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Apple adds new battery tools in macOS Big Sur, kills Network Utility

June 24, 2020


Apple’s macOS Big Sur update introduces new battery usage tools and brings back battery life time estimates, but deprecates the Network Utility tool.

In macOS Big Sur, there’s a battery Usage History feature in System Preferences that gives users the scoop on their Mac’s battery life over the past 24 hours or 10 days. The pane breaks that down further into Battery Level and Screen On Usage, but doesn’t provide granular detail for individual apps.

The updated Battery section also has new Battery and Power Adapter sections that largely replace the options previously available in the Energy Saver pane.

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