For many users, the autonomy of their mobile devices is almost the main selection criterion. Any manufacturer seeks to somehow extend the battery life of their devices. In particular, on Apple laptops, you can also enable Power saving mode…
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Apple has been proposing for quite some time IPhone Power Saving Modeto extend the battery life of your device when you are away from home and without access to a charger or power adapter. With macOS Monterey, Apple is introducing the same power saving mode on the MacBook (Pro, Air).
If you often find yourself in a situation where your MacBook is running low on battery power and is still working, you can use Low Power Mode to conserve battery life.
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How does Power Save Mode work in macOS?
Power Saver Mode is only available on MacBook (Pro, Air) 2016 and newer, and must be running macOS Monterey or newer. The purpose of this mode is to reduce the power consumption of the laptop and increase the battery life. This is achieved through lower screen brightness, lower processor frequency and disable some background tasks…
Plus, when Power Saver Mode is on, your MacBook will run quieter. This is due to lower processor speed and lower power consumption.
This feature is not available on Mac computers that are always plugged into a power outlet, such as the iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro.
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How to enable Power Saving Mode on MacBook?
You can turn on Power Saver Mode on Mac by following these simple steps:
1. Open the app “System Preferences” and go to section “Battery”…
2. Go to the menu “Battery” and turn on Power saving modeby checking the box next to it.
This action will enable Low Power Mode only for situations where your MacBook is running on battery power. To start Low Power Mode on your MacBook when you connect it to the power adapter, you need to go to the menu “Network adapter” and activate the parameter there “Power saving mode”…
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How to add a Power Saving Mode switch on a MacBook?
Unlike iOS, Apple does not offer a toggle to enable or disable Low Power Mode in Control room… But it’s not a problem. If you require a switch, you can use a free third-party application such as Cooldown to add the switch to your MacBook menu bar. This will allow quick access to the Power Saving Mode controls.
1. Download the free Cooldown app (link) and drag the app file to the Applications folder on your Mac.
2. Run the Cooldown application in the window that appears, click the Install button, which after successful installation should change to Installed.
3. Close the Cooldown application window.
4. Open the standard application on the Mac Apple Teams…
5. On the menu bar, go to the path Quick Commands -> Settings…
6. In the Application settings, open the tab Supplements and check the box next to Running scripts…
7. Start the Cooldown application. A radio button appears on the menu bar Power saving mode…
To prevent the toggle from disappearing from the menu bar after restarting your laptop, add it to macOS startup. To do this, right-click on the Cooldown icon in the Dock and select Options -> Open at login…
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Low Power Mode decreases the performance of your MacBook
While Low Power Mode will help extend the battery life of your MacBook, it does it at the cost of performance degradation. If you use your MacBook for some simple daily tasks, then this will not be a problem for you, but you will see a drop in performance when working with heavy tasks, such as video rendering, games, graphics.