macOS Mojave Battery Drain (Fixed)


Many Apple users have a complaint that their MacBook Pro/Air battery draining fast. They said that this problem occurred after updating macOS Mojave. Here I am going to tell you the solutions to Mac Battery draining fast on Mojave issue.
Before trying these solutions, Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not necessary.
Solution 1: Check the battery condition

  1. Press and hold the Option Key.
  2. Click the Battery icon while holding the option key.
  3. There you can see the battery Condition. Normal: The battery function is good, Replace Soon: The battery function is good but it holds only less charge, Replace Now: The battery function is good but it holds only less charge; You can use the battery until you replay but it may be harmful to your Mac, Service Battery: The Battery function is not good and you must service your Mac.

Solution 2: Force Restart

  1. Press and hold the Power Button until your Mac turned off.
  2. Wait for few seconds and then turn it on.

Solution 3: SMC Reset
If your Mac has a non-removable battery,

  1. Shut down your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Press and hold the Shift + Control + Option + Power Button simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  3. Then release the keys at the same time.
  4. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.

If your Mac has a removable battery,

  1. Shut down your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Remove the battery from your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Power Button for 5 seconds.
  4. Insert the battery into your Mac.
  5. Turn on your Mac.

Solution 4: Disable Reduce Motion and Reduce Transparency

  1. Go to Apple menu->System Preferences->Accessibility.
  2. Make sure that “Reduce Motion” and “Reduce Transparency” options are disabled.

Solution 5: Reset PRAM/NVRAM

  1. Press and hold the Power Button until your Mac turned off.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Then immediately press and hold the Option + Command + P + R keys simultaneously as quickly as possible after pressing the Power Button.
  4. Keep pressing those keys until you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  5. Wait for some time. It may take 15-20 minutes.
  6. Then your mac will restart normally. Now check whether external monitor working or not working.

Solution 6: Find the apps that consume more battery

  1. Press and hold the Option Key.
  2. Click the Battery icon in the menu bar while holding the Option key.
  3. If any app using more battery, you can see the name of the app under Using Significant Energy.

Solution 7: Disable Location Services

  1. Go to Apple menu->System Preferences->Security & Privacy.
  2. Select “Privacy” tab.
  3. Click the lock icon to unlock.
  4. Enter your Admin Name & Password and then click “Unlock”.
  5. Uncheck the checkbox next to “Enable Location Services”.

Solution 8: Restart your Mac in Safe Mode
Restarting your Mac in Safe Mode will fix many issues in the Mac. But you can’t use some features in Safe Mode.

  1. Turn off your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Shift Key immediately after pressing the Power Button.
  4. You can see the Apple Logo on the screen. Don’t leave the Shift key when you see the Apple Logo.
  5. Keep pressing the Shift Key until you see the Login Window.
  6. Select your User Account and then enter the Password to login. You may need to login twice if FileVault is turned on.

Note: If it doesn’t work out, leave Safe Mode and then try next solution. To leave Safe Mode, restart your Mac via Apple menu->Restart. Wait until your Mac restarts.
Solution 9: Fix disk errors in Recovery Mode

  1. Turn off your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Press the Power Button.
  3. Press and hold the Command + R keys simultaneously as soon as possible after pressing the Power Button until the Apple Logo appears.
  4. After that macOS Utilities window will appear with 4 options. Tap “Disk Utility”.
  5. Tap “Continue”.
  6. Select the disk/drive (Macintosh HD) that you want to repair.
  7. Select First Aid->Run. This action will check the disk for errors.
  8. Click “Done”.
  9. Close Disk Utility.
  10. Restart your Computer via Apple menu->Restart.

Solution 10: Reinstall macOS Mojave (Recovery Partition)

  1. Turn off your Mac via Apple menu->Shut Down.
  2. Press the Power Button to turn on your Mac.
  3. Press and hold the Command + R keys simultaneously as soon as possible after pressing the Power Button.
  4. Keep pressing Command + R keys until the Apple Logo appears.
  5. After that macOS Utilities windows will appear with 4 options. Tap “Reinstall macOS”.
  6. Tap “Continue”.
  7. You will be prompted to choose your hard disk/drive. If you are not asked to select your disk, tap “Show All Disks”. You may need to enter your Apple ID.
  8. Tap “Install”. Wait until the installation process is completed.
  9. Your Mac will restart after completing the installation.

Other Solutions:

  1. Check for Software and Apps Update.
  2. Replace the Battery.
  3. Turn off automatic updates.
  4. Create a new user account and use.
  5. Restore your Mac to Factory Settings.

If you know any other solutions to Mac Battery draining fast on Mojave, let us know through your comments.

7:44 am

Leave a Reply