Concerning devices that store electrical power which can be used to run various devices in the absence of external power.

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brown sticky residue in my macbook pro charge port

i have just noticed a brown type of sticky residue in my charge port on my macbook, it wipes off but not completely and to me it smells like battery. can anybody tell me if i have a problem here or if ...
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Battery diagnostic tool at Apple Genius Bars

I have a one-year old iPhone 5 and it's battery performance has dramatically decreased over the last few months. As I could use my iPhone for over 24 hours a year ago, the lifespan has halved by now. ...
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Is my iPhone 5S draining battery too fast (and is it due to process mediaServerD?)

My iPhone 5s has always had less good battery life than my previous iPhone (4S), but I'd always assumed that it was due to the increased speed of the CPU/GPU and the increased screen size. It also ...
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Difference between autopoweroff and standby in pmset

I just got a new Retina MacBook Pro 15". After getting some downloads interrupted due to the computer going to sleep (even on AC power), I started looking at the man page for the pmset command. I did ...
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2008 MacBook (A1181) won't boot from battery

I have a 2008 13" (2.4GHz) white MacBook that will only boot from mains power. If you attempt to boot from the battery it's as if it's not even connected. Once you get even past the initial startup ...
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Unresponsive Trackpad Click After Battery Depletion

I had a very odd situation happen with my machine at the weekend and wondered if anyone could shed some light on it. I have an early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro and I was watching a DVD on it using the ...
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Does iPad battery charging utility like Battery Boost Magic pro really make a difference in prolonging iPad's battery life?

Do battery charging utilities such as Battery Boost Magic pro or Kingsoft battery doctor really make a difference in prolonging the life of an iPad battery?
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Does the iPad draw more current when charging?

I seem to be able to charge my iPhone 5 on a variety of USB chargers (car ones included). My iPad retina (iPad 4) seems to be very fussy about which chargers it will actually charge up on. (The ...
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New MBP 13 retina late 2013 battery problem

I just have bought new MBP 13 retina late 2013 and after installing: adobe photoshop, office for mac 2011, xcode, eclipse, java, and MAMP is battery life too short. 100% charched battery is remaining ...
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2013 macbook retina has extremely short battery life

I've recently bought the new macbook pro 13" retina (2013) this November and noticed that it has extremely short battery life compared to my old macbook pro 13" (2010). On a full charge, my new ...
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iPhone 3GS turning off randomly while being used

While using the phone it randomly shuts down. And when I turn it back on battery drains by about 3 or 4 percent. Could this be a battery problem or a sign to another major problem? So the only way I ...
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How to disable battery charging?

From the pmset man page: POWER SOURCE ARGUMENTS -g with a 'batt' or 'ps' argument will show the state of all attached power sources. […] Certain Apple battery calibration tools may ...
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Do dynamic wallpapers drain battery?

Is it true that using a dynamic wallpaper will drain the battery faster than a still wallpaper? If so, how much faster does it drain? (I'm using an iPad Air running on iOS 7.1)
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Macbook Air mid 2013 not charging

I have a macbook air mid 2013 model. It worked with no problem till now. Today when I opened the macbook it shows no charge symbol(I mean when you press power button it shows a battery icon in a black ...
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My MacBook Pro is not sleeping when I close the lid on battery

I purchased my macbook back in 2011, and this problem just started. When I unplug and close my computer to put it in my backpack for school, it does not sleep. I take it out and its very hot and has ...
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How to have my MacBook Pro safely hibernate when out of juice?

My all new MacBook Pro was on the battery, and warned me that the battery was almost finished. I left the Mac take care of himself. Later, I plugged the Mac and I pressed the button Power. Hearing the ...
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Macbook Pro Mid-2010 15" is not charging with dim green light

I have spilled a bit of water on the keyboard of my Macbook Pro this Monday. It continued working just fine. So, I took it home, and 2h later, when I pluged the charger in, the light turned into a ...
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iPhone 4S/IOS6 - battery drain after the camera usage

Just discovered than my iPhone4S/IOS6 draining battery too fast after I using the camera. So: after the fresh restart the phone lasts 3 days - when not taking photos or videos, but enough take one ...
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Need to drain (powered down) iPhone4s' battery.

in summary, i think my 4s is having some battery calibration problem. started with batt % dropping rapidly to 1%, but managed to on itself after i charged it for abit. stayed at 1% for the entire ...
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My MacBook Air won't charge

My MacBook Air won't charge, the MagSafe doesn't even have that green or red orange light and when it does it isn't very bright. The Battery Icon on the upper right corner indicates not charging. ...
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No Batteries Available ?-How to Check battery health on MacBook Pro early 2011

A few days ago, I went on vacation and unplugged power cable from my MacBook Pro 13' early 2011 and then I got back home, the battery was not detected by OS and didn't charge. I then understood that I ...
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Battery warning “Service Battery” goes away by itself

I got the "service battery" message when clicking on the power indicator of my MBP the other day, only my battery appears to be fine. Then today, it's gone away by itself, I haven't taken it in for a ...
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Does Battery Usage/Percentage need to be calibrated again?

I recently installed iOS 7 on an iPhone 4S. Does the Battery Usage/Percentage (as shown in the top-right corner of the screen of the phone) need to be calibrated again (by letting the battery fully ...
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Macbook pro doesn't go to sleep after left inactive

In Energy Saver settings (System Preferences -> Hardware section) the Mac is set to sleep after 15 minutes, but nothing happens. Mac drains battery and automatically turns off when battery is low. ...
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How to reduce MacBook Air 2013 1.7GHz CPU power consumption?

