Battery help...

Eggtastic

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I don't seem to be getting great battery life with this, or maybe I am just expecting too much. I keep the screen between 50-75% brightness most times. As you can see, after 185 cycles (2.2 years) I feel like the health of the battery (91%) should be better. I kept it plugged in a lot as I have an external monitor at a desk but was told by users that shouldn't be an issue.

Is it worth getting it looked at by apple?

Thanks.
 

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BODYBUILDERPAUL

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Hi buddy!
Do you have Apple Care? If yes, then take it in even if it gives you piece of mind. 91% is OK at 2 years, mind you my Fiances iPhone SE is 2 years old and her battery is 98%.
I believe anything below 80% is sub par.
How many hours do you get? Try browsing on the MacBook and not driving a monitor. In Safari, you should get 8+ hours.
 

Eggtastic

macrumors 6502a
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Jun 9, 2009
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NJ
Hi buddy!
Do you have Apple Care? If yes, then take it in even if it gives you piece of mind. 91% is OK at 2 years, mind you my Fiances iPhone SE is 2 years old and her battery is 98%.
I believe anything below 80% is sub par.
How many hours do you get? Try browsing on the MacBook and not driving a monitor. In Safari, you should get 8+ hours.
I don't have apple care unfortunately. When I am using an external monitor its always connected to power.

I am not getting anywhere 8+ hours. More like 5 if I am lucky. I will do a full battery run and report back. Thanks!
 
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