Turn off your Trackpad when not in use.

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

  1. anp27 macrumors regular

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    Brooklyn, NY
    #1
    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

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    Sep 3, 2014
    #2
    ..or get a set of rechargeable batteries and charge them now and then...
     
  3. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    Zurich, Switzerland
    #3
    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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