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mantral

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 29, 2021
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Am I the only one facing rapid battery drain on Monterey (2017 i5 MBP)?
It takes less than two hours of listening to the music (via Music app) to go down to 20% from fully charged one. I've to charge it few times a day in order to use it normally.
Anyone struggles with similar behavior?
 

mg2687

macrumors newbie
Sep 15, 2016
3
1
I have a 2018 i7 MBP and initially after updating to Montery, my battery drain was bad, too. I re-installed Monterey (via starting up in recovery mode) and since then, it seems to be back to normal.
 

mantral

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 29, 2021
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That's how I've installed it initially, yet drainage was exceptional... Downgraded to Big Sur eventually, doesn't look like Monterey is suited to work flawlessly with older MBP's or it's "buy new one to have it running" approach.
 

MacGizmo

macrumors 68040
Apr 27, 2003
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I'm not having battery drain issues with my 2019 16" MBPro, but I know others that are. It's frustrating how you can have two of the exact same Macs, with fresh OS installs and no 3rd-party apps installed, and they still can have dramatically different battery life or OS issues.

I can't wait to leave Intel Macs behind... if nothing else, it sounds like battery drain issues won't be something I would have to deal with.
 

fisherking

macrumors G4
Jul 16, 2010
11,177
5,515
ny somewhere
i've been fine with my (already-much-degraded) battery... until the beta update of 2feb22; had my macbook on my dresser, asleep (no power nap or 'wake for network access'), and my battery was at 1% this morning.

anyone else seeing this with the new beta?

EDIT: and today it's ok. so, somehow, right after the beta install, the battery drained fast. today (a day later), seems same as usual. huh!
 
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