How to Restore Battery Time Remaining Feature in Sierra MacOS – If you are already using Sierra mac OS, be aware of a missing feature. Namely Battery Time Remaining mode in the battery icon in the Menu Bar on the top right. This step is reportedly done Apple because some complaints from users who claimed that this feature is not accurate. Meanwhile, on the other hand, many users still feel that this feature is indispensable.
Can you recover the Battery Time Remaining feature in macOS Sierra ? The answer can be, but with some other means or additional apps yes. Here’s more info:
How to Restore Battery Time Remaining
1. Use Activity Monitor
Activity Monitor application that functions to record all the CPU process, RAM and internet connection it turned out to have detailed battery information as well! Please open this application from Finder> Application> Utilities> Activity Monitor. You can also get it faster with the help of Spotlight.
Go to the Activity Monitor view and then to the Energy tab. Display Time Remaining is at the bottom as shown above. In addition, there is also information for Remaining Charge aka percentage of battery remaining and also Time on Battery is the duration of battery use.
2. Install Additional Applications
There are several additional applications that you can use to display more battery information – compared to Apple’s Battery menu. Some interesting applications are Coconut Battery, Apple Juice or iStat Menus. All of these applications can be downloaded and installed easily and managed from the Menu Bar as needed.
For example, for Apple Juice, there is a notification setting every battery is in a low state (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%) as well as a full battery reminder view. As for iStat Menus have a complete set of indicators of the CPU, CPU fan, RAM usage and list of applications that use a lot of energy.
3. Taking File Battery.menu from macOS Previous Version
Quoted from the OSXDaily page, you can restore the Battery menu feature with Time Remaining information in a quite unique way. That is copy the document Battery.menu from macOS Sierra or previous version and replace the same document in macOS Sierra via Finder or Terminal.
The position of this document is in the folder / System / Library / CoreServices / Menu Extras / ya. You can either take it from another friend’s Mac computer or make a backup first before updating to Sierra to make it easier to find it. Another way that can be done is to install Battery Monitor applications that Function Restore the feature with a few easy steps.
Do You Need Battery Time Remaining Feature?
I personally it is quite rare to see the Time Remaining battery indicator on a MacBook Air computer – especially if it’s in office use. But of course, this can be different from you who used to use Mac computers in mobility modes like working at Cafe, meeting with clients outside the office or various other activities that cannot bring MagSafe at any time or find a power outlet. Of the 3 ways above, which one is the most favorite or have you tried?