Battery health; 96% @ 21 cycles... is it normal?

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  1. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked my battery cycle count and health and saw the above two numbers. Are these normal?
     
  2. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. It's perfectly normal that number will go up and down over time. Don't worry about it.
     
  3. B.LI macrumors regular

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    Although it looks like it, but they do not correlate to each other,

    battery health just indicates the battery level% before charging

    and for the cycles, its said to be a regular MBP batteries life = 1000 cycles
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Since it hasn't been brought up yet, and shouldn't be absent from any of these battery threads, though there maybe dozens daily:
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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Apple Notebook Battery FAQ by GGJstudios
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  5. AmbiguousNinja macrumors regular

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  6. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    It's completely normal. Full charge capacity which is what this number is based off of will fluctuate.

    While its good to drain the battery (but not leave completely drained) once in a while, this is not going to improve battery life.
     
  7. ibis99 macrumors regular

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    What app/program are you using to get your result?
     
  8. vitzr macrumors 68030

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  9. Stormquist macrumors newbie

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    My mid-2010 mbp is at 597 cycles and it jumps between 88 and 99 percent on a daily basis. (Istat)

    So yours is perfectly fine.
     
  10. BreakGuy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone for putting my mind at ease. Being new to Mac's and all I just wanted to know everything was fine.
     
  11. medi.freak macrumors regular

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    should be fine. I have 19 cycles and 96%. Once it was at 104%. WTF. haha
     
  12. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    I have 93% and still good to go. For a zillion times yeap normal ;)
     

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