Macbook battery drain sierra

Activity Monitor – Macbook Battery Drain

A lot of MacBook owners are reporting rapid battery drain issues after upgrading their OS to Sierra. It looks like the Terminal App is having a huge energy impact.

I’m not sure why this is the case. I’m not even keeping remote pipes open in every case. Simply having Terminal open to my local MacBook for several hours nearly completely drains the battery.

Hope this helps you. Hope Apple fixes Terminal.

Posted by Jeff Reifman

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