Macbook battery question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jlevine31, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. jlevine31 macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2006
    I've got a new macbook and was hoping to ask about the best way to charge the battery to optimize battery life. Is it best to only charge the computer when it's basically out of batteries or does it not really matter if you just charge it whenever you have it by an outlet? I remember the ipod manual specifically saying it made no difference with its battery but wasn't sure if that applied to the macbook also.
    Thanks in advance!
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Basically use it however you want. Just be sure to calibrate the battery every month or two.
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    They reckon that when you first get your battery you should charge it fully and then let it drain completely – and repeat the process every so often. Apparently, it calibrates the battery and helps to keep it in good health.

    There's some useful advice on keeping your battery happy on the Apple website, here and here.
  4. jlevine31 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2006

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