What's going on with my MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -LikesMac-, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    My MBP says charged in the OS settings and everything and it's usually plugged in (I see the green light indicating charging), but its 96% right now. Earlier I saw it was 97%. WHAT is going on!!! :mad::mad::mad::confused::confused::confused:
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    That's completely normal. The battery won't be charged back up until it hits 95% in order to not waste battery cycles.
  3. -LikesMac-, Aug 23, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2011

    -LikesMac- thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    Ok! But...

    I learn something new everyday. THANK YOU SO MUCH! :) :D

    EDIT: Does this mean its better for the battery cycles/efficient/etc if I: 1) didn't keep the MBP plugged in until its at a low battery %, then charge it to full power? or 2) Do the thing I currently do, keep plugged in.
  4. priesty macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2011
    would like to know this aswell.
  5. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    Read this post about these batteries and their characteristics.
  6. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    it is my understanding that as long as you occasionally unplug it and run the battery down, leaving it plugged in when you can is more efficient for the battery.

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