Macbook advice

JoysMacbookPro

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 3, 2010
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Hi
Can anyone help me please, i just bought a macbook pro today and want to know more about caring for the battery.
Firstly is it ok to shutdown the laptop after every use? or should I put it on standby.
Also is it best to shut it down over night or leave it on standby.

Thank you
Newbie:)
 

iAlexG

macrumors 6502a
Jun 15, 2009
509
1
UK
Hey there, congratulations on your new Mac, hope u enjoy it.
You can keep track of how your battery is by using coconutBattery
I personally do the same as said above and my battery is 10 months old and at 95% capacity which is pretty decent. My last laptop (HP Pavilion) went from 2hr to 1hr battery life in about 8 months
 

RITZFit

macrumors 65816
Sep 16, 2007
1,268
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In my Corner
The best way to ensure your battery has a healthy life is to make sure you use it often. You just don't want to leave the computer plugged to an outlet 90% of the time. Keeping the battery's juices flowing is the name of the game :D