Macbook pro battery icon not updating
Going forward, the battery icon in the Mac's menu bar will offer a look at remaining battery percentage, but it won't provide estimates on how long the Mac Book Pro's battery will last.
Here's what Apple said about it to Apple said the percentage is accurate, but because of the dynamic ways we use the computer, the time remaining indicator couldn't accurately keep up with what users were doing.
Before the revision, the three new Mac Book Pros were the first Mac Books not to receive "recommended" rating from Consumer reports.
In December, tests of the new laptops showed battery life that was "highly inconsistent from one test to the next," Consumer Reports said.
Apple believes that the battery life indicator in mac OS Sierra is ultimately inaccurate and has led to some confusion about battery performance, and so it has been removed in mac OS Sierra 10.12.2.
For Mac Book Pro owners who are seeing bad battery life, it's worth checking the Activity Monitor to make sure the d GPU is not in use.
Spotlight indexing, i Cloud photo syncing, and other behind-the-scenes processes can also have an impact on battery life, especially when a machine is new.
Mac Book Pro buyers have complained about getting less than 10 hours of battery life, reporting as little as three hours of battery life in some cases, but battery performance can vary significantly based on the apps and processes that are running.
Customers with poor performance may be using apps that are not optimized for the new Mac Book Pro, and on the 15-inch machine, if an app engages the discrete GPU, battery life takes a significant hit.
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That issue, caused by a bug in the Safari browser, has since been fixed, Consumer Reports said.