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

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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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Why the iPhone doesn't automatically switch 3G off when connected to a wireless network?

This doesn't make any sense to me: why the iPhone doesn't automatically switch 3G off when connected to a wireless network? I always thought iPhone did that since the very beginning and my battery ...
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Macbook turns on with loud fan noise

Whenever I try to turn on my Macbook, the fans are super loud straight away. My battery is removed (manually because it looked like it was going to explode). I tried to reset the SMC, but that did ...
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Iphone 4S 8.1.1 Battery Problem

What else can I do to make my iPhone 4S work for as long as possible? I have done all the "standard" battery saving techniques recommended on most sites, like: turn off background app refresh, ...
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New MacBook Pro slow performance, battery not working

I have a very recent (mid-2014) MacBook Pro Retina 15" that has been working fine since I got it (about two months). Suddenly, it has begun to run very slow in all apps, even though CPU usage is very ...
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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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Is a refurbished Macbook Pro's battery new?

When you buy a refurbished Macbook direct from Apple, is the battery in it new? I cannot seem to find a definitive answer on their website or on the internet. I am concerned that the savings from ...
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MacBook 13" white (mid 2007) - how to treat a new battery for optimal battery life?

The old battery of my MacBook 13" white (mid 2007) is dead (as I always had the MacBook on my desktop and did not bother calibrating or discharging the battery). I bought a new one (original Apple ...
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Will it hurt my Macbook Air to be plugged into a “Uni Pak II” which is a dimming power source?

I'm at a conference and the only plug is a "Uni Pak II" which is a dimming power source (here's the manual). At first my charging indicator on the end of the MBA plug didn't light, but I slid up the ...
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Can pmset's ChargeInhibit be used to prevent battery charging? [duplicate]

I've been using my MacBook with AC power a lot lately and I thought that if I could use pmset to run on AC power whenever available and keep my battery at roughly 50% that would extend the life of my ...
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How to identify dead battery in Macbook pro 15" Mid 2010?

I have a Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2010 and I believe it has a dead battery. When I plug in the magsafe adapter it glows green, but the Macbook will not boot when I press the power button. When I press the ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Not Working on Battery, but fully charged and cycle count is low

I have an MBPR (15in) that is about 18 months old (no AppleCare). The battery has only 331 cycles on it, and Apple states it should last for 1000. The battery is fully charged, at 100%. If I remove ...
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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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Can I keep my MBPR unplugged when not in use?

If I shut down my MBPr and unplug the power cord every night then in the morning plug it back in and turn on the MacBook, will it have an effect on the battery charge cycles?
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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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Is there an iOS app that measures/reports the battery charging current?

I suspect my fake lightening cable charge my iPhone 5 much slower than my original lightening cable on the same charger. Is there an app that will display the current battery draw/charging current and ...
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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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Why is my iPhone 5S overheating so much?

Activities such as: Phone Calls that last around 10 minutes 3G Browsing for 5 - 7 minutes Watching videos for 5 minutes Using apps such as facebook / instagram etc for 5 - 7 minutes, lead to my ...
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iPad Mini won't charge or even show whether it's charging or not on the screen

Recently, my iPad Mini has had problems charging. I would have to plug and unplug the iPad several times before it starts charging. Today, the battery ran out and I had to charge it again. But, it ...
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Macbook Pro 13 Retina battery drain using Chrome browser

I'm planning on purchasing a Macbook Pro Retina 8GB/256GB to replace a 2009 Macbook Pro. I'm a long time Mac user but my hesitation is whether the Chrome browser battery drain issue in Mavericks has ...
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How to determine USB device charge battery level?

I am trying to get battery state of Jawbone UP24 connected to USB. Using this command: system_profiler SPUSBDataType I got this result: MotionX Band: Product ID: 0x0002 Vendor ID: ...
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iPhone 6 charging best practices

Should I charge every night? (Assuming that I consume more than 50% during the day, but sometimes not much more.) Should I turn off the device during the charge? (Assuming that I don’t need the ...
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Macbook Air 13 inch (256 GB/ 8 GB/ i5) along with Windows (Using BootCamp)

I am completely new to the Mac and I am planning to buy MacAir (256 GB/ 8 GB/ i5) model and want to use Windows 7 along with it using BootCamp. I have no problem with MacOSX but need to use Windows ...
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Battery on white MacBook shuts off abruptly after 30% charge is left

I have a white MacBook (MacBook4,1). I have owned and used it for over two years now (30 months, as coconutBattery would have me believe). coconutBattery and Battery Health Monitor both report that ...
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iPhone 5 Battery - Help me diagnose issue

I'm having a weird issue with my iPhone 5, that I think is related to the battery, but might be something else. Symptoms The battery indicator is wrong. It sticks to the value it fetches when ...
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Why would an iPhone 4S drops from 100% charge upon unplugging it?