I'm seeking a way to reduce MacBook Air 2013 1.7GHz CPU power consumption -- or any MacBook for that matter -- to save battery life. I want to vary the CPU power consumption variably, so that I can ...
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Dysfunctional trackpad on 2007 Macbook

I have a 2007 white Macbook here, of which the trackpad gradually became less responsive to the point where you can't press it down anymore at all. Neither the left nor the right button will ...
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Checking the health of my iPhone's battery

It seems that my iPhone's (4s - purchased Nov. 2011) battery loses its charge fast. I have read all the relevant OPs. Is there any app which provides information about the battery's health? Or ...
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iPad boot loop only when powered - brief flash loop when connected to USB - jailbreak gone awry?

Received an iPad from a customer in an unknown state. Report was "does not power on". Device is out of warranty. It's the 1st generation iPad with a 3G chip. Symptoms: when connected to power only, ...
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Battery lasts a month on an iPad?

iMac power supply died, and I decided to replace instead of fix. The day after I ordered the replacement, my iPad screen failed to light the screen. That I intend to fix, but I didn’t want to touch ...
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Disabling Hibernation AND DeepSleep mode on Retina Macbook Pro reduce battery life?

I am currently on 90%, HDMI connected to 2nd monitor, about 5-6 links open in Safari, terminal running (coding on python), Stickies, Messages, and Mail are running. My battery has 2h of remaining ...
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iPhone won't charge anymore in infinite boot-loop [closed]

NOTE: I know this is a lot of text to handle, but I'll add a bounty whenever I can to the person who can bring me the solution. So see is as a motivation to read the whole text :) My friend has the ...
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Dilemma about replacing the battery in my 17" MacBook Pro mid-2010

After 3 years my mid-2010 17" MBP model is telling me it's time to replace the battery. The current one (model A1309, FWIW) has had ~1000 cycles now and can't hold the charge reliably anymore. Being ...
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Can I safely charge my iPhone 4 overnight on a regular basis?

First time caller, long time listener: I've seen this question asked on a few other sites but with no "definitive" answers. The Apple website on iPhone batteries is ambiguous, at best, and the ...
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Late 2009 MBP 15" battery drain on sleep after putting SSD and ram upgrade

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro (macbook pro 5.4) with Core 2 duo 2.53ghz 4GB RAM with 256 HDD. I upgraded the RAM and switched to SSD. Here are the specs: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC ...
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Is there a solution for preventing battery drain on the 5s after the iOS 7.0.6 update?

I have tried a hard reset, removing Outlook email account, and closing all apps and turning off Background App Refresh.
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How long should it take to charge up a new iPhone

I just got a new 64 GB iPhone 5. I left it connected to my MacBook Pro all night last night via the USB cable. It's only about 85 percent charged. Is that normal? Seems like it should be charged up ...
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Can an iPhone be force started before the 15 minute recharge period?

There are times when the iPhone is at low battery level that it turns itself off. Sometimes, it maybe when I am going to charge it but looking for where my cable is, it turned itself off. So I ...
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Chrome continues running even when Mac should be is asleep

I have the latest version of Chrome running on my Mac. I've noticed that even when I close the old intending to put my computer to sleep, Chrome continues running. I know this is the case because I ...
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Does the MacBook Air draw power from the battery or wall socket when the battery is at 100% and plugged in?

I have a MacBook Air 13" (late 2010 model). I use it both as a portable computer (i.e. not plugged in, drawing power from the battery) and as a desktop (i.e. plugged into the wall socket) regularly. ...
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External Firewire Audio Interface Overheating Macbook Pro 6,1

When I connect an external firewire audio interface to 17" Macbook pro 6,1 2.53ghz i5 the computer heats up at an alarming rate. I've heard all sorts of things on the internet, but still no reasonable ...
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MacBook Pro shuts down when unplugged

I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro work computer. Here's the sequence of events: I fully charge the battery I unplug the Mac from the power cable The Mac immediately shuts down Before unplugging the ...
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iPhone 4S iOS 7 Battery Drain

I have an iPhone 4S with iOS 7.0. Since the upgrade, my battery drains twice as fast. I have applied all the battery saving tips available on the internet (e.g. ...
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Why does GPS on the iPhone use so much power?

I keep reading in articles that GPS on the iPhone, or any cell phone for that matter, uses a lot of power, but I've never heard an explanation of why. Why is this? The phone doesn't have to transmit ...
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iPhone 4S with latest update now charges very slowly

My iPhone 4S (iOS 6.1.x) dropped it's charge today. It now is charging very slowly. I deleted my iCloud account to see if that would improve battery life. It still is charging slowly, and has taken ...
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Skype video call taking a lot of battery power on mavericks

I have got mavericks 10.9.2 and latest Skype version 6.14(351) on a MBA 2013. Whilst on a video call with one person only both cameras turned one and very good wifi signal Skype drained about 18% of ...
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What causes iPhone low battery crashes? Is there a software fix?

Some iPhone users (especially those with devices that've been in use for a while) encounter a problem where the device crashes once the battery gets low. For example: "After updating to iOS 7 ...
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How do you turn on a iphone 4 when your power button doesn't work and your phone wont charge?

This is the second time my phone turns off on full battery and I cant turn it back on last time i waited two days i guess it drained the battery and all but this time my phone was on 30 % I've called ...
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What should I do if my iPod keeps saying “Connect to power”?

I have an iPod Nano (6th generation). I bought it 10 months ago. I fully charged it and it started to work. Since then, I left it 10 months without using nor charging. Now, when I connect it to PC, it ...
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Erratic battery percentage behavior

I purchased an iPod Touch in December 2011. It came with a Target 2 year warranty. From the time I started using it the battery never read correctly. I decided before the warranty was up in February ...
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iPod Nano doesn't get fully charged when connected to MBA

I've a 7th generation iPod Nano. And it's working fine. I usually used to charge it either by connecting it to a wall charger or through my iMac. And every time it got charged just fine. The battery ...