10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2013 12:31 AM by LexSchellings
nekogirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I got my Air about month before Mavericks came out and the battery life was amazing on it. I was easily getting 14-10 hours of life using Chrome and Air Mail App, along with Power Point and MS Word. After the upgrade to Mavericks, it was slow but I started to notice that my battery life during classes was draining so much faster than before and I had not added anything 3rd party software, just the upgrade. I am now down to about 3.5 - 4.5 hours of battery life doing about the same things as before the upgrade. I did a couple of apps and I added (Sims 3 game). However, I have yet to touch it because of the diminished battery life.

 

I have included a copy of my Etrecheck, can somone take a look and let me know if you think I need to clean something off?

 

I did do the SMC reset and that seemed to to give a little juice (like putting new tire on your car but still not where it was before the Mavericks upgrade) as I am up to about 6 hours of battery life after the SMC reset.

 

Please let me know what other information you might need from me that would help and thank you so much!!

 

 

Hardware Information:

          MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)

          MacBook Air - model: MacBookAir6,1

          1 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores

          4 GB RAM

 

Video Information:

          Intel HD Graphics 5000 - VRAM: 1024 MB

 

Audio Plug-ins:

          BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.9

          AirPlay: Version: 1.9 - SDK 10.9

          AppleAVBAudio: Version: 2.0.0 - SDK 10.9

          iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3 - SDK 10.9

 

System Software:

          OS X 10.9 (13A603) - Uptime: 0 days 1:35:47

 

Disk Information:

          APPLE SSD SD0256F disk0 : (251 GB)

                    EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB

                    Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 250.14 GB (202.41 GB free)

                    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB

 

USB Information:

 

          Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub

                    Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

 

FireWire Information:

 

Thunderbolt Information:

          Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

 

Kernel Extensions:

 

Problem System Launch Daemons:

 

Problem System Launch Agents:

 

Launch Daemons:

          [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

          [loaded] com.ea.origin.ESHelper.plist

          [loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist

          [loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

 

Launch Agents:

          [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist

 

User Launch Agents:

          [loaded] com.adobe.ARM.[...].plist

 

User Login Items:

          iTunesHelper

 

3rd Party Preference Panes:

          Flash Player

          Flip4Mac WMV

 

Internet Plug-ins::

          o1dbrowserplugin: Version: 4.9.1.16010

          Default Browser: Version: 537 - SDK 10.9

          Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: 2.4.4.2

          AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 11.0.04 - SDK 10.6

          FlashPlayer-10.6: Version: 11.8.800.168 - SDK 10.6

          Silverlight: Version: 5.1.10411.0 - SDK 10.6

          Flash Player: Version: 11.8.800.168 - SDK 10.6 Outdated! Update

          QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3

          googletalkbrowserplugin: Version: 4.9.1.16010

          npgtpo3dautoplugin: Version: 0.1.44.29 - SDK 10.5

          AdobePDFViewer: Version: 11.0.04 - SDK 10.6

          SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.6

 

Bad Fonts:

          None

 

Old applications:

          Microsoft Alerts Daemon:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Alerts Daemon.app

          Microsoft AutoUpdate:          Version: 2.3.6 - SDK 10.4

                    /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app

          Microsoft Chart Converter:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Chart Converter.app

          Microsoft Clip Gallery:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Clip Gallery.app

          Microsoft Database Daemon:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Database Daemon.app

          Microsoft Database Utility:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Database Utility.app

          Microsoft Document Connection:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Document Connection.app

          Microsoft Error Reporting:          Version: 2.2.9 - SDK 10.4

                    /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MERP2.0/Microsoft Error Reporting.app

          Microsoft Excel:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Excel.app

          Microsoft Graph:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Graph.app

          Microsoft Language Register:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Additional Tools/Microsoft Language Register/Microsoft Language Register.app

          Microsoft Office Reminders:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Office Reminders.app

          Microsoft Outlook:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Outlook.app

          Microsoft PowerPoint:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft PowerPoint.app

          Microsoft Ship Asserts:          Version: 1.1.4 - SDK 10.4

                    /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MERP2.0/Microsoft Ship Asserts.app

          Microsoft Upload Center:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Upload Center.app

          Microsoft Word:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Word.app

          My Day:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/My Day.app

          Open XML for Excel:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Open XML for Excel.app

          SLLauncher:          Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5

                    /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight/OutOfBrowser/SLLauncher.app

          Solver:          Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Add-Ins/Solver.app

          SyncServicesAgent:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                    /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/SyncServicesAgent.app

 

Time Machine:

          Time Machine not configured!

 

Top Processes by CPU:

               2%          WindowServer

               2%          EtreCheck

               0%          mds

               0%          mds_stores

               0%          ocspd

 

Top Processes by Memory:

          147 MB          Google Chrome

          131 MB          com.apple.IconServicesAgent

          70 MB          Google Chrome Helper

          45 MB          mds_stores

          41 MB          WindowServer

 

Virtual Memory Statistics:

          1.86 GB          Free RAM

          1.39 GB          Active RAM

          261 MB          Inactive RAM

          502 MB          Wired RAM

          403 MB          Page-ins

          0 B          Page-outs

 

 

 

And here is my Battery (Power) info after the SMC reset and a few hours after it:

 

Battery Information:

 

  Model Information:

  Serial Number:          C01320305FKF90G4S

  Manufacturer:          DP

  Device Name:          bq20z451

  Pack Lot Code:          0

  PCB Lot Code:          0

  Firmware Version:          511

  Hardware Revision:          000a

  Cell Revision:          1198

  Charge Information:

  Charge Remaining (mAh):          2332

  Fully Charged:          No

  Charging:          No

  Full Charge Capacity (mAh):          5008

  Health Information:

  Cycle Count:          38

  Condition:          Normal

  Battery Installed:          Yes

  Amperage (mA):          -558

  Voltage (mV):          7628

 

System Power Settings:

 

  AC Power:

  System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          1

  Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          10

  Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          15

  Wake on AC Change:          No

  Wake on Clamshell Open:          Yes

  Wake on LAN:          Yes

  AutoPowerOff Delay:          14400

  AutoPowerOff Enabled:          1

  DarkWakeBackgroundTasks:          1

  Display Sleep Uses Dim:          Yes

  PrioritizeNetworkReachabilityOverSleep:          0

  Standby Delay:          10800

  Standby Enabled:          1

  Battery Power:

  System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          1

  Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          10

  Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          15

  Wake on AC Change:          No

  Wake on Clamshell Open:          Yes

  AutoPowerOff Delay:          14400

  AutoPowerOff Enabled:          1

  Current Power Source:          Yes

  DarkWakeBackgroundTasks:          0

  Display Sleep Uses Dim:          Yes

  Reduce Brightness:          Yes

  Standby Delay:          10800

  Standby Enabled:          1

 

Hardware Configuration:

 

  UPS Installed:          No

 

AC Charger Information:

 

  Connected:          No

  Charging:          No


MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 11" 2013
  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (14,715 points)

    I was easily getting 14-10 hours of life using Chrome and Air Mail App

     

     

    You may have made a typo there, 12 hours plus was possible on a 13" PRE-Mavericks and post......, but the 11" could not get near your indications pre-Mavericks.

     

    Mavericks for most people increases life as has been reported by arstechnica and others, and myself getting roughly 20% longer batt. life and 13+ hours on a 13"

     

     

    Yes, in your list discontinue use of CHROME temporarily, many indications are it has power issues in Mavericks currently (it was bad before now worse)

     

    Do some testing with Safari instead, and also reset SMC

     

    SMC reset

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    5. Press the power button to turn on the computer. 
      Note
      : The LED on the MagSafe power adapter may change states or temporarily turn off when you reset the SMC.

     

     

    Also FIREFOX released a new version today, build 26, which is optimized for power consumption on portable notebooks etc.


     

    However the time "remaining" indicator should not be presumed correct, as much testing on my part and others indicates that indicator is not accurate currently, however that has no bearing on ACTUAL time remaining, and is only an estimate.

     

     

  • nekogirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So basically, do what I already did, again and start using a different browser? That is your resolve to my question for this battery drain issue in Mavericks? (I have already done an SMC reset and got an extra 2 hours out of the battery.) I'm not trying to sound rude or anything but that sounds like a "helpdesk" brush off answer.

  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6 (14,715 points)

    Specifically after a new operating system, different applications sometimes lag in catch-up in optimization. (As history has revealed as is currently)

     

    Firefox, for example, accomplished this today with ver. 26.0

     

    Chrome, to date, has not.

     

    Much testing on many peoples behalf, indicate power excess use from Chrome with Mavericks, both before and especially after the release of Mavericks.

     

    Go to your Activity Monitor and verify Chrome (and other) power consumption at both use and in idle for confirmation.

