Need advice for taking care of battery

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by redryder, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. redryder macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2010
    Hi, I rarely use my macbook, maybe once a month or even less. Is there anything I should do to improve battery lifespan? Maybe discharge it fully before storing it or is it ok to just shutdown?
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    Don't worry about it - they sit on the store shelves for longer than that.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You should just not worry about your battery's life. It's pointless.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Run on battery whenever you need to and plug it in whenever you can. You can plug or unplug at any time, regardless of the charged percentage. Just make sure you don't run on AC power all the time, as your battery needs to be used regularly to stay healthy. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions:

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