MBA Battery Life with Mavericks

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cedwhatev, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. cedwhatev macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2011
    Yes.. this thread was going to start sooner or later.. we all know it. How's everyone finding theirs so far? I'm on a 2013 8/256 11" and been using it for an hour now, and it's still on 100%. Indicator started at 8:46 and climbed up to 10:40, seems like we have a winner! :D
  2. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2013
    mine was at 86% when i started install went down to 69% after install and have been using it intermittently for web browsing and making the various app updates since so for about 3h now its at 56%

    so i'd say not bad given that updating/installing stuff take a bunch of juice :D
  3. filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    My 2012 Air is showing 6 Watts at idle, with the screen brightness 4 clicks above half. Battery is at 98% and current usage is over 6 hours, with 6 hours estimated for internet browsing. Before it idled at around 7 watts so I'd say it's an improvement.

    The fan is making a slight buzzing noise since I installed it though, what's up with that?
  4. Enrico Pallazzo macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2013
    11" Air (2011 model) here and it seems to have gone from just over 4 hours to 5+ hours. I'm only going by the system's own calculations though as I haven't actually drained the battery since updating.

    I went from a full charge to about 85% in an hour but that was with a lot of reboots/updates/testing and such. I'm hoping to see it push 6 hours or so under normal usage.
  5. skndmx macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2013
    2013 MBA 13inch 8G/256G battery got worse after upgrading to Mavericks. Before it was around 11 hours , now it's only around 6 hours with the same apps.
  6. KiwiAdventure macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2010
    New Zealand
    My 2013 13" 256g has gone to 15 hours and still has 5.3 hours of battery since I installed Maverick Tuesday. Usually I need to charge at the end of each working day.
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    For this thread to be useful, need an *after* calibration, then back to your working routine, average data for 1 week, THEN tell us what you see, otherwise is all anecdotal. Don't forget to disclose your machine's made year.
  8. technowar macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2011
    Cebu, Philippines
    2013 13" i5/8/256 now only have 11 hours with Safari and Terminal running. Should I worry?


    Clean installed the machine with Mt. Lion and upgraded to Mavericks.
  9. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Only shows 8hours with safari only running!?
    Is this normal?
  10. iLondoner macrumors 6502


    I'm experiencing a massive improvement in battery runtime (battery life is life expectancy which is quite different) with my 13-in Mid 2011.

    I didn't take any measurements beforehand but the difference is so noticeable I'd guess at sometime like 30% or even more.

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