PM them, and maybe send a letter through snail mail? Perhaps follow up with a fax? Some email? Maybe hire a plane and do some sky writing?

    You know, just to be sure that they’re getting the message, because when you’re so subtle and dance around the issue it’s possible that it can be misconstrued.
     
  16. maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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    we’re already sitting next to each other and petting our 13”er
     
  17. sosumi99 macrumors 6502

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    This is not that unusual. I would give it more time to let indexing and other background tasks on a new machine to settle down, but if you're doing a lot of browsing (especially given the way so many sites are poorly coded now), six hours is about what you can expect, given what I see with MBPs and MBs.

    Apple once led the pack in terms of battery life, but they've fallen behind now. I suspect the incentive for optimizing battery life for Intel chips is now gone because Apple is likely to go to their own silicon in another cycle or two, and that's where they're putting their engineering efforts. I hope that we'll then see much better battery life on their laptops, but that's no help for those of us who need to buy their machines today.
     

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