Your Battery Is Draining Fast
Some MacBook users have experienced their battery life draining faster than ever. Although, if you recently installed Big Sur, this problem is actually part of the process.
Since your MacBook is doing a lot of work in the background, losing battery faster than normal is to be expected.
That being said, it’s something worth checking into if the issue persists for more than a couple of days.
Your battery drain issue is most likely being caused by having some demanding apps running, or your MacBook’s battery started to age and has become less effective.
Regarding your apps, you can actually see which apps are draining the energy from your MacBook at this very moment. All you need to do is click on the battery icon on the top right corner of the Menu Bar.
Once you know which apps they are, you can close them.
Of course, you can also see a list of other apps that are creating an energy impact on your Mac. Here’s how:
- Access your Spotlight Search. You can do this by pressing the Command Key and the Space Bar at the same time.
- Type Activity Monitor.
- Click on the Energy Tab located at the top of the Activity Monitor window.
- You can see the list of apps that are having a great impact on your MacBook’s energy and close them.
You should also take a look at your Battery Health. If you have an older MacBook, it’s possible that your battery isn’t performing as well as it used to. Sadly, this is a normal process that happens to every rechargeable battery. Still, it’s important that you know what the current status of your Battery is. Here’s how to do it.
- Click on the Apple Menu on the top left corner of the Menu Bar.
- Select System Preferences.
- Click on Battery.
- On the left side menu, click again on Battery.
- Click Battery Health… at the bottom of the window.
You’ll see what your battery’s condition is as well as an option to Manage Battery Longevity which helps to extend the barry lifespan by reducing your MacBook’s peak performance.