Solved! Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2018 Average Battery time?

MikeT_676

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HI,



I recently purchased Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2018 (i7 2.6 GHZ, 512GB SSD, 560X graphics, Touch Bar,).



I am getting around 5-6 Hrs for normal web browsing (no music, no videos & no games).

However, notebookcheck website says they are getting 10-12 hrs based on their tests for web browsing. Techradar website says they got 9 hours and 58 minutes. TomsHardware review says 11 hours and 57 minutes.




*Do i need to complete a certain number of battery charge and discharge cycles to increase my battery life?


*What are the real world battery times for 2018 15Inch i7 MBP (~7400 mAh). ?


*Can you pls suggest how to increase my Macbook's battery life comparable to above mentioned websites?


-----------------------My Settings-------------
1) how many tabs open?
4-5 tabs


2) Using Which Browser?
Using Firefox from day 1


3) Screen brightness ?
Screen Brightness at 55%


4) Is Automatic Graphics switching enabled in Systempreferences>Energy saver> ?
Yes
 

Gaidax

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Well TBH I did not measure precisely, but like now I am doing light browsing, database locally running and some scripts at 70-ish% brightness. I started with 100% battery and after 1 hour I'm on 93%.

So I am pretty sure at this rate it will be a good 10 hours.

My Macbook is exactly same configuration as yours and I bought it like a week ago. So far I did not see any sort of alarming battery drain, so take it as you will.
 

Gaidax

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Make sure you have Automatic graphics switching enabled in Energy Saver in System Preferences. Also make sure you are not at max brightness for display.

I did not measure mine exactly, but it's sure more than 6 hours.
 

MikeT_676

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Yes, automatic graphics switching seems to be enabled since day 1 and my brightness level around 50-55%

Also, im using FIrefox for browsing




 

Gaidax

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Well TBH I did not measure precisely, but like now I am doing light browsing, database locally running and some scripts at 70-ish% brightness. I started with 100% battery and after 1 hour I'm on 93%.

So I am pretty sure at this rate it will be a good 10 hours.

My Macbook is exactly same configuration as yours and I bought it like a week ago. So far I did not see any sort of alarming battery drain, so take it as you will.
 

MikeT_676

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Which browser are your using?



 
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