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My battery on my MacBook Pro is advertised as lasting about 10 hours, it only lasts 4 hours which is disappointing...

What do I do to improve the battery? I use Safari instead of Chrome which I have been told improves the battery.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, 2 TBT3), macOS High Sierra (10.13.1)

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Try resetting the SMC: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295


See the section on Optimizing battery life: About Mac notebook batteries - Apple Support

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Nov 16, 2017 9:07 PM in response to samfromqueenstown In response to samfromqueenstown

Also, see if there are extra processes running in the background: Open Utilities > Activity Monitor > click on CPU > click on %CPU > click on it again, if necessary, to get the highest numbers to the top of the list/column. What are the highest numbers and the Process Names? Taking a screenshot and posting it may be easier.

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Nov 21, 2017 8:27 PM in response to samfromqueenstown In response to samfromqueenstown

Not good. You can run Apple Hardware Diagnostics and see if it catches anything: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202731 but I doubt it will. There's really not much you can do except try to minimize things that tax the battery, like the display brightness. Aside from that, if there really is a hardware issue, nothing's going to help except going to an AASP.

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