How to preserver a laptops battery?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AP_piano295, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2005
    So I just got my 14inch ibook and im loving it getting insane battery life if I turn the screen brightness down (like five or six hours if im word processing, was lucky to get an hour on my dads old hp notebook and we replaced the battery on that three times) My question is what is the best way to keep my battery life strong ex: is better to run the battery down before chargeing, does heat decrease battery life, Is it better to charge when my books sleeping or off?

    happy for any tips or tricks on keeping the battery as new as possible
  2. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2005
  3. Guitarius macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2004
    Wow...I messed with some settings that got a total of 5 hours on a full charge... I used to only get a little less than 3.
  4. ibook30 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2005
    2,000 light years from home

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