Late 2011 MBP battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Megauliani, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Megauliani macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    I have a 13" late 2011 MBP. When I purchased it I remember being able to close it, not use it for maybe 3-4 days and open it and still have at least 20% battery. This morning I unplugged it, and it lasted until now (11 hours maybe) and it's at 5%. I checked the web for specific settings but all I was able to find were guides on extending the life of the actual battery not its use while the lid is closed or in sleep mode I guess. Could anyone point me in the right direction?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Sounds like there's something else going on. You should be able to leave your machine in sleep mode for days as you describe without any problems.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It sounds like it may not have stayed in sleep mode the entire time.

    For sleep issues, you may find some useful ideas here:

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
  4. Megauliani thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    Thanks guys I'll start reading now. I really appreciate your help.

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