13" MBP battery conditioning

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by twalker294, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. twalker294 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2010
    I got my 13" MBP for Christmas and was wondering about battery conditioning. I found a procedure on Apple's site that tells you to charge the battery to 100%, then leave it plugged in for at least 2 hours, then unplug it and let it run all the way down until it shuts off then leave it unplugged for at least 5 hours after that, then charge it back up again. It recommends doing this every few months.

    How much benefit will this give me? It's a pretty convoluted process but if I could time the 5 hour block during the night I guess it wouldn't be much of a problem. Just wondering if this is something that most Macbook owners do. I came from an iMac so this is new to me.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The process you describe is called calibration. It makes your battery readings more accurate. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ

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