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  • 15. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    Corrr Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    This worked not as much for me on my MB Air (2010).

    After resetting the power manager, the time left for my battery fluctuates from 2 to 3 hours while working with Safari.

    On Snow Leopard I had up to 6 hours of battery life.

  • 16. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    paolomasera Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem after my upgrade to Lion my MBP 13" mid 2010 has only 2-3 hour of battery instead with Snow Leopard it worked for at least 4 hours without problem using Wifi and Bluetooth.

     

    Tried reset of Power Manager but it doesn't solve my problem I hope that Apple will release a patch about that soon.

     

    I don't have Citrix agent running...also latest Snow Leopard patch generated a problem similar it was due to Parallels icon resolution and Dock so I'm confident a similar solution.

  • 17. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    jettedi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. At first I turned off the backlit on the keyboard, thinking it would help. Not really. Now I regret installing the Lion. Hope they find the bug and fix it soon. If not, I am seriously considering going back to the Snow Leopard.

  • 18. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    Richard Nieves Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I followed this Apple advise about resetting System Management Controller and it worked for me:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

  • 19. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    oldcelt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Didn't for me.

  • 20. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    pomeberry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A clean restore and an SMC reset with full battery and while plugged in fixed it for me. I first tried the SMC reset before resotring to no avail. Then after restoring i realized that maybe just the SMC reset would have fixed it if it was properly done (I wasn't fully charged and I wasn't plugged in when I did it before restoring so I'm not sure if that would have affected the fix - the power adapter light should change when you release the buttons).

  • 21. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    fitguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just updated to OSX 10.7.1 a few minutes ago and still no help for the shortened battery life in the update.  Lion seems to have turned my 15" Macbook Pro 2.4 Ghz iCore5 machine into a hot plate.  guess I should either call apple in the morning or buy some eggs to cook!

  • 22. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    DragosP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have also upgraded tomac osx lion

    Same issues:

    Battery drains faster 1/2 lifetime as before

    Fans workat noisy level

    My mac bookpro 13" I7 gets hot

     

    Apple, please fix it

  • 23. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    fitguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I spoke with Apple this morning and the tech I spoke to did not seem to be competely aware of the problem so I informed him.

     

    He had me do two things:

     

    do a SMC reset

     

    and a PRAM reset

     

    now things are working just fine!

  • 24. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    Applemac3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same issue - after upgrading to Lion (i did a total clean install), the battery life on my macbook pro 13' 2010 has reduced significantly - now only showing c3hours left after I disconnect the magsafe (it used to be 5+ hours). I already tried to reset the SMC, which hasn't helped. Any ideas?

     

    I like Apple, but I think Lion is turning out to have too many issues/bugs than usual. It also seems slower to Snow Leopard when starting up after shutting down. Overall I'm a bit disappointed.

  • 25. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    ldipenti Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. I have the latest Macbook Pro 15" i7, first upgrades to Lion from Snow Leopard and got 3 hours of battery (being 6-7 the usual), I tried all resets that people is being talking about but none of that worked.

    Later, I tried to install Lion from scratch, and the battery issue persists, when will Apple acknowledge this problem and solve it? They've release a patch without this problem fixed! I don't understand why... :/

  • 26. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    ldipenti Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

     

    fitguy wrote:

     

    I spoke with Apple this morning and the tech I spoke to did not seem to be competely aware of the problem so I informed him.

     

    He had me do two things:

     

    do a SMC reset

     

    and a PRAM reset

     

    now things are working just fine!

    I did those things and first it seemed that the battery would last the usual time, but then I close the lid, wait it for be in sleep mode, and awake it, and the time estimate went don't again. I tried this a lot of times!

  • 27. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    gunaydemir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i upgrade to Lion after few days later my macbook pro battery completely dead....

  • 28. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    mirkofromturku Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Any fixes yet?

     

    I have tried the SMC and PRAM fixes. Helps Nothing! Found the conversation about Graphic Card and downloaded the program to switch Graphic Card when on battery. No help!

     

    I need a fix to this. My Mav Book Pro is early 2011 and the problem began immedeatly after updating to Lion! I really regret it, since I have to work cordless.

     

    Apple where is the FIX?????

  • 29. Re: OS X Lion Battery Life
    ldipenti Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    mirkofromturku wrote:

     

    Any fixes yet?

     

    I have tried the SMC and PRAM fixes. Helps Nothing! Found the conversation about Graphic Card and downloaded the program to switch Graphic Card when on battery. No help!

     

    I need a fix to this. My Mav Book Pro is early 2011 and the problem began immedeatly after updating to Lion! I really regret it, since I have to work cordless.

     

    Apple where is the FIX?????

    I have also done everything, I've reinstalled the system from scratch, did the SMC resetting ritual and all, but no luck either.

    I hope the next updates come with this much needed fix... anyone knows if Apple even acknowledge this being a problem?