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Feek

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Nov 9, 2009
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Is this as expected? 91% after 100 cycles.

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This is an early 2016 Retina MacBook.

Thanks.
 

burpootus

macrumors newbie
Sep 13, 2015
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My early 2016 Macbook threw a service battery error at 17 months age, 161 cycle count. Now over 2 years old and ~57% original battery capacity.
 

chabig

macrumors G3
Sep 6, 2002
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Based on the picture you posted, I'd say your battery condition looks "GOOD".
 

burpootus

macrumors newbie
Sep 13, 2015
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My Early 2015 MacBook has 197 Cycles and a health of 82%. What's the % threshold for replacement?

Apple says their batteries should retain 80% capacity up to 1000 cycle counts. 80% is the threshold where diagnostics will throw a service battery warning. If the laptop is under warranty or Applecare, they will replace the battery if it hits 80% prior to 1000 cycle counts. If it is not covered, the % is when you want to pay $199 for a replacement.
 
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GCVigilante

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Oct 1, 2014
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111 cycle counts (but 2 years old) and I’m already at 70% capacity on my 2015 12in MacBook. $199 battery swap or new Mac mini....
 

Suttree

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Jul 21, 2018
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Thats really good...
do you keep your mac always charged as you use it or do you let it run down to a certain percentage before you charge?

I charge when I reach around 40%. I unplug when I reach around 80–90%.
 
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Feek

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Nearly two years on, I'm now up to 215 cycles and still at 88.8%

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FilmIndustryGuy

macrumors 6502a
May 12, 2015
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in May I sent my MacBook 2017 to Apple for a warranty end battery swap. the battery went from 78% to 82% and stayed there for a couple months when I hit 700 cycles. gave it to apple at 750 cycles 80% health and they put in new battery, replaced keyboard and some ribbon cable. Now im at 30 cycles since I alternate between mb and 16 inch. I could have pushed that MB to 1000 cycles with maybe 75% life. I bet ill get another 4 years out of that battery. I'll report back in 3 years. I guess the magic to long battery life is to use it on battery almost daily but not quite discharge it all the way. maybe 5-10% of the time I let it drain to dead.
 
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