Solution to the NEW MBA i5 and i7 battery discrepancy!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by urbantea, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. urbantea macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Okay. Some of the 2013 MBA say they last 12 hours, some 15 and some only 7-8 hours. I found this in another thread and it works! First my MBA is an i7, 8gb ram, 256 and the battery indicator only read 7-8 hours, not 12+ like others.

    Here's the solution.

    Charge the battery 100% full.
    Restart computer (at this point, the battery life should read higher)
    drain the battery to 0%
    Leave it for 2-3 hours.

    repeat above again. Do this 1-3x and next time your battery is full 100%, you can right cilck it and it will say 12+ hours!

    I havne't tested it to see if it lasts 10+ hours...i'm doing that now...

    Currently lasted 2.5 hours and it went from 100% to 77%. So looks like it's on its way to 10 hours.

    (with youtube music), 2 clicks on keyboard brightness, and half full on screen brightness.
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York

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