How to sort out battery issues with the new MacBook Pro

How to sort out battery issues with the new MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro 2016 is undoubtedly the most innovative MacBook Apple has ever made thanks its new Touch Bar that sits at the top of the keyboard, replacing the traditional keys found on the previous MacBook models. However, there have been many reports recently claiming that Apple’s new MacBook Pro offers only three hours of battery life on a single charge, which runs counter to Apple’s claims of 10 hours of battery life on the new MacBook Pro.


Apple has not addressed the complaints from users with affected devices. This means that there will not be fix for the issue at the moment from Apple. With that in mind, we are going to offer several possible fixes for the problem in the meantime.

Before we begin, it is best to create a full backup of your MacBook Pro if in case something goes wrong during the process.

  1. Reset NVRAM

Basically, NVRAM serves as RAM that retains your information even when your computer is turned off. Here is how you can reset it:

Step one: First off, you need to shut down your new MacBook Pro. Once it is done, turn it back on

Step two: Next up, you are now supposed to press and hold the Command, Option, P and R keys while your Mac is starting up

Step three: Keep holding down the keys for at least 20 seconds and release the keys. Once you are done, check if the issue is solved or not.

  1. Reset Dock Preferences

If the above-mentioned solution fails to work for you, try the below solution because it may help.

Step one: You are now supposed to open the Terminal app on your Mac. If you don’t find it, search for it in Spotlight

Step two: Once you are done, type cd ~/Library/Preferences/ and hit Return button

Step three: Enter the following command rm and Click Return. Once you are in, type in Killall Dock and press the Return key

  1. Update your Mac and apps

Newer versions of MacOS and apps usually fix the issues that exist in the previous versions. Make sure that you are now running the latest version of MacOS or Mac App Store. If not, read on to find down how:

Step one: First and foremost, head to the Dock or Finder and launch the Mac App Store

Step two: Next up, click Updates and select Updates again next to each app or select Update All

For non-App Store apps, you can check for updates by heading to the menu bar and scroll down and click on Check For Updates.

  1. Use stock apps

If the problem persists, try running native apps only rather than third-party apps. For example, if you are using Google Chrome as your default web browser, try switching to Safari to save more battery life.

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These are four possible fixes for the battery issues on your new MacBook Pro. Let us know if you come up with another fix that we missed.

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  1. Pedro
    Reply December 13, 01:59 #1 Pedro

    Mine was reporting 3-5 hours until I turned off iCloud sync and re added and let the process finish. Now reports 11hrs.

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