The Apple MacBook Air is clearly among the most popular laptop devices out there. It boasts of a solid build quality and is extremely well put together. All of that is taken to a whole new level with the new MacBook Air that is simply awesome.
However, lest you believe the MacBook Air also has an invincible quality to it, well that again is a myth at best. For the laptop does tend to have critical issues and might even require a visit to the MacBook Service Center even though it still fares far better among the others of its class.
Today, we discuss here one of the more common issues to be faced with the MacBook Air, that of its battery draining faster than usual. Here is what you need to do if your MacBook Air battery is draining faster than usual.
Update to the latest macOS
Apple regularly issues updates for its macOS which includes fixes to the commonly known errors and other software deficiencies along with other security updates as well. That is the reason users are always recommended to update to the latest software versions whenever those are made available. Here is how you do it.
- On the Dock, click on System Preferences and select Software Update.
- Install all updates that might be available. Follow all on-screen instructions.
- Restart your Mac by clicking on the Apple icon on the menu bar and selecting the Restart option.
See if this help in dealing with the unusual battery drain issue. It usually does and you won’t have to run to the MacBook Service Center for this issue.
Check app status
Any anomaly with an app might also be the reason for battery drain as the app might be working behind the scenes even if it isn’t supposed to. To rule out such, check app status under Battery.
- Click on the Battery icon.
- You will be provided a list of apps that might be consuming significant energy.
- If an app appears on the list consistently, you know that is the one causing the issue.
- Shut down the app and see if this helps.
Reset SMC (for Macs with no T2 Security Chip)
This is usually needed to be done after you have done an SMC update. Here is all that you need to do.
- On the Menu bar, click on the Apple icon and select Shut Down.
- Once your Mac powers off, press and hold on to the key combinations of Shift + Control + Option keys and the Power button simultaneously for about 10 seconds.
- Release after 10 seconds and press the Power button again for the process to finish.
Reset SMC (for Macs with T2 Security Chip)
- As before, click on the Apple icon on the Menu bar and select Shut Down.
- Disconnect the power chord from the wall unit.
- Wait for at least 15 seconds and then plug it in again.
- Wait for another 5 seconds after you have connected the power lines.
- Restart your Mac.
This pretty much sums up all that you need to do to get your MacBook to be at its frugal best. However, if the issue persists, you should get in touch with the nearest Authorised MacBook Service Center for expert advice on the same.