Turn off your Trackpad when not in use.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by anp27, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. anp27 macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'm convinced now that the best way to save battery life on the Magic Trackpad is by turning it off when you're not using it. I mean like physically turning it off with the power button on the right. I use to think that the Trackpad was smart enough to shut itself off but I've now proven that it doesn't... at least not my Trackpad. Now my batteries last a little over a month as opposed to a few weeks. I'm not sure if "a little over a month" is even that great but my Trackpad is about 4/5 years old now and I guess they weren't really built to last.

    It's too bad that I love the Trackpad too much and I just can't ever go back to using a mouse again.
  2. Mikael H macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    ..or get a set of rechargeable batteries and charge them now and then...
  3. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    Zurich, Switzerland
    What is really killing my (rechargeable) batteries on both the keyboard and the trackpad is PowerNap.
    Once I disabled that, the batteries lasted much, much longer.
    I've disabled every checkbox in the Powersave-dialogue, except for the first one (sorry, I've got a German OS X, don't know what it read in English)

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