macOS Sierra has been running quite smoothly on my MacBook Pro. Barring a few occasions when the laptop got a bit slow and Wi-Fi was also lagging in speed, it's been a pretty good ride on the latest version of macOS.
Some folks who had just recently updated their Mac to macOS Sierra have found a lot of battery draining on their computer. The rapid consumption of power may not necessarily be due to any bug and can be fixed with ease. As for instance, it could be due to power hungry apps, features as well as a lot of junk files which may have been piled up.
Is your Mac also draining the battery? Try out these tips to Fix it.
How to Improve Battery Life in macOS Sierra
Solution #1: Handy Tips Which Always Work
Tip #1. Disable unnecessary location services to conserve power.
Step #1. Go to “System Preferences.”
Step #2. Click on “Security & Privacy.”
Step #3. Click on “Privacy.”
Step #4. Uncheck “Location Services.” for unnecessary apps.
Step #5. Click on the lock icon again.
Tip #2. Make sure to reduce screen brightness as well.
Tip #3. Decrease the number of apps and tabs open at once.
Tip #4. Besides, if updates are available for apps, update them all.
Disable Transparency & Motion Effects
The transparency, as well as Motion effects throughout macOS are great, they consume a lot of energy. Hence, turning them off can be good for the battery life of your Mac.
Step #1. Open Apple menu → “System Preferences.”
Step #2. Click on “Accessibility.”
Step #3. Click on Display → check the boxes for “Reduce Motion” and “Reduce Transparency.”
Solution #2: Check Out CPU Hogging Processes as well as Battery Usage of Apps
Step #1. Go to Applications folder → “Utilities” folder.
Bring up the “View” menu and select “All Processes.”
Step #3. Next, click on the “CPU” tab. Then, find the apps as well as which are using more CPU.
It will provide better perspective about what to do with those apps and how to take perfect control of the tasks using more CPU.
Find the Apps that Consume a Lot of Power
Use the battery menu to find which apps are consuming unexpected battery. Take the culprits for a task. Bring up the battery menu. Wait a while until the data populate.
Next, under “Apps Using Significant Energy”, check out which apps using more energy.
Step #1. Go to Finder then Applications → Click on Utilities.
Step #3. Click on “Activity Monitor.”
Step #4. Click on the “Energy” tab to find the apps which are using more battery.
If you find any app draining a lot of battery, delete it and reinstall it.
Solution #3: Check Out iCloud Keychain Processes
According to some users, a process named “secd” and/or “CloudKeychainProxy” is making life difficult for CPU and consuming plenty of energy. They also get notification alert about enabling iCloud Keychain. To fix it, either enable the iCloud Keychain or disable it.
Step #1. Go to Apple menu → System Preferences → “iCloud.”
Step #2. Disable/Set Up iCloud Keychain.
Solution #4: Reset PRAM and SMC/ Clean Up Your Mac/Update Your Mac
- If the tips mentioned above haven't solved the battery draining issue, you need to reset PRAM and SMC. It will not just resolve the battery issue but also help your Mac run smoothly. Jump over to this tutorial to reset PRAM and SMC.
- Clean Up Your Mac. MacClean is very smart third party tool to let you clean up your Mac easily. So, get rid of the junk files to retrieve storage, speed up your Mac and even improve battery life.
- Check out if there is any update available in the App Store for your Mac. If yes, update it.
That's it! These tips will surely help you fix the battery life issue on your Mac. If you know any other way to resolve this problem, let us know that in the comments.
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