MacBook Pro Retina 13" 2013 Battery

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  1. amdatlon1, Mar 30, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2014

    amdatlon1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012

    I would like to ask about the battery life of your MacBook Pro Retina 13" late 2013.

    I have a second-hand laptop, while used, 6 cycles the battery, and also give me a little battery will last.

    If I'm at full brightness, surf the net, listen to songs, my macbook will last 4-5 hours, is this normal? Apple still gives time 9 hours.

    When I got almost to the minimum brightness lasts only seven hours, but even so it is a little mean.

    How long the battery will last you at what load?
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    I get around 7.5-8 hours with Preview, iTunes (plus EarPods), Pages and Safari, 62.5% brightness (10 bars out of 16).
  3. blackers10 macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2013
    I have a 15" mbpr and usually just browse Facebook and forums, sometimes have Rdio running through the built in speakers and I get roughly 7-8 hours.
    if you get into any sort of video or flash heavy stuff the battery life drops to 5-7 and if you play a game (roller coaster tycoon 3) it drops to 3 hours or so at a guess(fan goes full blast etc)

    I originally had issues with it lasting 7 hours MAX with all flash turned off etc and being very light on use and took it into a genius bar and they wiped everything and reinstalled OSX and ever since it has lasted for much longer than it ever did at first (was done approx 20 days out of the box)

    I would recommend using a click to flash add-on for safari or chrome as it stops both all the ads and limits the flash animations that just eat battery
  4. Davidkoh macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    I was watching TV-series on a flight for around 6-7 hours having 35% battery left when I arrived.
  5. Pheo macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2011
    Stop using full brightness. That'll likely be taking 2-3hrs off the battery life,
  6. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Sevierville, TN
    I got 9 +/- hours on each of the first 2 charges, amazing. Running the brightness at 75% and continuously watching streaming webcams (multiple running at the same time) and iTunes internet radio. Also reading and responding to emails.
  7. Barney63 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2014
    Bolton, UK.
    I get around 10 hours surfing using wifi and at 9 clicks.

  8. SquirrelGirl macrumors member


    Mar 13, 2014
    Sounds normal to me.

    You can maximize your battery life time by disabling auto backlit keyboard, turning time machine off, browsing with plugins disabled unless needed, etc. what you are doing on the computer makes a big difference too, music production vs editing word documents are worlds apart.

    I prefer a bright screen so I prefer to save battery time in those other ways, at around 75% brightness I can achieve 12+ hours.
  9. amdatlon1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2012
    so I reduced the brightness, stopped using firefox and safari started using a laptop while surfing and music poučúvaní lasts 10 hours, great
  10. deadwalrus macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2011
    Full brightness I get 5 hours or so. Min brightness I can get 15+ if I'm doing light surfing/word processing.

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