While we gave you a few tips last Sunday on how to save battery power on your MacBook so you can continue to get the most out of it for even longer – especially with the short battery life of the MacBook Pro 2016 – our advice may not have been able to get all the hours of use you need. So today we’re coming back to you with more and better ways to extend the battery life of your MacBook.
Lock up what you don’t use, but lock it up!
If you’re done checking out Safari – remember, Safari before Google Chrome – close it. Don’t leave it open just in case you need it later. If you need it again later, use it again, but don’t leave it in the background for hours and hours, as it will still consume as many resources -yes, that’s why it’s sometimes slower- as it does battery, so it’s better to close it and avoid it ending up with your battery.
The same is true with Wi-Fi, with Bluetooth, or even with audio , because although it may seem strange, it can consume more music through the speakers of the notebook wanted by a Bluetooth device, because of the power they need. Anyway, the connections you do not use, turn them off too.
Enables automatic updates
Apple is usually quite careful about software, and its products are not exactly short on updates. Yes, it is true that some of them may have some problems, but most of them bring quite a few performance and battery life improvements . So, don’t be so lazy and turn on automatic updates, what does it cost you?
Connect it to connect
Sounds weird, doesn’t it? But it’s as simple as connecting your MacBook to power when you’re using it as an external battery to charge your iPhone, iPad, or, who knows, even your AirPods. If you just charge them, you’ll see the battery level drop , so it’s a good idea to keep it plugged in.
And these are the tricks we bring you today. Didn’t they work at all? Don’t worry, we’ll be back soon with more tips to help make your MacBook battery last as long as it can and beyond.