Should i take off my macbook's battery when using at home ?

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  1. MiBi4ever macrumors newbie

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    i dont know how to keep my macbook's battery in best condition ?
    Explain me please dudes , should i charge full , then use my battery until about 10-15% , then charge again ? Or just let my Macbook with the AC charge all the time ? Or take the battery out , then run my Macbook on AC charge ?

    Thanks in advance
    Regards.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    DON'T remove the battery! For best results using and maintaining your battery, follow Apple's advice here.

    Regards.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    The best way to keep your MacBook battery in the best condition is to just use it. I remember I didn't calibrate it for a month and my dumbassed friend nearly killed me over it. I think, just use it, and forget the calibration nonsense. Sure it can keep the battery healthy, but you spend time (which is irreplaceable). I'd rather buy a new battery after awhile than waste an hour or so every month.
     
  4. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Removing the battery will also drop the speed of the CPU. Even when plugged in, it expects a battery to be installed.
     
  5. MiBi4ever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks :)
    I did wanted to take it off , hehe . But now i ll stick with it every where
     
  6. babyskiffie macrumors newbie

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    hi there sorry i still dont get it a bit...

    so should i charge full , then use my battery until about 10-15% , then charge again ? Or just let my Macbook with the AC charge all the time ?

    Thank u so much, cuz im really confused and i dont wanna spoil my battery
     
  7. és: macrumors 6502a

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    Just plug your charger in, with the battery plugged in, and then forget about it. Every once in a while, unplug it and use it till it dies, then just plug it back in again.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Use it. That's the best way not to spoil your battery. Who cares if it dies a few days earlier than its ETA of death?
     
  9. babyskiffie macrumors newbie

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    lol ok...
    thanks a lot for the suggestions!
    im nt unplugging the charger again except fr calibration :)
     
  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    No. Keeping a rechargeable battery plugged in all the time reduces the battery life.
     
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  12. yousoldtheworld macrumors member

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    Keep it plugged in most of the time.
    Unplug it once in a while and use it, letting the battery do some work.
    It's as simple as that.
    Laptops are made to be portable, obviously. You don't need to have them plugged in all the time, and if you never use the battery, it will lose power.

    Just use your computer.
     
  13. outaru macrumors member

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    if you're happy with removing and attaching youre battery every time you leave home then that might help, just don't misplace it.. :D
     

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