How to get Maximum out of your MAC Battery

Here are some tips to help you get the Maximum out of your MAC battery. Just some simple steps but highly effective.

Always Keep your MAC updated to the latest OS

Always make sure your MAC is updated to the latest version of OS. If you’re connected to the Internet, MAC OS automatically checks for software updates every week, but you still control when the updates are installed. So, make sure it up-to-date

Optimize your Settings

Energy: The Energy Saver preference pane includes several settings that determine power levels for your MacBook. Your MacBook knows when it’s plugged in and runs accordingly. When using battery power, it dims the screen and uses other components sparingly. If you change this setting to maximize performance, your battery will drain more quickly.

Press the  > System Preferences > Energy Saver.

Brightness. Dim the screen to the lowest comfortable level to achieve maximum battery life. To control the Screen brightness quickly use the Function Keys F1(Low) & F2(High).

If you are using Macbook Pro then I’d recommend to dim the Lights on your backlit keyboard as well – Function keys F5 & F6

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi consumes power, even if you are not using it to connect to a network. When you are not using the WiFi connection, turn it off.

Applications and Peripherals: Disconnect peripherals and quit applications not in use. Eject an SD card if you’re not currently using it.

Plug in and power on your MacBook to charge other devices

While charging other devices via USB, make sure to keep your MAC plugged in and powered on. Otherwise those devices may drain the battery in your MacBook faster than normal.

Follow these steps and you’ll see a considerable jump in your MAC’s Battery Life. I noticed at least 25% bump in my MAC’s battery life.

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