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Top tips for extending the battery life of your Mac.

March 7, 2016

 

 

If you find that the battery on your Mac is always running out in what seems like no time at all, then maybe you need to speak to our Mac experts and we can have a look at your Mac for you. Alternatively, if you are just looking at ways you can extend the battery life of your Mac then this blog post will really help you – it’s got some great simple tips you can try to extend your battery life.

 

If you’re not using your Bluetooth or Wi-Fi then turn it off. Of course this is not ideal in all situations as you may need to use the Wi-Fi regularly, but if you’re just writing a long document or watching a film then flip off the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as a sure fire way to stop using more battery juice.

You could also adjust the screen brightness to save battery power as the brightness can eat your battery power, and the same goes for your iPhone. To lower your screen brightness on a Mac keep pressing F1 until the brightness is bright enough for you to see, but low enough to save battery power.

 

Have a look at your energy saver preferences and tweak the energy saver preferences that you can, for example put hard disk(s) to sleep when possible, move slider bars for Computer Sleep and Display Sleep and automatically reduce brightness before the display goes to sleep. These are just some examples of the energy saver preferences that you can tweak.

 

If you’re using your Mac in daylight hours then turn off the backlit keyboard as this eats away at your battery power. You can still turn it back on when you’re using it in the dark, but try and avoid it when you’re using it in the daytime, when it’s bright.

When you’re not using discs make sure you eject them, although they are only using a small amount of battery power it is still a waste of battery power that you may need later in the day; they don’t draw a ton of power from the Mac but every little battery power saving helps!

 

These are just some ways in which you can extend the battery life of your Mac, but if you are finding the battery is just draining then give us a call and we can have a look at your Mac for you.

 

 

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