How to use MacPro battery so it won't die quick?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cam13, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Cam13 macrumors newbie

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    What's the best way to use your Mac so that the battery has a long life? Is it good to let it go to 0% then recharge? Any tips are useful, thanks.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Apple on notebook batteries
    Apple Portable: Calibrating your computer's battery for best performance


    MRoogle "battery care"



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  3. Love macrumors 68000

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    Calibrating your battery (draining and recharging in a nutshell) is good for general battery health. :) Congrats on your new machine!
     
  4. Bonch macrumors 6502

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    :p WTF kind of response is that?

    Use it until 0% and the mac goes to sleep on it's own. Then charge to 100%. Repeat if necessary.
     
  5. Marty Macfly macrumors regular

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    That's not the proper method for calibration, though, which should probably be done once per month to increase the battery's longevity.
     
  6. Love macrumors 68000

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    Bonch, who's reply were you responding to?

    Marty Macfly, indeed that is not the entire procedure, there is more to it than that. I would read those guides carefully for the best battery care procedures.
     
  7. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

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    Like they said, calibrate. Let it drain all the way to sleep, then recharge it completely.
    Once a month is recommended.
     

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