5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2014 10:43 AM by Kappy
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Hi everyone. Ive read that it is safe to plug in your macbook all the time and use the battery every 1 week and let and charge it again once it reaches 50-60%. Now Im wondering if it is safe to remove the charger once Ive decided to shut down my computer. And just plug the charger back again before opening it? Will it let my charge cycles go up? Or would you suggest to just keep it plugged in all the time even if it's off. Im actually worried about keeping it plugged in all the time because during in the mornings, my room get's really hot. And Ive also read that the enemy of our batteries is heat. For now, Im gonna uplug it because I'll be at school and Im not gonna use it so Im gonna leave it at home. This is my first mac and my mother gave it as a gift. So I want to keep the laptop and the battery as healty as possible. Thanks!


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
Reply by dominic23 on Jan 10, 2014 10:36 AM Helpful

jdc2014 wrote:

Hi everyone. Ive read that it is safe to plug in your macbook all the time and use the battery every 1 week and let and charge it again once it reaches 50-60%

 

Right.

 

 

jdc2014 wrote:

 

Now Im wondering if it is safe to remove the charger once Ive decided to shut down my computer. And just plug the charger back again before opening it? Will it let my charge cycles go up?

Charge cycle will not go up.

 

Plug it in whenever the battery needs to be charged.

 

At home when Mac is in use, keep it plugged in.

 

When updating software, make sure that Mac is plugged in.

 

All about Batteries

 

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

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH4367

Reply by Kappy on Jan 10, 2014 10:43 AM Helpful

As I said it makes no difference whatsoever. Follow the information provided in the links I provided.

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