Battery cycle count

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  1. SharvinRocks macrumors newbie

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    What is your MacBook battery's cycle count, and how long have you owned the device? Post it down below. (Bonus points: the battery health as a percentage!)

    I'm curious!
     
  2. FilmIndustryGuy macrumors regular

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    2017 MB. got it when first came out
    331 Cycles at 91%
    was 87% for months but now back up to 91%
     
  3. Dwayne82 macrumors member

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    rMB Early 2015 (Manufacture-Date: 2015-04-20)
    772 Cycles at 58% (the battery of the first rMB is known to be ******)
    And yes, I'll replace the battery as soon as possible. I still can't be happier with the performance.

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  4. FilmIndustryGuy macrumors regular

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    I hope you had applecare otherwise maybe not worth replacing. just buy a 2017 soon at a discount.
     
  5. Dwayne82 macrumors member

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    I don’t have Applecare. It would have cost me $249.-. Battery replacement service costs $199.-. Even at discount 2017 Macbook 512gb would cost at least $1400.-. Just for reselling reason It’s worth the cost to replace the battery once. And i expect to use my baby for another 2-3 Years before i have to dump it and buy a completely new one.
     
  6. burpootus macrumors newbie

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    early 2016 Macbook, purchased June 2016
    225 cycle counts, 2894 full charge capacity, 54.8%
    Probable last Apple computer
     
  7. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    Early 2016 MacBook
    164 cycle counts
    According to coconutBattery, it's retaining anywhere from 87%-92% of it's design capacity (10 seconds ago it read 89.4% and right now it's reading 91.7%; go figure).
    Ever since I've started back at school the cycle counts have been increasing and I've been keeping an eye on battery health.
     
  8. Starship67 Suspended

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    Early 2015 MacBook Pro Purchased Dec. 2015
    69 cycles
    95.7% Per Coconut Battery
     
  9. jackal123uk macrumors member

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    Early 2011 MacBook Pro, purchased March 2011
    942 cycles
    79% design capacity (4572/5770 mAh)
     
  10. TBoneMac macrumors newbie

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    Excuse me but if this is for real then you are allowed to get a free battery if I'm not mistaken replaced for you by Apple. I am pretty sure that if the capacity is below 80% at less than 800 or some charge cycles then the battery is defective and you're warranty allows a free replacement.

    And for my post

    I have a 2017-09-11 15 inch macbook pro with 307 cycle count and it has 97% battery capacity and fluctuates between 92-98%
     
  11. SnacksGU macrumors 6502

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    MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
    Battery Manufactured 12-17-2015
    215
    85% (7458 mAh)
     
  12. hpucker99 macrumors member

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    How do you get the listing of the battery cycles?
     
  13. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Click the Apple icon at the top left of your screen then About this Mac then System Report and you can see it under Power.

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  14. objektør macrumors regular

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    I think he meant the Coconut Battery listing of the cycles.
    You'll find it under 'history tab'.
    mine is an early 2015 rMB. date battery also 2015-20-04. Over 3,5 years old but still holding 3-4 hours.
    Degraded a lot the first 1,5 years but flattened out after that.
    Used most on battery the first 2 ,5 years. Last year mostly on mains.
    'check battery' notification came on for some time ago but plan to use it a bit more as it is. Hopefully another year.
    No Apple Care. A new one will cost me €210. Might do that when neccessary or for resale value.
     

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  15. SnacksGU macrumors 6502

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    MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)
    Battery Manufactured: 6-12-2009
    Cycle Count: 713
    Battery Health: 78% (3938 mAh)
     
  16. burpootus macrumors newbie

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    Apple is saying the laptop is out of warranty and I am responsible for any repairs. 80% original capacity up to 1000 cycle counts is indeed the guideline, but also only applies WRT Apple covering the replacement cost under the original warranty or Applecare. Out of warranty, it's just a nice guideline.
     
  17. Dwayne82 macrumors member

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    It's from CoconutBattery (just google it). You have to log in a regular rhythm to get a listing like this.
     
  18. 827538 macrumors 65816

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    2016 Macbook
    394 Cycles
    85.7%

    Been fantastic but I'm starting to notice it doesn't quite have the legs it used to. Died on a recent transatlantic flight where usually it would've been fine.
     
  19. adrianlondon macrumors 65816

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    Late 2013 MBP 15"

    1200 cycles, 62% max capacity

    "Replace Soon" it says, and I will. Macbook is running great with Mojave (currently 10.14.1 beta) and well worth putting a new battery in it.

    As an aside, I use an Applescript to give me the battery info: https://pastebin.com/9UnLWeWn
     
  20. TBoneMac macrumors newbie

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    @adrianlondon Sorry if this is a silly question but can you still replace batteries in 2013-2015-2016+ macbook pros?
     
  21. adrianlondon macrumors 65816

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    I hope so! It never crossed my mind it wouldn't be possible.
     
  22. 6e23 macrumors newbie

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    MacBook 12 2015 with 179 cycles shows "service battery" message and fluctuates between 70~78% design capacity. Apple has really dropped the ball on these batteries and should issue a service program for them, since it's clear there is a widespread fault. How does one make this happen?

    In the meantime, no more new MacBooks for me. Charging AU$300 to upgrade from 128GB to 256GB SSD, when I can buy a 500GB Samsung 970 SSD for AU$139? Apple is clearly no longer innovating these days--just extorting.
     
  23. widescreenparis macrumors newbie

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    Same for me. 75% after 225 cycles on a 2015. I've tried the SMC reset with no luck. Let it discharge to 0% then back to 100%, no significant change. Apple says bring it to the workshop and we'll see if you're eligible for a free replacement, like is the battery defective or just normal wear.
     
  24. MontTrain macrumors newbie

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    Macbook 12 2015 with 464 cycles - mine also goes between Service Battery and Normal status with currently 73% design capacity.
     
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