UI lag on low battery

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by snapdragonx, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. snapdragonx macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    When my Macbook gets to around 5-6% battery, I start noticing significant UI lag. Animation stutter, delay when clicking Finder windows, stutter when scrolling, etc.

    When I connected it to the power cable, no more lag.

    I realise this is probably a battery saving feature, i.e. the CPU is being throttled to try and conserve power. But has anyone else noticed it? And can it be turned off?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd say OSX is probably trying to conserve as much power as possible to keep your computer going. I personally don't make it a habit to run down my battery that much so I haven't noticed this.

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