Macbook Air Windows Battery Life

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by whyyou, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. whyyou macrumors newbie

    whyyou

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    I have a 2013 13" Macbook Air and I've noticed a drastic drop in battery life the past few months. I used to get about 7-8 hours and now it's about 4. I'm not sure if it's because I mostly use Windows 7 via Bootcamp on it.

    Have other people had this issue? I guess I'll need to try running Yosemite all day and see if I notice the same problem. But for school and work, I need Windows.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.
    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  3. jdphoto macrumors 6502

    jdphoto

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    When you got the 7-8 hours were you using Windows via BootCamp then? The drivers Apple uses for bootcamp are not nearly as power efficient and you will see a decrease in battery life in comparison to just running OS X.
     
  4. whyyou thread starter macrumors newbie

    whyyou

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    yeah, i was using boot camp then as well. the only changes i've made are keeping up with the windows updates suggested.
     

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