1. Update your MacBook
The first step you should be doing is updating your MacBook.Apple software upgrades frequently incorporate cutting-edge energy-saving capabilities. So always ensure your Mac is running the most recent version of macOS.
Just click on the Apple icon > About This Mac to update your software. Here, click on software update. Install any available updates.
2. Optimize your settings.
Optimizing your MacBook can improve the overall lifespan of the battery. Several Energy Saver preference menu settings control your MacBook’s power levels. Your MacBook knows when it is plugged in and behaves appropriately. If you maximize the performance of your MacBook by changing the settings, Macbook battery drain will be increased.
1. Brightness- As your screen consumes a lot of power, dim your screen to the lowest in which you are comfortable.
Click on the Apple menu > System Preferences and selecting battery. Tick the box next to “Slightly dim the display while on battery power” and disable Power Nap.
2. Turn on Optimized Battery Charging. It will reduce your battery aging.
3. Optimize video streaming while your MacBook is on battery.
3. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Turning off your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth while you are not using them will give a boost to your battery life. Select Airport in the menu bar and toggle off Wi-Fi on your Mac. You can disable Bluetooth by clicking on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar.
4. Shut down background apps
Your MacBook runs many things in the background. It may seem like it is only committed to your app in use. Still, you know that in the background, it is executing other applications, simultaneously while using your Mac’s resources and draining your battery faster.
To find out what background processes are going on, navigate to Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor and close the items you don’t need running in the background.
5. Turn on the battery percentage
It will be simpler to identify when your battery begins acting up if the percentage is displayed in your menu bar. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences.Click Dock & Menu Bar. Select battery from the sidebar. Here, check the box next toShow Percentage.
Every time you charge your MacBook from 1 to 100%, it is said to complete one charging cycle. The cycle is not met if you don’t charge it till 100% and stop charging just a little before the complete charge. Every time you do a full charge, your MacBook’s battery life percentage decreases. According to the official Apple website, most MacBook Pro and Air models have 1000 charge cycles.
You can check the current charge cycle from the Power option in the System Information menu.
- Use Command + Space keys to open Spotlight Search
- Type System Information to open the menu.
- Go to Hardware → Power, and here you will notice the current Cycle Count under the Battery Information section.