How to Troubleshoot Battery Problems on MacBook Pro?

by karen minton I am a software engineer

Is your MacBook Pro battery exhausting quickly? Unfortunately, this battery problem arises with every MacBook models which irritates the users and affects their workability. Generally, MacBook’s battery life approximate is based on abridged brightness and light internet load such as browsing or surfing the internet or checking emails. If your battery percentage on the screen shows 100%, but while downloading videos your battery percentage substantially low, then no worries below in this article, we guide you through the process by which you can troubleshoot all MacBook battery related issues. To check how much your Mac consumes battery while you are using them, we suggest you write it on your copy that how much of the battery life your MacBook have left, then leave your book idle for at least 30-40 minutes, and after this, again note down the remaining battery life that has left after 30-40 minutes. In case, if the battery percentage is not reducing enough or doesn’t see big changes during the time you left it idle, then this indicates that your battery life will automatically return to the normal state and works effectively. Sometimes, users noticed that their MacBook Pro continued to drain much faster, even when users are not using it, follow the steps which are mentioned below and troubleshoot all your MacBook related issues. The steps are discussed below.

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Steps to Troubleshoot Battery Problems on MacBook Pro

Below are some fixes which help you in troubleshooting Battery problems on MacBook. Sometimes, these solutions are much time-consuming and complicated, but if you follow them in the same manner as listed below and doing, in the same way, will save time and unwanted errors. Here how to do it:

Restart your MacBook Pro

Many times, restarting the device helps you in fixing all sorts of issues. Restart your MacBook Pro by following the mentioned steps which are as follows:

  1. Firstly, tap on the ‘Menu’ tab located in the top left side of the MacBook Pro screen.
  2. Then, press the ‘Restart’ tab to reboot the MacBook.
  3. After that, a notification window will pop-up on the MacBook Pro screen and asked you to confirm the restart process by again tapping the ‘Restart’ tab.

Once you have done this, now the pops-up screen automatically starts a countdown from 59 seconds. Therefore, if you choose restart tab, then the computer system will complete the task. Finally, press the ‘Restart’ tab instantly to finish the process and restart the MacBook.

After the MacBook Pro restarted, again follow the above-mentioned steps and check if the battery exhaust has returned to a normal state. If not, follow the next step and continue the process.

Extend the Battery Life of Your MacBook Pro

  1. Firstly, turn down the brightness of MacBook Pro.
  2. Then, disable Wi-Fi, only if you don’t need to go online.
  3. Try to use headphones in place of speakers if you want to listen to music or audio on your MacBook Pro.
  4. Now, enable the ‘Automatic Graphics Switching, Put hard disks to sleep when possible’ and ‘Wake for Wi-Fi network access’ options located in the ‘Energy Saver’ window under the ‘System Preferences’ option.

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