MBP TB 2016 - don't upgrade to 10.12.2 beta!

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  1. npreq macrumors member

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    So i tried the 10.12.2 beta yesterday thinking it'll have the newest graphic and touchbar fixes (safari sometimes leaves some corruption on tabs). And it kinda did (they made the touchbar animation a little bit cleaner).

    But it also messed up my battery hard. The icon will no longer tell you how much time you have left, just a mythical Power Source : Battery. Activity monitor will give you a really low estimated time, and the battery seems to go down like crazy.

    I've confirmed with a different user in the EU owners thread that my BootROM is updated to MBP133.0226.B07, and I'm placing the bet that that's where the problem is at. Reseting the SMC, nvram or going back to 10.12.1 doesn't fix the problem.

    So yeah, don't do that. Hopefully the next beta or 10.12.2 release doesn't have this issue and it will fix mine

    Edit : My specs are 2016 TB 15', 2.6Ghz, Radeon 460, 512GB SSD
     
  2. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    Did you try if iStat Menus shows remaining battery life properly?
     
  3. happyhippo1337 macrumors regular

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    I can a 100% confirm this. I updated to the Beta and yesterday evening my 15' battery would go down by 20% in half an hour doing nothing! No estimated battery time showing. Going back to normal didn't do any good. I am baffled ...
     
  4. Creep89 macrumors 6502

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    OH BOY I really did not expect that you can make the MacBook experience even worse than it is currently.
     
  5. npreq thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I don't have that app, I use coconutbattery. I somehow made it to work okay, with multiple smc reset attempts (I seriously HATE how this all works now). That said, I still get no graph in activity monitor and all of this just works weird.

    The times are different because the apps poll at different intervals
    --- Post Merged, Dec 2, 2016 ---
    And here's the activity monitor screwing up, back on 10.12.1
     

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  6. dan9700 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah i installed beta 4 and made my 2016 maxed out 15 slow and even going back to 10.12.1 clean install didnt help??? Why is this what does the beta do to it even with clean install, will the final 10.12.2 be better i hope
     
  7. npreq thread starter macrumors member

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    It updates your bootrom, that resides in the firmware. Abd before you ask, no, you cant downgrade :(
     
  8. dan9700 macrumors 65816

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    That sucks thats why my macbook has been playing up then, do u think it will be fixed in final version
     
  9. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Reports back to the company. That's what beta is for.
     
  10. npreq thread starter macrumors member

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    I did
     
  11. aevan macrumors 68000

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    "Even worse?" It's amazing currently.
     
  12. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    Not Sure... no issue here. I have 10.12.2 beta 4 on my Macbook Pro 13" TB. Doesn't seem to have an effect on battery... I'm getting the same battery as before the update (relatively poor compared to the "10 hours" promised). And my battery meter seems to function fine.
     
  13. npreq thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you show me your activity monitor on the energy tab? And list your firmware version for SMC, BootRom and Battery?
     
  14. glindon macrumors regular

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    My battery has taken a dive since the latest beta. Oddly, unchecking automatic graphics switching uses less power on the dGPU than the iGPU. Figure that one out! I show 12w at idle with the dGPU and 20w when switched back to the iGPU. After a reboot the iGPU is showing 8w, which should be about normal, but then it suddenly jumps back to using 20 plus watts while still keeping idle. Screen brightness was just past 50% in these screenshots.
    Screen Shot 2016-12-01 at 6.03.04 AM.png Screen Shot 2016-12-01 at 6.06.00 AM.png Screen Shot 2016-12-01 at 6.09.00 AM.png
     
  15. sinoka56 macrumors regular

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    so they removed QA teams and use beta users as the QA ...

    free workers yay ~
     

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