how much battery does standby use?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by vivithemage, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. vivithemage macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    I am just curious how other mid2011 mba 13" do in standby.

    I closed the lid at midnight, just flipped it on (12 hours later) used about 6%, seems good to me!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Actually that seems high. You should use about 1% of battery for every hour in sleep mode, but standby mode should be good for about 30 days. Standby kicks in after an hour of sleep, so you should have used about 3%, not 6%. Of course, these are approximates. Also, it's possible your MBA didn't stay in sleep mode the whole time.

    Mac OS X: Why your Mac might not sleep or stay in sleep mode
    Determine why your Mac wakes up from sleep

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
  3. vivithemage, Dec 11, 2011
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    vivithemage thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    The only thing I could think it is, is sugarsync maybe?

    How can I tell if it actually went into standby?

    I ran that GREP command to see if it is comming out of sleep, and it is not. I am curious if it's even going to sleep. I checked power saving settings, it should sleep after 15 minutes automatically.


    Anymore ideas on this? This is my first macbook, haha. Would love to have it go to sleep and not eat up lots of battery.

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