Apple’s MacBook Pro 2016 Latest News & Updates: MacOS 10.22 Latest Update Released; Time Remaining Indicator Removal Solves The Battery Problem?

By Arlene Limsiaco , Updated Dec 19, 2016 11:43 AM EST
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Apple received several complaints from the new MacBook Pro 2016 users regarding its battery life on the new laptops. To solve the problem, the company officially released the latest update of MacOS 10.22 with the removal of time remaining indicator.

After the launching of new MacBook Pro 2016, Apple promised that the battery of the new laptop will last the 10-hour limit. However, the company failed to accomplish their plan as many of users reported that their MacBook Pro can only achieve five to six hours.

Now Apple decided to have an update to decrease the number of complaints that may affect the selling market of MacBook Pro 2016. With the latest MacOS 10.22, the time remaining indicator was removed that shows the hour and minute remaining. Through this, MacBook Pro 2016 users claim that they experience the improvement in their laptop's battery life. From five to six hours, MacBook Pro 2016 can now last up to nine to ten hours battery limit.

Together with the update, many MacBook Pro 2016 users also experience the advantages of using Coconut Battery, a third-party battery monitoring software. It saves up the power through dropping down the wattage from six down to four.

In Apple tech specs page, the latest update of MacBook Pro 2016 with 13-inch and 15-inch models will be able to browse the web up to 10 hours. iTunes movie playback can last up to 10 hours, and standby time on a single charge that lasts up to 30 days. In addition, 13-inch MacBook Pro's battery capacity drops from 74.9 WHr to 49.2 WHr with 34 percent reduction while the 15-inch model was down from 99.5 WHr to 76 WHr with 24 percent.

On the other hand, MacBook Pro 2016 users can reduce battery life by themselves. Reducing screen brightness is the first step. Closing all unnecessary apps and Tabs and using Safari instead of Google Chrome would be a much help for you. The last one is using the Activity Monitor's energy tab for power-hogging apps.

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