Battery help new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by steve-z17, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. steve-z17 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2010
    Utah Valley, UT
    So I just bought a new 15" MBP 2.66ghz and the battery seems to already be draining pretty quickly after a full charge. Is there any settings I need to change to make it last longer? I'm only using iTunes and Firefox at the same time. Thanks.
  2. Redneck1089 macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2004
    Make sure you don't have things on you don't need, like Blue Tooth for example. Also if your screen brightness is turned way up it will drain your battery very fast; adjust brightness to a comfortable level.

    Heavy downloading will also drain the battery very fast.
  3. steve-z17 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2010
    Utah Valley, UT
    So I checked my screen brightness and it was almost all the way up! Now that I've changed it my battery is lasting longer! Thank you!
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Apple on notebook batteries

    Apple Portable: Calibrating your computer's battery for best performance

    Laptop Battery Guide

    Also have a look at the following links to learn more about Mac OS X:

    Mac OS X Basics

    Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios

    "How to maximise your MacRumors troubleshooting experience" created by mad jew in 2006

    MRoogle is a good tool to search these fora for already existing threads about questions you have. It might be able to answer you quicker than waiting for an answer.


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