How To Enable Or Disable Turbo Boost On Your MacBook To Improve Battery Life

Learn how to enable/disable Turbo Boost on Macbook. It will help you in getting more battery life while you are on the go.

In case you aren’t aware, the Apple MacBooks are loaded with Intel Processors. These processors have a technology called Turbo Boost, which speeds up the processes. Sadly, Apple has given no control to the user in regards to enabling/disabling this function. On the other hand, having this function active eats a lot of MacBook’s battery.

If you deactivate Turbo Boost, then you can gain additional 25% of battery life, which is huge. So, it’s better to keep it off while you are on the go and need to work on your MacBook. Just follow the below-mentioned steps to learn how to enable/disable Turbo Boost.

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How to Enable/Disable Turbo Boost on MacBook

Before you rush to learn the process, first check whether your MacBook has Turbo Boost technology. To do that, just enter your MacBook’s model number in Here you will get complete specifications of your MacBook. If your device supports Turbo Boost, then you can proceed with the guide.

Step #1. A very first thing you need to do is to download Turbo Boost Switcher.

Step #2. After you have downloaded, extract the ZIP file and run “Turbo Boost“.

Step #3. In case, you receive an error about an unidentified developer, then go to System Preferences → Security and Privacy and check the box near “Anywhere.” This will allow you to open any apps even those that are not signed by Apple.

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Step #4. After the app has launched, you’ll see thunder like icon in the Status Bar. Click on the icon and from the drop-down list, click on “Disable Turbo Boost.”

Disable Turbo Boost on MacBook

That’s it; Turbo Boost is now disabled on your MacBook. You can repeat the last step and click on “Enable Turbo Boost” to restart the function again.

Did you notice any battery performance change after disabling Turbo Boost? Share your feedback in the comment on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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