I have notice lately (in last two months or so) after disconnecting my iPhone 4s (with iOS 6) from the charger in the morning after an entire night of charger it immediately drops from 100% to 98%. ...
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How to make iPhone turned on after charging

I often charge my iPhone when it ran out of battery. I often postponed charging my iPhone until it really run out of battery. After I charge my iPhone, I usually go to sleep or rest or forget about ...
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If we run out of battery and then charge iPhone, will it turn back on?

I just called by my lawyers 133 times for some very important message. My iPhone is just 3 meters in front of me being charged. Finally my lawyer come to my apartment and we both saw that the iPhone ...
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iPhone 3g battery drops from 60% to 0%

My friend gave me his old iphone 3G, which I've brought to an unlock-service so I can use it using my own simcard. It works, but sometimes the iPhone suddenly stops working while the battery still ...
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Iphone 3GS not charging

My IPhone was on 20% last night and I immediately plugged it in to the wall, it continuously kept connecting and disconnecting and at times giving "Charging is not supported with this accessory". ...
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Macbook Air - battery drains while sleeping (but not when shut down)

My macbook air (13-inch, mid 2011) battery drains from ~100% to ~85% over night. The problem only started a few months ago. I'm currently running yosemite, but the problem started while on ...
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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 Pro (5,5) restarts when powering microcontrollers

My Macbook Pro (13-inch, mid 2009, Intel Core 2 Duo) has an odd problem with the USB ports. Occasionally, when plugging in, removing or restarting a microcontroller such as the Arudino or Teensy, the ...
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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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Tweaking OS X 10.10 Yosemite to auto-toggle Reduced Transparency when on battery

I am curious about whether there is a way in OS X to hook to some events to find out whether the laptop is plugged into power. (And furthermore how we can control the "Reduced Transparency" settings ...
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Can iPods (3rd gen) brick completely if left uncharged?

I have an old 3rd generation iPod, barely used it since I got an iPhone a couple of years ago. I wasn't expecting the battery to hold its charge anymore (I've replaced it once or twice already, ...
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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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Macbook gets power but does not charge

I have a Macbook (Core 2 Duo, 2011 model) which does not charge when I attach my Magsafe charger attached to it. However, it does not discharge as well as apparently it does get power from it. This is ...
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Replacement Battery for iPod Video Works temporarily

I have an iPod video that needed a replacement battery due to it not holding a charge and only working while the iPod was plugged into an outlet or computer. After the first replacement the iPod ...
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Has anyone had troubles with an iPhone 4's battery life failing after upgrading from iOS 6 to iOS 7?

After I upgraded my iPhone 4 from iOS 6 to 7, I have experienced my phone running out of power before the end of the day on a night charge (I know it's easy to run a full charge down during the day if ...
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IPAD MINI WONT TURN ON!!! even after charging and it doesnt show a battery symbol [closed]

Ive got an ipad mini, and it is completely dead. I mean dead as it doesnt come on at all even if i charge it over a day. It doesnt even show a battery symbol when you turn it on. ive tried all the ...
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Power consumption of a bash command

I want to run a bash script on my jailbroken iPhone whenever it is being charged. Currently my script looks like this: #!/bin/bash ACpower=$(pmset -g | sed -n '2 p' | grep -o '*') if [ "$ACpower" ...
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iPhone: What is `accountsd` and why is it using 80% CPU?

I just got a new iPhone 6 for my SO and noticed that it is quite toasty to handle with the battery draining quite fast. It has been 24 hours since I first set it up. I plugged it into Instruments ...
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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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MacBook Air battery at 100% but shuts off when unplugged

I've been having a bit of a nightmare with my MacBook Air battery this last few months. This is my final shot at trying to solve the issue before I resign myself to needing a new machine. Machine ...
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Prevent iPhone from charging while connected to MacBook

I want to know if is there a way to prevent my iPhone battery from charging, when I connect it to my MacBook. I want to try my applications when I'm working, but I'm afraid that I will damage the ...
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Model Name: MacBook Air Model Identifier: MacBookAir4,2 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 1.8 GHz

Battery life catastrophic since upgrade to Yosemite - activity monitor shows 'spotlight web content' items using large amounts of CPU for webpages that are not even open?? Does anyone know why this ...
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How to disable Spotlight indexing when on battery?

Every time I add a few MBss of files to my SD disk, Spotlight starts eating battery (per Activity Monitor Energy Impact) for one to several days indexing them. How can I make indexing to turn off ...
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What does “main screen” actually refer to, in battery usage?

On iOS 8, there is the battery usage screen showing an estimate of the battery use, per application. It also has an entry for "Main screen". I assumed it was just displaying the main screen with the ...