MacBook Pro 2016 Battery Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by selcuks, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. selcuks macrumors newbie

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    I've installed the new Sierra beta 10.12.3 and it hasn't helped my battery life at all, still can only get about 5.5 hours on the MBP 13 w/touch bar. Have absolutely no idea how CR achieved those figures!
     
  2. Nilhum macrumors regular

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    Return it and wait for next years model. Apple was working on packing more battery into the 2016 Macbook but did not have enough time
     
  3. skids929 macrumors 6502a

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    you can definitely get more than what you are getting now, but I agree CR #s are completely inaccurate and their testing is not real world if you ask me.

    You basically have to strip out some functions of the machine. remove Siri, turn down screen brightness, use only safari and install Ghostery. Shut off BT, and Notifications. Turn off Keyboard backlight and Autobrightness. When you are done for the day shut the machine down entirely. All these things will help if you haven't done it already. If you have, maybe take it to Apple.

    If I think of anything I may have forgot that I did I will repost. Poster above is correct btw, they put a small battery in these, can't get around that with Software updates. Anything new won't be out until very late next year, and there is no guarantee there either. So if can't wait you can make this one work just fine. I love mine, but I retired a very old white MB.
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Have you been checking your activity monitor to see what uses the energy? CR's tests are done at what many consider low screen brightness (100 nits), and with Safari. Is that what you're using?
     
  5. skids929 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure how may nits, but yes I use safari and my brightness is right to the top left corner of the #9 key all the time. I used to check my AM a lot, now I just use it and enjoy it and accept that the battery life is just good, not stellar.
     
  6. selcuks thread starter macrumors newbie

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