cMBP crappy battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ashenfang, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. ashenfang macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012
    My macbook pro used to have awesome batter life ~8 hrs or so. Then I updated to Lion because some of my software would no longer work without the update. Now, I am only seeing 2-3 hours of usage before having to plug in. All settings are the same. 50% screen brightness, not using super drive, just web browsing/office work.

    I checked the status of my battery and it says the health is normal and only 102 charging cycles.

    The only other thing I have done was shut off the computer. Press and hold control/option/shift/power button for ten seconds and then rebooted. I did not notice any change.

    Any suggestions appreciated!
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    There was a noticeable drop in battery life going from 10.6.8 to 10.7.x or 10.8.x.

    Anyway, I've found that Adobe Flash content just destroys my battery so I have installed click to flash. Now only the Flash content I choose actually runs.
  3. itegypt macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2011
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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.

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