Your MacBook Is Charging Slower
Another issue some users have complained about is the fact that their MacBook is taking longer to charge. While this isn’t new to Big Sur, it’s still something we haven’t gotten used to.
Despite some complaints, this is actually a feature that helps with your battery’s wear and expanding its overall lifespan.
We’re talking about Optimized Battery Charging. This is a fairly new feature that helps keep your battery from aging so fast. When this feature is turned on, your MacBook learns your charging habits routines and decides to take longer to finish charging once your battery is past 80% of charge.
Although this is a cool and useful feature, you can actually disable it in case you need to charge your MacBook at the regular speed. Just follow these steps:
- On the Menu Bar, click on the Apple Menu.
- Click on System Preferences.
- Click Battery.
- Again, click on Battery on the left side menu.
- Disable or enable Optimized battery charging.
It’s important to note that leaving the Optimized battery charging feature will help your MacBook’s battery in the long run. Even if you don’t need or want it right now, you should consider turning it on when you also know your MacBook will be connected for long periods of time.