Making the most out of my MBP battery.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macdeez, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Macdeez macrumors member

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    I'm a person that likes to use things up till they shrivel up and die, before i bought this macbook I had an HP laptop for 5 years until it just got too slow and old for me and I needed something new.

    I want to know the best way to keep my battery going and not die out on me early. ( I don't mean one charge cycle, I mean over the long run ) I usually use the laptop at home but I don't know if I should keep it plugged into the charger all the time and take it out a few times per month and drain it to 0% then repeat, or if I should just charge the battery till its full then remove the charger, reach about 5% then charge again...
     
  2. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you calibrate it, it shouldn't be a major problem. I personally use mine in its charger almost 24/7. Here is what Apple says
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490
     
  3. Macdeez thread starter macrumors member

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Run on battery whenever you need to and plug in when you can. Just make sure you're not running on AC power all the time. Run on battery a few hours every few days and you'll be fine. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
    Here's what Apple also says:
     

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