Here’s how I more than doubled my MBA 11’s battery overnight.

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  1. aakshey macrumors 65816

    aakshey

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    I have a MBA 11 Early 2014.

    Bought in July 2014.

    The battery had around 380 cycles and was at around 83%.

    But it used to last 3-5 hours of super light usage and was also overheating.

    Went to Apple and asked for a fresh battery at my expense.

    They obliged.

    The battery life has more than doubled. It is 8-10 hours or super light usage.

    Mojave in both instances.
     
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  3. smirking, May 15, 2019
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    smirking macrumors 68000

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    I love the clickbaity title and the very simple straight forward no-gimmicks story that it led to.

    "One wierd trick that doubles the battery life of an old MBA."
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    I replaced the battery in a few MacBooks myself and saved a lot of money over going to the apple store.
     
  5. aakshey thread starter macrumors 65816

    aakshey

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    INR 13600 = approx USD 200 = direct through an AASP.
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    I once did that and bought an non official battery. It cost half as much but doesn’t even last half as much aa the official battery.
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    It really depends on who made the battery. I've had very good luck with all three replacements I did in the past year.
     

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