Category: battery

How to Show Battery Percentage in Menu Bar of MacOS Monterey & Big Sur

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Are you a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air user who likes to keep an eye on their Mac laptop battery life? Want to see the battery percentage in the menubar of MacOS with Monterey or Big Sur? Let’s check how you can show the battery percentage indicator in the menu bar of macOS with the latest operating systems.

The battery percentage indicator is a quick and easy way to determine how long you can keep using your MacBook before it runs out of juice. Sure, the battery icon itself can be used to determine this, but it only gives a rough estimate rather than a more…

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Why is My Mac Draining Battery While Sleeping?

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Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook users may have noticed their computers are draining battery even when the Mac is sleeping and not in use. This seems like a peculiar issue, but it turns out there there may be an explanation.

A simple way to diagnose this issue is by going to  Apple menu > System Preferences > Battery, then choosing “Usage History”. When you see the battery level drop but the ‘Screen On Usage’ is nonexistent, you know the battery is draining when the Mac is not in use. The screenshot above demonstrates this in a severe case,…

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iOS 15 Battery Life Drains Faster? Try These Tips

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Do you feel like battery life is worse after the iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 on your iPhone or iPad? Battery draining issues are commonly reported after major system software updates, and iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are no exception. Fortunately there’s usually an explanation to these battery life woes, and resolutions too.


For most users, updating to iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 goes without a hitch, but for others there is trouble and difficulty, with battery issues being amongst the top frustrations.

1: Just updated to iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 and battery life is worse? Wait

If you…

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How to Check Apple Watch Battery Health

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If you’ve been using your Apple Watch for a long time, you may want to check its battery health to see if it’s still operating at peak performance, or if it requires a battery service. It’s pretty easy to check the health of your Apple Watch battery, so let’s review how to do that.

As you probably know, batteries don’t last forever. In fact, their performance slowly deteriorates over time. This applies to all battery-powered devices, which include the iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and your Apple Watch. However, Apple makes it easy to check battery…

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How to Check Your Mac’s Battery Health

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Wondering about the health of your Mac laptop battery? It’s pretty easy to check the condition and maximum capacity of a battery in modern macOS versions, and if you’ve had your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air for aw while now, you may have noticed the battery performance isn’t quite what it was when you first got the machine.

We’re sure most of us already know how the battery in our electronic devices degrades slowly over a period of time. Accordingly, you cannot expect the top rated battery life on a MacBook that you’ve been using regularly…

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How to Recalibrate Battery on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, & iPhone 11 Pro Max

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If you own an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, and you’ve noticed less than ideal battery health for your device, this article is just for you. The good news is that there’s nothing wrong with your iPhone. And with newer iOS versions, you can recalibrate the battery for these devices.

Over the past few months, several iPhone owners have reported inaccurate estimates of the Battery Health feature in iOS. The issue primarily affected last year’s flagship iPhone 11 line-up, where the maximum battery capacity displayed was a lot lower than what…

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iOS 14.6 Battery Life Draining Issues? 8 Tips to Help

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Some iPhone and iPad users have reported that battery life is suffering after updating to iOS 14.6 on their device.

Battery draining issues are reported after virtually every system software update, and often issues with battery life are simply the natural result of installing a software update and the associated tasks that go on in the background after that update is installed.

Nonetheless sometimes there are bigger issues, bugs, or other quirks that can cause battery draining problems and reduced battery life of iPhone after installing an iOS software…

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MacBook Automatically Lowering Brightness on Battery? Here’s How to Fix it

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Is your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air automatically lowering the brightness of its display whenever it’s on battery? This may be happening for several different reasons, but it’s nothing you can’t fix. If you’d like a Mac laptop to stop adjusting display brightness on it’s own, read on.

Most of us are familiar with how power efficient MacBooks are when they’re unplugged. The new M1 MacBook Air promises up to 15 hours of wireless web browsing whereas the M1 MacBook Pro takes it up a notch and delivers 17 hours. These are some serious numbers, make no…

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Problems with iOS 14.5.1 Update? Can’t Install? Battery Draining Issues?

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It appears that some users are having issues with iOS 14.5.1 and ipadOS 14.5.1, ranging from problems installing the update, to battery issues or a hot iPhone / iPad after install. These type of problems are usually rare, but they can happen to some users after virtually any system software update, and thus these circumstances are generally not specific to this release.

Like most iOS and iPadOS updates, these issues are usually easy to resolve if you experience them.

Problems Installing iOS 14.5.1 / iPadOS 14.5.1

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How to Make Mac Turn Off or On Automatically

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Did you know that you can set your Mac to start up or shut down on its own? This is an energy-saving feature that macOS has to offer, and it has been available since the earliest days of Mac OS X. Regardless of how long scheduled booting and shutdowns have been available, many Mac users may not be aware of this handy feature.

When your Mac is idle, whether it’s a MacBook or an iMac, it still consumes power, just a lot lower than it typically would under load or regular usage. If you’re the kind of person who leaves your computer running all night, this…

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