This normal? Am I doing something wrong?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TechGod, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Load cycles seem too high.
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Run on battery whenever you need to and plug it in whenever you can. You can plug or unplug any time you need to, regardless of the charged percentage, and you never need to completely drain your battery. Just make sure you don't run on AC power exclusively, as your battery needs to be used regularly to stay healthy.
    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  3. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Worryingly however, it is only 119 days old.
     
  4. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    Isn't that normal? My Mac is about 450 days old and has almost 400 cycles.
     
  5. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ok I'm just worried. Thanks for the help guys and for the speedy responses.
     
  6. p3ntyne macrumors 6502

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    Np! Just enjoy your new computer and don't worry.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Enjoy the computer and don't worry about battery cycles :)
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No need to worry. Your cycle count is determined by your normal usage. If you run on battery power enough to consume a cycle every day, that's normal for you. You don't have to run on battery power if AC is conveniently available, but you can if you choose. It's all about how you prefer to use your MBP, which will differ from what others do.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    http://www.apple.com/batteries/

    Apple recently updated their battery information and it broke some of the links in your FAQ.

    The new info no longer recommends running on battery occasionally to exercise the battery like the old Apple page. Maybe they figured out this was causing unnecessary battery cycles.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, just discovered that. Updating. Thanks for the info.
     
  11. ha1o2surfer macrumors 6502

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    Be sure to follow Apples battery care section and it'll last a long longer!
     
  12. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Ive never really bother to care about my battery, some of my older computers like an iBook, and another Macbook from 2006 both cannot start without the charger in, so i have a question: Whats best? To let the computer charge as much and just let the charger be plugged in when i have 99-100% or take it out and let it go down to 20 before putting in a charger? Currently i only take out my charger when i move my computer and/or use it in the car or anywhere thats not my desktop. At least 90% of my computing usage is while charged.
     
  13. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Based on the latest info from Apple, you no longer need to unplug and run it down a bit to "exercise" the battery. If you don't need to be portable, just leave it plugged in and don't worry about it.
     

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