Just got my new MacBook Air do I charge it or let it run down?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Chrisdrummer97, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    i got it and it said it was at 100% percent so do i run it fully down then charge it fully up or do i plug it in now and let it charge for a while
     
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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i read thru it but i didnt see anything about when you first get the mac could you just like tell me what to do
     
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    SandboxGeneral

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    I recommend just use it. When it needs charging, plug it in. That's what I did with my new laptop a few months ago and it's just fine.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thank you
     
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    I always like to drain the battery completely when first getting a new laptop and then charge it. No real reason behind it for me but it's just something that i like to do.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    It's a lithium ion battery. It doesn't have a 'memory' and can be charged/discharged at will w/o any real ill effects to the battery or it's life. They are also perfectly safe to discard in any ol' regular waste facility. Although I'm sure it's better to recycle. Other than trying to avoid a complete discharge you really don't need to think about it much at all. :)
     

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