4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2013 2:41 AM by OGELTHORPE
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I just bought the new macbook pro retina 2013 (first macbook!) I wanted to know what I can do to extend the life of the battery. Right know, I start charging the battery once it gets to about 60%. I keep the charger plugged in when im at home and left the battery discharge at uni. Would doing this having any advatange or disadvantage for the battery?

 

Also once the battery reaches 100%, would it overcharge if it is kept plugged in? or would it just start to use the power from the adapter instead of the battery

Anyother tips?

 

Thanks


MacBook Pro with Retina display
Solved by OGELTHORPE on Nov 7, 2013 2:41 AM Solved

Look at these links.  They will provide you with all the information you need regarding MBP

batteries:

 

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

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1446

 

csupinski is 100% correct, the OS will not allow the MBP battery to be overcharged.

 

Ciao.

Reply by csupinski on Nov 7, 2013 1:50 AM Helpful

That's fine, I keep mine plugged in all the time. The computer knows when to stop charging the battery, in fact, you'll know when it's charging based on the color of the MagSafe plug. If it's charging it's orange and green when it's not.

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