I generally keep my 2018 MacBook Pro plugged in and I use it casually when not plugged in throughout the day.
With light email checking in Safari throughout the day, I have gone from 35% to 13% today. This includes large jumps that decrease while the computer is closed.
Because I am aware of this problem, I tried closing the lid when not in use, also Power Nap While Using Battery is disabled.
My previous computer was a 2015 MacBook Air. I used that in a similar way and was able to use it entirely untethered from power for the entire week.
How can I diagnose battery usage for the times that the computer is closed?
- I do also see log events from time periods when the computer should be sleeping. For example, last night the computer was not plugged in and I was sleeping but Apple and/or the NSA decided this was a good time for com.apple.telemetry to make 100+ log entries. This is discussed at MBpro - Battery drain in sleep mode - Wake Reason : EC.USBC(Maintenance) with no responses. I do not have a reason to believe this contributes significantly to my battery issue.