     

    going thru your list from Etrecheck above indicates nothing outstanding from power consumption.

     

    3rd party application optimization for use with Mavericks rests with said party, be it Chrome or otherwise, and not with Apple Inc.

     

    You may consider an appt. at the Genius bar and have a one on one examination and diagnostics as you are rightly entitled either in or out of warranty, as this is the case.

     

     

    Peace

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,865 points)

    Wait, i am typing my answer to your post

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,865 points)

    OK, here we go:

    In general: Safari 7, Mavericks, Mail 7, this makes the Mavericks system very different from Mountain Lion.

    1. You will have to uninstall Origin: this is not compatible.

    2. Chrome causes a lot of "friction" in Mavericks, uninstalll it and use Safari.

    3. I saw that you uninstalled a lot of software iwth help of an uninstaller (Apptrap perhaps?): Uninstall that uninstaller also, when you are ready with uninstalling.

    ---- this will probably solve all or most of the issue.

    - Also you can delete both Adobe.PDF.Viewer plugins, no need to have that in Safari 6, or 7.

    Then you can at the same time delete oldbrowser plugin.

    - Update flashplayer or throw it out.

    I will look in your settings after this, make a new etrecheck list.

    Lex

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (168,765 points)

    1. Check the cycle count of the battery. It may be due for replacement. If the power adapter is connected almost all the time, the battery may need replacing even though the cycle count is not too high.

    2. Follow these instructions, or these for OS X 10.9 or later.

    3. You can also try resetting the SMC.

    4. Make sure your system is up to date in Software Update.

    5. Make a "Genius" appointment at an Apple Store, or go to another authorized service center.

    Back up all data on the internal drive(s) before you hand over your computer to anyone. If privacy is a concern, erase the data partition(s) with the option to write zeros* (do this only if you have at least two complete, independent backups, and you know how to restore to an empty drive from any of them.) Don’t erase the recovery partition, if present.

    Keeping your confidential data secure during hardware repair

    *An SSD doesn't need to be zeroed.

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,865 points)

    any new information?

  • nekogirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Lex - Thanks for replying! Working on your recommends now.

    Will update you when I'm finished.

     

    Much appreciated!!

  • nekogirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Lex,

     

    Not sure why but I had a hard time finding all of the related files to get rid of Origin. But I think I finally got them. I just uninstalled Flash and Chrome. I don't like Safari but all well. I suppose I can deal with it it until Apple fixes this battery issue and then maybe I can go back to Chrome. Safari isn't too happy with certain websites, under the Preferences/Security there is an error message that reads "Google Safe Browsing Service Is Not Available. Has not been updated in 8 days."

     

    Haven't noticed a change in battery since doing all of this so let me know if it will take a couple of days to reset. Or if you see anything else that I can do to help. Thank!

     


    Hardware Information:

              MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)

              MacBook Air - model: MacBookAir6,1

              1 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU: 2 cores

              4 GB RAM

     

    Video Information:

              Intel HD Graphics 5000 - VRAM: 1024 MB

     

    Audio Plug-ins:

              BluetoothAudioPlugIn: Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.9

              AirPlay: Version: 1.9 - SDK 10.9

              AppleAVBAudio: Version: 2.0.0 - SDK 10.9

              iSightAudio: Version: 7.7.3 - SDK 10.9

     

    System Software:

              OS X 10.9 (13A603) - Uptime: 0 days 1:16:31

     

    Disk Information:

              APPLE SSD SD0256F disk0 : (251 GB)

                        EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted>: 209.7 MB

                        Macintosh HD (disk0s2) /: 250.14 GB (211.47 GB free)

                        Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted>: 650 MB

     

    USB Information:

     

              Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub

                        Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller

     

    FireWire Information:

     

    Thunderbolt Information:

              Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus

     

    Kernel Extensions:

     

    Problem System Launch Daemons:

     

    Problem System Launch Agents:

     

    Launch Daemons:

              [loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist

              [loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist

              [loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

     

    Launch Agents:

              [loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist

     

    User Launch Agents:

     

    User Login Items:

              iTunesHelper

     

    3rd Party Preference Panes:

              Flip4Mac WMV

     

    Internet Plug-ins::

              SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.6

              Flip4Mac WMV Plugin: Version: 2.4.4.2

              QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.3

              Silverlight: Version: 5.1.10411.0 - SDK 10.6

              npgtpo3dautoplugin: Version: 0.1.44.29 - SDK 10.5

              Default Browser: Version: 537 - SDK 10.9

     

