Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2013 2:17 PM (in response to petermac87)
WonderWizard's tip worked for me (Default energy settings reset...and turning off Photo Stream).
I'm about 2 and half weeks in and getting 6+ hours on battery life (MBPro 13-inch, Early 2011).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to donga007)
I have the same battery issue as everyone else after the 10.8.4 update..
I have already reinstalled ML and made no difference. My energy settings are where they should be.
Has anyone tried to restore their computer back to an older backup?
I'm about to do that tonight but wanted to find out if that has worked or not.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to snowboardrx10)
i downgraded from 10.8 back to 10.7, the battery life has gotten better but i swear it was still not as good as before i upgraded to 10.8
i got about 7+ hr using 10.7.4 before upgraded to 10.8. now i get about 5-6+ after i downgraded from 10.8 to 10.7.5
i think 10.8 somehow trashed something which does not make any sense to me. i am curious if others experience the same after downgrading back to 10.7.x
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 5:59 PM (in response to petermac87)
Just did a fresh install of mountain lion 10.8.5, that seems to have sorted out my battery issues which included lifespan shortening at an alarming rate and very short run time.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2013 6:19 AM (in response to Csound1)
Apple released MacBook Air SMC update 1.9, along with MacBook Pro SMC Firmware update 1.8 and Retina MacBook Pro SMC update 1.1. to address an issue that causes the battery to unexpectedly stop functioning.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 12:19 PM (in response to TacoLord187)
Sorry for the late post.
In my tests I've only seen a small improvement of about a half hour. That has been while running 7 programs (iTunes, iMessage, Email, Safari, Google Chrome, uTorrent, Twitter). Otherwise, pretty much the same terrible battery life.
I'm hoping that Mavericks will help correct this. If anyone sees a big change with the new OS please post. I feel as if we are alone on this.