Battery on 10.9.2

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by anupviews, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. anupviews macrumors newbie

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    Is it just me or 10.9.2 has even more terrible battery life. 10.9.1 had OK battery life, but ever since I updated to 10.9.2, my MBP's battery life reduced to half.

    I usually just browse the internet without any other apps running. In full charge it shows only 4 hours left while on 10.9.1 it used to show about 7-8 hours in average.

    I tried resetting SMC, but no luck. Anybody having the same issue here?
     
  2. medic27 macrumors member

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    Why live through unhappiness with your computer? For $19.99 you can get Mountain Lion and go back to a pc experience you will enjoy. Well worth the money.

    Yes, 10.9.2 made no difference to me for battery usage. But I found a hassle free way to solve the issue.
     
  3. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Mountain Lion is no longer sold on the App Store, so I don't think that would be possible?

     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I've noticed no real difference in battery life between the two, although many seem to be reporting this. It seems to be model specific. I have a 2013 13" rMBP 8GB RAM 3GHZ CPU and the 500GB SSD. I typically get between 7 and 10 hours of battery life depending on what I'm doing.
     
  5. medic27 macrumors member

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    http://store.apple.com/us/product/D6377Z/A/os-x-mountain-lion

    It came pre-installed on my 2013 mac air 13 haswell laptop.

    I had to buy it again to get rid of the free version they are now offering.
    For the price I paid for the laptop, they should have included the DVD for free:(.

    I waited for Haswell because of the promised battery life. It was good. Mavericks completely destroyed that feature and decimated the value of the laptop to me.

    I now consider this issue resolved with mountain lion back and my battery life has incredibly improved.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I've not noticed any change in my battery's performance for the better or worse since going to 10.9.2
     

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