Students are required to charge their computers every night at home. If you are experiencing loss of battery at a fast rate, try some of these simple ideas to maximize the battery life of your MacBook Air:

  • turn off Bluetooth via the top menubar item
  • reduce the screen brightness
  • close programs not needed, especially those with lots of animation (games deplete battery life quickly)
  • choose one image for a background picture; do not choose a background that changes every few seconds
  • use the "Activity Monitor" (within the "Utilities" folder) to identify applications that are consuming a high percentage of the computer's processor

For more information and help, click on the following link to the Apple website:

Battery Life