Question regarding MacBook Pro 2016 battery handling?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bonjourx, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. bonjourx macrumors member


    May 26, 2016
    hello, I used to have a MacBook Air 2013 and was told to always plugged in the laptop as much as I can while using it and at least use it without being plugged every other day and let the battery go down to 75% and plugged it back in again, and that's how I've handled my MacBook Air 2013 and I must say the battery works like it's still new and really lasted a long time. Now I've ordered the MacBook Pro 2016 non touch bar and it's on it's way (so excited!!), my question is, will the battery handling be the same with the new laptop? Should I always plug it as much as I can while using it too? Or only plug it in when the battery is down to certain percentage? (I know the first day should be testing its battery without being plug at least to make sure the battery works perfectly.) but afterwards, what is I guess the "proper handling of the laptop's battery? Should I do the same thing I did with my MacBook Air?
  2. deany macrumors 68030


    Sep 16, 2012
    North Wales
    Never read that before.

    Did read 'never let your rMBP switch off due to % battery' - I'm not totally convinced even that would harm the battery.

    some folks have their rMBP pluged in to mains 24/7 and everything I've read points to this not being a problem either.

    I think the battery needs to 'bed in' for a few cycles before real testing begins IMHO

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