This article will discuss how you can fix the issues of rapid battery drainage in macOS Big Sur. Your experience may be well and good up to some extent, but when it comes to battery, you might be facing issues as usual. Several users also complained that their battery was only delivering power for up to 2 to 3 hours that earlier used to be over 7 hours of battery life. We have come out with certain fixes that you may follow to prevent the quick battery drainage on your notebook. These fixes will help prevent issues and will improve battery life. There might be more than one possible reason why your notebook’s battery might be draining more quickly than expected. It could be because of the battery that has been worn-out, cluttered storage, outdated and power-hungry applications that might be running in the background, thereby consuming a huge amount of power supply. You may delete or update the apps that are outdated or the software itself, clean your Mac, or replace your device’s battery with a new one.
Let’s proceed further and get started with the steps further to prevent rapid battery drainage issues:
Use Activity Monitor to Track Down the Possible Reasons Behind Rapid Battery Drainage
The first step you should begin with is that you should track down the possible reasons behind rapid battery drainage by using the Activity Monitor so that you may prevent them from happening. The steps are pretty simple and straightforward. You need to go to “Applications,” then click on “Utilities,” and tap on “Activity Monitor” to figure out the applications or features that are consuming a lot of resources on your notebook. You can check the initial status using different tabs Memory, Disk, CPU, Energy, and Network. You need to pay special attention to the “Energy” tab because it plays a significant role in tracking down the relative measure of initial energy consumption of every app. Please be noted that the lower the impact of energy, the better it will be.
Customization of Battery Settings to Improve the Battery Life of macOS Big Sur
Apple has recently introduced smarter settings with macOS Big Sur in terms of battery. These settings can be used to improve the battery life of your notebook. It lets you track down the history of battery usage of the previous 24 hours to up to 10 days.
You need to head over to “System Preferences” and tap on “Battery.” You can also click on the battery menu appearing at the upper-right side of your device’s screen and click on “Battery Preferences.” Four options regarding the battery will appear in the sidebar: Power Adapter, Schedule, Usage History, and Battery. Tap on “Battery,” and you can then make modifications in the battery settings according to your requirements.
Use of Dark Mode
The Dark Mode is not only comfortable for your eyes, but also it is a power-efficient feature that helps reduce battery consumption. While it is active on your Mac, you will notice that the battery of your notebook lasts longer than you would have expected.
To enable it, you need to tap on the “Control Center” button located on the top-right side of the device’s screen. Further, tap on the “Display” option and select “Dark Mode” for your device.
Force Quit Apps When Used
Force quitting apps can extend the notebook’s battery life. This is because the longer the apps remain open, the more will be the battery consumption. Not only will your battery drain quickly but also, it will slow down the notebook’s functioning.
You can force quit apps with two possible ways: You can either control-click on the app and tap on “Quit” or go to the Apple menu appearing on the upper-left side of your screen and select “Force Quit.” Further, choose the app that you want to stop from running in the background.
Prefer Using Safari over Chrome
Even though Chrome is probably one of the most popular feature-rich browsers, it still doesn’t have the scores well when efficiency is concerned. It consumes a huge amount of battery and resources of the device. You should prevent its full-time use on Mac. We would instead suggest you use Safari as your full-time browser on Mac. Apple has improved its browser a lot in privacy and security, alongside adding various notable features to provide an enhanced browsing experience to the users.
Suppose you want to prevent the rapid battery drainage on your Mac. In that case, you can rely on Safari as it not only consumes a lesser amount of battery and resources when compared to Chrome but also it offers seamless syncing across various Apple devices.
Update Apps & Software
Not only the outdated apps but also the software that is out of date may create various issues on your Mac. One among them is consuming an excessive amount of battery. Hence, we recommend you to keep your apps as well as software up to date.
To check if the apps are updated or not, head over to the App Store and tap on the icon of your profile appearing below on the left side of the sidebar. Further, tap on the “Updates” option and then press the “Update All” button, and all the installed apps will start updating in a while.
To check for the software update, go to “System Preferences” and click on “Software Update” and further download and install the most recent version of the software. So, these were the fixes that you can follow to prevent quick battery drainage on your Mac. The fixes, as mentioned above, will undoubtedly help you fix the battery issues.