Tips for maximizing your Notebook battery charge
Posted by UCS IT Support 2 on 19 August 2008 11:36 AM
Optimize your battery settings in Energy Saver preferences
These settings will put the hard disk to sleep whenever possible and reduce the computer's microprocessor performance in order to maximize its battery life. If you are using processor-intensive applications, you may wish to change these settings so the microprocessor performance is no longer reduced.
Set your screen brightness to the lowest comfortable level
Press the F1 (dimmer) and F2 (brighter) keys to dim the screen until the brightness is as low as possible and the screen is still comfortable to look at.
Turn off unused features and technologies.
Just as you would turn off the lights in an unoccupied room, turning off unused features and technologies can help maximize your battery life, too. Here are a few suggestions:
If you're not in a location where you need to use AirPort or Bluetooth, you can turn them off to save power.
To turn off AirPort:
To turn off Bluetooth in Mac OS X 10.2 or later: