MBA Battery

jakesaunders27

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Original poster
Jan 23, 2012
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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
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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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:
 

NewbieCanada

macrumors 68030
Oct 9, 2007
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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.
 

Moneymiike420

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Jul 18, 2012
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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.
I agree I think Skype is probably draining the battery and the brightness must play a factor as well..
 

shamash

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Jul 19, 2008
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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.
 

jakesaunders27

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 23, 2012
896
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United Kingdom
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