draining battery faster

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tragichero187, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. tragichero187, Sep 14, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011

    tragichero187 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2011
    I have a MacBook Pro early 2011. I have it for 2 months already and I have been noticing its draining its battery faster than before. I have 31 cycle counts. As I can remember, I haven't charged my MacBook Pro when I got it, I just turned it on when it came out of the box. Does this have any effect on my battery? If yes, how can I fix it?

    I am using it just for browsing the internet over a wi-fi connection.

    * This is my first Mac, I didn't know that I have to charge it to 100% first before I turn it on until I read the Apple forums. (i was so excited! :D)

    Well, anyway, please leave some tips and comments on how can I maximize my battery's power and what to do to fix this problem. Thanks
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    What you did out of the box caused no problem, so you have nothing to fix.

    Battery life varies according to graphics card, processor, hard drive usage as well as screen brightness, whether bluetooth is turned on or not, etc.

    Browsing websites with Flash contents usually doesn't help battery life that much as Flash is poorly optimized and rather power hungry.

    The more power you use, the more battery you'll drain, that's just how it works.
  3. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    you don't have to charge it to 100% the first time. whoever told you that lied.

    battery life will vary based on what you do... what are you doing?
  4. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    Go to Apple's web site, support... and lookup the info on how to care for your battery, you will be glad you did.
  5. interrobang macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2011
    Those shameless liars at Apple, Inc. strike again!
  6. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
  7. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Half of the posts on this forum aren't relevant, that doesn't stop people from posting them.
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Read the following information, with special attention to the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
  10. interrobang macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2011
    Well, see, it's apropos of a particular comment in this thread, specifically:
    The aforementioned page exhorts,
    Taking into account your keen post, and the fact that that the authors of that page (Apple, Inc.) are in fact the manufacturer of the device in question, we must conclude that they are responsible for the apparent misapprehension expressed by O.P.

    I hope that I have sufficiently demonstrated the relevance of my previously posted link. However, I acknowledge that my reasoning may be somewhat jejune.

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