Battery cycles good?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Closingracer, May 12, 2016.

  1. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010
    I have a 2015 13 inch macbook pro which I got in January 2016 and it currently went through 31 cycles.... Is that good or bad curious?
  2. btbam91 macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2015
    I have one that I got in December 2015 and it has 25 cycles. I just leave it plugged in all day.
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
  4. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Everyone if different. You are on battery all the time, you will have more cycles. If not, and are plugged in, you are not going to see many cycles. Regardless, the battery will wear out over time. Just use it and not worry about others.
  5. Closingracer thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010
    Well I just want to gauge am I using it way to much on battery and seeing if it will die sooner....Or later

    This is my first computer I own that I can't take the battery out..... If I know I'll have it plugged in a long time I usually just remove the battery and have it plugged in
  6. Toutou macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic
    The battery doesn't care, when a laptop is plugged in it uses energy from the mains. No need to take it out.

    Also, 31 cycles in four months sounds 100% normal. Mine (late 2013) has 204 cycles on it after almost two years of abuse (I plug it in multiple times a day) and the capacity is at 96%, feels like brand new.

    Don't worry about the battery. At all.
  7. sartrekid macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2014
    I bought my mid-2012 rMBP in December of 2012. The battery has 165 cycles so far.
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    It doesn't matter use it how you will, it makes very little difference to modern batteries, they will last between three and five years retaining above 80% of capacity then need replacing whatever you do.
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Removing the battery doesn't do anything to help apart from making you waste your time in a useless practice.

    The battery doesn't give a hoot how it's used, it'll die from old age 3-6 years down the road from when it was manufactured and that's that. There's nothing you can do about it.

    Use it how much or how little you like, it doesn't make a moniker of difference.
  10. prashcr macrumors newbie


    May 12, 2016
    Hong Kong
    I bought my 13" Air in mid 2013, 714 cycles, 83% health.

    I'm a bit lazy when it comes to plugging it in.

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