Battery gets used pretty fast

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  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    On my aluminum unibody macbook it seems like the battery life gets used up pretty fast. Is it normal to go from 100% to 71% in and hour of use? Is there something I can check or do to see if I can get the best battery life?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It depends on what you're running, what your screen brightness is, etc. Some things, such as websites with Flash, watching videos, etc. use battery faster.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
     
  3. Deacon* macrumors newbie

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    I did some googling around about mac speed and found that there are ways to delete "stuff" that will impact speed. I would also think the deletion of said "stuff" might have an impact on battery life.

    I have yanked Flash from all my mac laptops to conserve battery life. If I need to see something in Flash, I click it and boom.
     
  4. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow, what an answer! Thanks!

    I thought about taking off flash but so much I use depends on Flash so is there a software that can turn it off and on?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  6. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Click to Flash is an excellent App ... should help your Battery

    Edit: GGJ studios beat me to the post ... count me as an endorsement for C2F
     
  7. lawyerwannabe macrumors newbie

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    Help please

    Hi , Im new to this forum and to Macs in general (still a sony vaio girl at heart).

    I've had my mac for 3 months (although coconut says its 5months old). And I've done 70 cycles.

    I've just noticed that when i unplug it, a full battery will now say it lasts around 3 hours, instead of the normal 6 or so hours from a few weeks ago.

    I'm a little worried. Is this normal?

    thanks
     
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  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the FAQ link in post #2.
     

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