A high-functioning Mac is essential for daily activities such as streaming, working, and studying. Having a Mac that dies too quickly can hinder your productivity. Often the issues that are causing the battery to die very quickly can be solved on your own by following some tips at home.
When a new upgrade is added to your Mac it can change the way your battery works. This is usually a temporary problem because your Mac will eventually get used to the new software and be able to adjust accordingly.
However, rarely there is a problem with the new software that can cause glitches and problems with your battery. The good news is that Apple usually becomes aware of this problem quickly and can patch in a newer upgrade to immediately fix the problem.
If your notice the battery changes right after a new upgrade, give your Mac some time to adjust. If it continues happening, try contacting Apple and let them know the problem started after a new upgrade.
Your Mac has too much stuff on it
One of the more common problems with a Mac that is dying too quickly is because the Mac has too many junk files or files that are not being used. This can also happen when your hard drive is too full.
These files can cause problems with your Mac’s CPU and cause your battery to overrun and overwork.
By cleaning up your Mac you can make the battery last longer. The guide for cleaning your Mac is pretty straightforward and makes your battery start working better as soon as the clean-up process is done.
This will also free up storage space on your computer giving you more room to save the things that you use and need.
There are too many background apps
Your Mac can be running several background apps without you even knowing. This constant app running can cause the battery life to drain much quicker than it should. Ideally, you should know what apps your computer has, and which ones are running.
When you start up your Mac, some apps will keep running after the start-up has finished. Some background apps can even be a virus or bad software. Cleaning up your Mac periodically can decrease the chances of you having bad apps and software on your computer.
You can also check the Launch Agents under the Optimization Tab when cleaning your Mac. This will show you all the background applications you have, including the tiny ones you may have never heard of.
Your RAM is too small or too full
The RAM is the amount of memory storage that your computer can hold. Depending on the Mac you bought, it may be as small as 8GB or as large as 2TB. If you aren’t sure how much you have, you can check under the settings on your computer.
The settings will also tell you how much of this storage that you are already using. If you use video editing platforms or any graphic design systems, your RAM can fill very quickly and cause your battery to not be able to perform efficiently.
Take this into consideration when you are buying a new Mac as the RAM can affect how much work you can get done. By cleaning your Mac though, you will be able to clear the RAM of any unnecessary information. This will clear up space and hopefully make your battery last longer.
You aren’t optimizing storage
Going along with having overfilled RAM, a storage that is not optimized can affect your battery life. There are some simple solutions to get the most out of your storage though.
Along with cleaning out junk files and files that you don’t use, clearing your caches regularly can give you more storage space. Check your Activity Monitor to see which apps you use the most. If there are some you have never used or have not used in a long time, consider deleting them.
Scan your computer for cybersecurity threats often as these can take storage space without you even knowing. You can also move data, photos, or files to the cloud. This takes them off of the actual computer and stores them in another location to free up local storage.
If you are uncomfortable using the cloud, you can always purchase a physical external storage device. These can be USB sticks or a larger device if you need to move a big number of files off the computer.
If you have large movies or videos on the computer, these should be the first to go onto external storage.
In general, a Mac that is dying too fast has simple fixes that can be done from the comfort of your home. Cleaning your Mac often is the best choice.