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Tips to save cycle count.

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SuperHiMan Calculating status...
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Dec 3, 2013 12:45 AM

I have been having my computer for 2 months and the cycle is 104. I want to prevent it from getting higher. Howo do I do that?


Plz give me some tips of how to prevent from getting higher.

Here is the details of my System Information:



  Charge Remaining (mAh):          1953

  Fully Charged:          No

  Charging:          No

  Full Charge Capacity (mAh):          5171

  Health Information:

  Cycle Count:          104

  Condition:          Normal

  Battery Installed:          Yes

  Amperage (mA):          -27

  Voltage (mV):          11349

MacBook Pro
  • markwmsn Level 4 Level 4 (3,945 points)
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    Dec 3, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to SuperHiMan)

    Any time the computer is turned on (including sleeping) and not plugged into the charger, the cycle count is increasing at some rate. You cannot prevent it from getting higher and stay untethered. Of course, the whole point of a notebook computer is to be portable, and most are used on battery at one time or another, if not most of the time. If you have gone through 104 cycles in 60 days, you must use the battery most of the day.


    The obvious way to reduce the rate of battery cycle count increase is to keep the computer plugged into the charger as much as possible. You should also explore the options in System Preferences > Energy Saver > Battery to see if you can cut down on battery drain.

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,330 points)
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    Dec 3, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to SuperHiMan)
    MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9), i7 500GB 16GB RAM iPhone5 iOS7.0.4


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