How to disable mouse and keyboard low-battery warnings (you can’t)
The eternal verities: death, taxes, and OS X’s low-battery warning for Bluetooth mouses and keyboards.
Worth Gretter speaks for us all with this complaint:
The Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on my 2009 iMac (running Mavericks) both run on AA batteries. I am using disposable batteries, not rechargeables, so I want to get every bit of life out of them. The low-battery warning comes on at 15%, but I still have a couple of weeks of battery life left. Nonetheless, the warning continues to come on every day until I change the batteries. Is there a way to kill it?
I searched through Apple forums, blog posts, and old Macworld advice. This reply is to just to reassure you that you haven’t missed anything. There’s currently no way to prevent OS X from warning you regularly and frequently until you replace the batteries. I understand Apple’s desire to have your device not stop working, but the warnings can’t be customized or halted for a period of days.
Given the number of people complaining about this “feature,” which encourages battery waste (or recharging partially depleted rechargeables), you’d think a checkbox or some options might have materialized by now. A developer could make a lot of people very happy by releasing a simple tool to manage these notifications.
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