CPU Usage too high in High Sierra
CPU Usage is too high while using one drive.
We’ve identified and fixed several issues that caused high CPU on macOS devices. We have additional work planned to make improvements in this area.
Arul Kumaravel commented
This issue has been reported for years now. Do a simple google search and you will find so many people affected by this. If you really want to support non windows users to use one drive, please make the product work well in other platforms as well.
Right now, I have to shutdown onedrive after it sync my files and do this manually every day to sync which defeats the whole purpose of this app.
I need to disable (pause sync) OneDrive on my new MacBook Pro (2019) when using the laptop on my lap. Otherwise it's just getting way too hot.
Daniel Blanco commented
It is the same in Mohave. It exausts CPU and Energy. The case becomes really hot! My workaround: when cooler begins to blow, pause syncronization during 8 hours.
Eric S commented
Got the new update today and it made no difference - still 100% CPU while the menu shows "OneDrive is up to date"
Bums me out, might have to switch back to Dropbox
Andy Holland commented
Received the latest update of OneDrive (19.152.0801.0007) today and haven't seen any improvement. Disappointing. 😢
My workaround - opening OneDrive manually once a day before quitting once everything's synchronised - really defeats the purpose of the app.
I look forward to the next update(s). 🙂
macOS Mojave 10.14.6
How have you not fixed this? Microsoft MUST review why this fix has taken so long. Escalation has not worked properly and you are taking your user base for granted. I cannot understand how this wasn't tested before implementation. It shows fundamentally the development programme has become sloppy.
Matt Teitelbaum commented
I just bought a brand new 2019 Macbook Pro. When I run OneDrive and my laptop is unplugged, the battery drains in 50mins or less. This is completely unacceptable. Please address this ASAP or I'll have to suggest to our firm to move off of OneDrive.
Same problem here. It wasn't a problem before I activated the "Files on Demand" feature. This is great functionality to have, but it is unacceptable to have it draining energy with the fan constantly running.
Is a fix being implemented or not?
Patrick Plaggenborg commented
My battery is drained by OneDrive on MacOS Mojave.
OneDrive is all day long at the top of the list at 'Using Significant Energy'. And I cannot use it when not on a power cord because I run out of battery within an hour.
marcus behrens commented
Same here - 100% - app is not usable as it drains my battery. Dear Microsoft OneDrive team, its great that you have identified this as a problem - please provide an update once you have fixed this in this tool. current status is "Working On It". Here at SAP we have thousands of Macs and I would like to use Microsoft tools on it as much as I can but this is really an inhibitor.
It's way too demanding in High Sierra as well. One Drive is a disaster on OSX... nothing but problems.
Daniel Reeders commented
That dip at the end is what happens when I closed OneDrive. This is absolutely not acceptable. I only install OneDrive so I can access files shared by colleagues — I will be uninstalling and using web access instead, and sticking with my Dropbox account.
This has been a constant issue on anything except the very latest (overpowered) MacBooks and macs.. My perfectly useable iMac 10,1 running High Sierra suffers from 100% cpu devoted to OneNote... This is simply unacceptable and needs to be fixed! OneDrive consumes 0.1%
2017 27" Mac w/macOS 10.14.6 and Intel Core i7 (4.2 GHz) is at a standstill as OneDrive consumes 99% of one processor which is running at 207 degrees Fahrenheit!
WHEN will this be fixed?!?!?
Same issue. OD is constantly running at nearly 100% of CPU, substantially slowing down the system and making user experience suffer.
It seems like OD cannot scale well, so users with lots of files will have problems. (Another possibility would be an inability to deal with aliases and symlinks.) I'm almost giving up OD for that reason.
High CPU usage on macOS Mojave ! Onedrive constantly looks for changes and drains the battery and uses a lot of the CPU
one drive is slowing my mac book air tremendously ...OS sierra ... CPU usage too high .... does not stop syncing and too slow too sync ... how i miss drop box ... seriously considering shifting my whole office back to dropbox
Jan Ondrak commented
Its already 6 days. Do you have any timelines?? Its really impossible to use it.
Eric S commented
This is happening on Catalina beta as well, it makes OneDrive completely unusable on Mac. Please fix!
Steve McMillen commented
I'm seeing this issue. Every day I need to quit OneDrive and restart. Please fix ASAP.