Is my battery faulty or is anyone else not getting the "10h" battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by NICKXXXXXX, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. NICKXXXXXX macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2014
    So i've had my Macbook 2016 for about a month now. The battery have been the same ever since I got it, but it's not until now i'm starting to wonder if something is wrong because this can't be right... All i do is use safari and iTunes on my macbook. I've used my computer for about 1,5h - today and it's already down to 73%. It currently says I have about 4h battery time left. Not even when it has just hit 100% battery it ever say any battery time close to about 8h at least or anything. Is this just how it is for everyone?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    It's 5-6 hours for a heavy workload and 8 hours just web browsing to be honest. To get 10 hours you need to turn things off
  3. NICKXXXXXX thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2014
    What is there to turn off though more than it looking for emails
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Turn down the screen lighting - It uses battery like crazy. Also, don't expect 10h if you keep the processor going all the time, which you might be doing with Safari.

    Flash, Silverlight, Java, Bluetooth, Wifi, keyboard light, screen light, whatever you might have running that is active all the time. Plenty of things.
  5. NICKXXXXXX thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2014
    Well this seems like it was it. Says i have 7h battery left now...
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Just remember that the battery time left is dynamic and shows you the "approximate" battery left under your "current" battery load.
  7. elf69 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2016
    Cornwall UK
    Apple battery times are always quoted at best levels to make battery last longer.

    all laptop makers do it.

    apple will out last most windows laptops but generally what ever a maker says remove between 1-3 hours from quote in real life.

    people have lots of junk and stuff draining battery, sometimes without knowing it.
  8. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Web browsing is actually an incredibly power hungry activity these days if you don't turn off plug-ins and/or block advertisements. Scripts will run constantly in the background, videos may continually load, etc. Something as simple as a news web page may consume many tens or even hundreds of megabytes if allowed to run in the background. Blocking ads is a very effective way of increasing your battery life.

    You can use the Activity Monitor to get a glimpse of what's using the most energy. Go to the Energy tab and sort by Energy Impact. Anything in the double digits is worth looking at.
  9. NICKXXXXXX thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2014
    Yeah you were right about safari. As soon as I start doing anything on safari it goes up to about 30 - 40
  10. Osty macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008
    Melbourne, AU
    Use Lynx, it's done wonders for my battery consumption :D

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