MBA Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jakesaunders27, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

    jakesaunders27

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    Hi,

    I have recently bought a MacBook Air and have installed my free upgrade to Mountain Lion and my battery goes down quite quickly by just browsing the internet! Is this normal?

    Cheers
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Depends on what sites you're on, and how you define "quite quickly."
     
  3. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just general browsing around i have mail and skype running all the time but i would say it lasts 3 hours at a push
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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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.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:
     
  5. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    How bright is your screen set at?

    Does having skype running mean your webcam is on all the time? I imagine that would be quite a drain.
     
  6. Moneymiike420 macrumors regular

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    I agree I think Skype is probably draining the battery and the brightness must play a factor as well..
     
  7. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    10.8.1 is supposed to address issues with battery life. If it was fine on 10.7.x and was drastically hurt by 10.8, you should see improvements in 10.8.1.
     
  8. stchman macrumors 6502a

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    I too have read complaints about ML's battery life on the MBA. One of the perils of early adoption.
     
  9. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone, thanks for your replies, skype doesnt have webcam on but it is open on chat so i will close it when im not using it, thanks again
     

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