Is the battery fully charged?

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  1. AGANG macrumors member

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    I have a 2015 retina macbook pro13" with 10.10.5 Yosemite. If i charge my macbook and when the orange light switch to green I see on the top of the screen (where the spotlight logo is) that the battery icon says: the battery is fully charged. BUT! If I open this: Apple logo>System report>Battery I see thats: Battery fully charged: NOT) so I think the green light says me bad information about battery charge.
    Is this a problem only for me, or have somebody this bug or problem too?

    Please check your laptop and write hier under my question.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It won't charge all the way up to 100% unless you run it down to under 90% or so. If you just use it a bit and it only runs down to say 95%, it will not charge all the way back up to 100% to prevent overcharging and damaging the battery.

    That graphic in the menu bar fudges the numbers to say 100% even when it is not. I'm assuming to keep people from worrying about their battery charge all the time.
     
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    Today I've charged up from about 30% but thats battery icon thing(maybe problem) is still here... Before that I did a SMC delete, because I hoped thats the problem ...but not.
    Are you sure, that is not a problem with my mac battery?
     
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    What do you see for Power readouts in the System Report now after fully charging from 70% like you did?
     
  6. AGANG thread starter macrumors member

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    Still this... The battery icon on the menu bar shows me battery is full but Power readouts in the System Report says battery is charging so isn't fully charged. I waited a bit more than the Reports said me full battery too as the magsafe2. I think the lights on the mag safe2 say me earlier that battery is full(=green).
    The SMC deleting wasn't helpfull.
    Is this problem or what? A bit annoying that earlier green light...:/
     
  7. AGANG thread starter macrumors member

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    Here you can see, what I'm talking about. (Techtool Pro 8)
     

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    Again, this is not a problem. That menu bar fudges the readout to show 100%, when it is not really 100%.
     
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    I don't see anything wrong there. Totally normal for the charge to float around like that in the upper 90s.
     
  10. AGANG thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. You say right: That menu bar fudges the readout to show 100%, when it is not really 100%.
    Ok so not a problem? Which is important, when I want to charge full the battery? I have to see the manu bar or the System report?
     
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    Is it good for the battery when I chech menu bar information which shows not really the full charge?
     
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    Nope... this is normal and not a problem at all. You can just go off of the menu bar readout and things will be fine.
     
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    OK. Thank you very much your help. I appriciate your kind and help.
     

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