    Bad Fonts:

              None

     

    Old applications:

              Microsoft Alerts Daemon:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Alerts Daemon.app

              Microsoft AutoUpdate:          Version: 2.3.6 - SDK 10.4

                        /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MAU2.0/Microsoft AutoUpdate.app

              Microsoft Chart Converter:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Chart Converter.app

              Microsoft Clip Gallery:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Clip Gallery.app

              Microsoft Database Daemon:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Database Daemon.app

              Microsoft Database Utility:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Database Utility.app

              Microsoft Document Connection:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Document Connection.app

              Microsoft Error Reporting:          Version: 2.2.9 - SDK 10.4

                        /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MERP2.0/Microsoft Error Reporting.app

              Microsoft Excel:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Excel.app

              Microsoft Graph:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Graph.app

              Microsoft Language Register:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Additional Tools/Microsoft Language Register/Microsoft Language Register.app

              Microsoft Office Reminders:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Office Reminders.app

              Microsoft Outlook:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Outlook.app

              Microsoft PowerPoint:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft PowerPoint.app

              Microsoft Ship Asserts:          Version: 1.1.4 - SDK 10.4

                        /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/MERP2.0/Microsoft Ship Asserts.app

              Microsoft Upload Center:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Upload Center.app

              Microsoft Word:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Microsoft Word.app

              My Day:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/My Day.app

              Open XML for Excel:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Open XML for Excel.app

              SLLauncher:          Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5

                        /Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight/OutOfBrowser/SLLauncher.app

              Solver:          Version: 1.0 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Add-Ins/Solver.app

              SyncServicesAgent:          Version: 14.3.8 - SDK 10.5

                        /Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/SyncServicesAgent.app

     

    Time Machine:

              Time Machine not configured!

     

    Top Processes by CPU:

                   2%          WindowServer

                   1%          EtreCheck

                   0%          ocspd

                   0%          mds

                   0%          mds_stores

     

    Top Processes by Memory:

              225 MB          com.apple.IconServicesAgent

              102 MB          Finder

              62 MB          Safari

              41 MB          mds_stores

              41 MB          WindowServer

     

    Virtual Memory Statistics:

              2.01 GB          Free RAM

              1.19 GB          Active RAM

              302 MB          Inactive RAM

              507 MB          Wired RAM

              228 MB          Page-ins

              0 B          Page-outs

     

     

    Battery Information:

      Charge Information:

      Charge Remaining (mAh):          2844

      Fully Charged:          No

      Charging:          No

      Full Charge Capacity (mAh):          5006

      Health Information:

      Cycle Count:          39

      Condition:          Normal

      Battery Installed:          Yes

      Amperage (mA):          -538

      Voltage (mV):          7718

     

    System Power Settings:

     

      AC Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          1

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          10

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          15

      Wake on AC Change:          No

      Wake on Clamshell Open:          Yes

      Wake on LAN:          Yes

      AutoPowerOff Delay:          14400

      AutoPowerOff Enabled:          1

      DarkWakeBackgroundTasks:          1

      Display Sleep Uses Dim:          Yes

      PrioritizeNetworkReachabilityOverSleep:          0

      Standby Delay:          10800

      Standby Enabled:          1

      Battery Power:

      System Sleep Timer (Minutes):          1

      Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes):          10

      Display Sleep Timer (Minutes):          15

      Wake on AC Change:          No

      Wake on Clamshell Open:          Yes

      AutoPowerOff Delay:          14400

      AutoPowerOff Enabled:          1

      Current Power Source:          Yes

      DarkWakeBackgroundTasks:          0

      Display Sleep Uses Dim:          Yes

      Reduce Brightness:          Yes

      Standby Delay:          10800

      Standby Enabled:          1

     

    Hardware Configuration:

     

      UPS Installed:          No

     

    AC Charger Information:

     

      Connected:          No

      Charging:          No

     


  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (6,865 points)

    Good work.

    Safari is a bit hesitant at times that is because it is much better at keeping rubbish out.

    Chrome is leaking memory (Mavericks new method of handling memory has probably problems with it) and not safe.

    I am not sure about Airplay1.9, it is not up to date I think, and you better dump it at all.

    Also I think you may take out

    npgtpo3dautoplugin

    from the internet plugins.

    Everything about your battery and usage of the mac is OK now I think.

    I have the Standby delay at 4200 instead of 10800 (which is never).

    Give it a few days.

    Lex