getting the most out of your battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sgrrsh26, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. sgrrsh26 macrumors 6502

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    i just bought my mbp 13inch yesterday.
    charged it overnight to a full charge and now i seem to be only getitng about 5 hours battery life with a low backlight. battery drops to 2 hours playing farmville facebook game, can you give me some tips?
     
  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Farmville generally enables the higher processing power, so it will kill battery a bit.

    Doing general web browsing with my mobile broadband USB stick in when I was stuck at an airport for a delayed flight, I squeezed 7:30hrs out of my 15" uMBP.

    And it can vary from Mac to Mac, they do say up-to 7hours. 5Hours is generally the typical time you will get.

    Put it this way : Mine is estimating 3:45hrs with 55% battery life. Thats at 1Bar Brightness, 3bars backlit keyboard, wireless on. It does vary and bounce around a lot. Don't worry about it.
     
  3. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

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    I'd go to the apple support docs at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1446.

    Bear in mind that what you are doing greatly affects the battery. I would also recommend fully charging, then fully using your battery, then recharging a few times as well to calibrate the battery completely, that's what I have been doing for the past couple of days and that seems to be improving the battery somewhat.
     
  4. EMKarelia macrumors regular

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    If your playing video game then yes. I'm sure you can find some ways on online for the tips
     

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