MBP: tips for healthy and longer battery?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jedi5, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Jedi5 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2009
    North Burbs, IL
    Just got a new battery for my MBP.
    Battery is at about 50% out the box. For cycle count, should I fully charge the battery now or let it die down and then charge? Does it matter first time around?

    One thing I learned the hard way is to fully charge the battery and then let it die down to about 20% or so before you charge it again.

    Are there any other tips anyone can share?
    I went to the energy saver preferences but really didn't see anything major.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
    That's not necessary. Read the FAQ.

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