Latest update: AMAZING battery life

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

  1. anp27 macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'm seeing battery readings that I haven't really seen since Snow Leopard! Overall, just amazing.
  2. GoldenChild macrumors regular


    Jun 3, 2014
    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

    Jun 11, 2014
    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

    Aug 25, 2014
    Is this sarcastic? Mba should get more than that, no?
  5. Razer(x) macrumors regular


    May 7, 2014
    Chrome is a huge battery drainer on Mac
  6. got556 macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2013
    Chrome is a resource hog/drainer no matter what device or OS you're on, desktop and mobile alike... :(
  7. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2014
    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

    Aug 25, 2014
    Thx, reports about bad battery life were the main reason for my hesitation to upgrade.
  9. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2014
    Monroe, Louisiana
    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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