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How to fix the problems with autonomy in macOS

Show you how to diagnose problems with the battery in the Mac and return him to his former level of work from a single charge.

Monitoring system

First and foremost, you should look for the problem in the software. The easiest way to do this is to open the app “system Monitoring” tab and “Energy”. There is displayed the amount of charge that consume a variety of applications. Some programs like Adobe Lightroom consume large amounts of energy in the background, causing the cooling system of the computer to operate at full power even when the device is at rest. Utility “Monitoring of system” it is possible to calculate such “greedy” application and delete or suspend if necessary.

Savings by shutting down certain functions.

Slightly increase the working time on a single charge, disable some functions of your computer. For example, to remove the effect of transparency and various animations. To do this:

  • Open system settings of your device.
  • Go to menu “Universal access”.
  • Select “Monitor”.
  • Put a check next to the items “Reduce motion” and “Reduce prodajnosti”.

Also it is necessary to disable the collection of analytic data. To do this:

  • Open system settings of your device.
  • Go to the menu “Protection and security”.
  • Select “Analytics”.
  • To remove all ticks in the window that appears.


If disabling effects and “greedy” programs does not work, you should check the level of battery wear. On average, the laptops can survive 1000 cycles of over-discharging without significant loss in battery capacity. If the MacBook charged and discharged over 1000 times, you should think about replacing the battery. Other way to solve the problem with no autonomy.

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System update

Yes, corny, but Apple always recommends that you install the latest firmware. The upgrade is:

  • Open The Mac App Store.
  • Go to the updates menu.
  • Install the latest version of the firmware.

Resetting the SMC

If all of the above has not helped, and the battery wear does not exceed the norm, you should reset the SMC. To do this:

  • Turn off the laptop.
  • Hold down Shift+Control+Option.
  • Then hold down the power key computer.
  • Keep the keys for 10 seconds and release.

Then you need to turn on the computer. Battery life and cooling system should return to normal.

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