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when they're not needed. How to Monitor Your MacBook's Battery If not already turned on by default, Apple has a built-in battery status feature that can be activated in System Preferences Energy Saver Click Show Battery Status in menu bar. You'll then see a battery icon appear on the right-side of your menu bar. Clicking on that will give you a few options. • The first option to use would be the "Show Percentage" option. Using this will show your current battery life. • It'll also show you if any applications are using a significant amount of your battery power. This is a great way to see exactly what is draining your battery in the background, especially if you have a lot of apps open. If Safari or Chrome is draining your battery significantly, consider closing any tabs with data-heavy websites that you're not using. Another great way to monitor your battery is an app called Battery Health 2. This app provides a deeper look into your battery. It shows your current charge level, overall battery health, how many charge cycles you've used, the time remaining on current charge and so much more. It even shows your battery's status in the menu bar just like Apple's battery status function. The app is free to download, but you can tap into more battery information for $9.99.

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