Latest update: AMAZING battery life

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by anp27, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. anp27 macrumors regular

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    I'm seeing battery readings that I haven't really seen since Snow Leopard! Overall, just amazing.
     
  2. GoldenChild macrumors regular

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    Are you using Chrome or Safari as your main browser? With Chrome, on the latest update, my battery dies too fast. Safari makes it last longest ofc.
     
  3. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

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    same here. I'm seeing nearly 10 hours on 100% charge on my mid 2013 MBA. Have never seen that. lol.
     
  4. konradsa macrumors regular

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    Is this sarcastic? Mba should get more than that, no?
     
  5. Razer(x) macrumors regular

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    Chrome is a huge battery drainer on Mac
     
  6. got556 macrumors 6502

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    Chrome is a resource hog/drainer no matter what device or OS you're on, desktop and mobile alike... :(
     
  7. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

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    no sarcasm. I was getting 8 and change till now. I my opinion there's no such thing as a 12 hour battery under normal use. Maybe their testing use which is screen turned down to 50 percent, no keyboard backlighting and reading ibooks. But that's bulls**t. Under normal use for me was around 8 and now it's 9+ which is awesome. :)
     
  8. konradsa macrumors regular

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    Thx, reports about bad battery life were the main reason for my hesitation to upgrade.
     
  9. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm getting 8+ hours on my 2012 13" rMBP. (~100 cycles). I'm REAL happy with my battery life since the Yosemite upgrade. I wasn't aware that battery life was one of the benefits so I was real surprised. It seems like Apple made a bigger deal about power management with Mavericks.
     

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