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

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Taking battery out of my MacBook Pro

Yesterday I bought my first Mac, the new Macbook Pro 13". Apple recommends not having the battery charged connected to the MacBook if the battery is 100%. In other laptops I had, I could just remove ...
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iPhone 5S gets very hot and drains battery

My iPhone 5S is getting very hot and the battery drains like 5 % in 30 seconds. I've tried it all, restoring and stuff and I've read that the problem is with iCloud. So I've deleted my iCloud account ...
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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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iPad turned itself off and won't turn back on

I was just reading a webpage on my iPad and the screen went black and then the Apple logo came up and then the spinning loading wheel and it just went black... Nothing after that. The screen is ...
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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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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 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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Should I disconnect my MacBook Pro's power cord when the battery is fully charged?

Title says all. My friend told me that I need to disconnect the power cord when the battery is fully charged. Otherwise, I will shorten the life of the battery. Is that true? I am going to use my ...
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Macbook power adapter issue: PPP003

I'm using Macbook Pro 15" Retina Late 2013. OS is Yosemite Public beta. Once in month I usually do diagnostics (Apple's boot time diagnostics, the when you press "D" ). The last the when I did it, 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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MacBook Air Battery is not charging, no light, still be able to power up, battery condition is normal

I experienced this behavior two days ago (My MacBook Air is late 2011 version (4.2): I can still power up my Mac, with or without MacSafe charger connected Battery is not charging There is no light. ...
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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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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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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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MacBook discharging while plugged in under load

I have the latest Retina MacBook Pro MacBookPro11,2 I quite often have the CPU at about 400%-500% usage (e.g. 4-5 cores at 100%) and also do GPU intensive tasks. While this is happening, the battery ...
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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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MacBook Pro - Only runs while MagSafe charger connected

My 2013 MacBook Pro only runs while the MagSafe power charger is connected. Model Number: A1425 (EMC 2672) When the charger is disconnected system immediately powers off (no shutdown). MagSafe ...
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MacBook Air randomly “dies” on a full/near full battery

Since the beginning of the month, I've had a strange issue with my 2010 MacBook Air (2.13 Ghz, 4GB Ram, 128 GB SSD). It will run fine when plugged into the MagSafe, but running on battery it'll ...
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I have a MacBook (2008) that sleeps as soon as you put in a battery

This MacBook runs perfectly without a battery. Putting in a genuine new and aa genuine used battery does the same thing. The screen goes dark, you can still see the screen for a second and then it's ...
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Macbook battery problem

I have a MacBook 13" (A1181) running Mac OS X 10.6.8, I have a problem with the battery When its turned off it responds to power button only when charger plugged in. After starting i can remove the ...
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IPAD MINI WONT TURN ON!!! even after charging and it doesnt show a battery symbol

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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macbook pro absurdly small battery life

My Macbook Pro lasts me about 1.5 to 2 hours max on a single charge. This feels ridiculously low. What can I do to increase the battery life on Macbook Pro? Battery Information: Model ...
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Poor battery performance on MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I have recently bought a very expensive new MacBook Pro with 8 GB memory and now I am frustrated by its very fast battery drainage. Often I see only 2 hours left on full battery charge! Right now it ...
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Why does my battery drop with 1% within a minute after removing the charger?

I just got a new iPhone 5S a week ago. Works perfectly aside from the fact that the battery tends to act weirdly. As mentioned in the title, when I remove the charger the battery percentage drop by a ...
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Battery Dead or Normal

I have an unusual problem. I have an 11" MacBook Air (Mid 2011). I am only able to use it via the power adapter although no light on it of any colour at all. When I check the battery in System ...
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Disparity between “Charge remaining” and “Full Charge Capacity” on relatively new MacBook Pro?

I have the latest retina MacBook Pro. While looking at some statistics, I saw the following: My computer is currently on 100% charge (charger is plugged in), and it seems odd that the difference is ...
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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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Are my battery cycle counts increasing when MBP is on and plugged in?

I often leave my Macbook Pro (13" - Late 2011) plugged in while working on it with the charge at 100%. This post suggests that when the battery is at 100% and the laptop is plugged in, the battery ...
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What is the ideal charging behavior for a new Retina MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

I've called Apple Support a bunch of times, but I got conflicting answers. To my knowledge, new technology makes it okay to keep the charger plugged in non-stop, but I want to make sure I am properly ...
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How's battery life of the Oct 2013 Macbook Pro 15" Retina?

I am using a Mid-2013 MacBook Air 13" and the battery life is great! Now I am considering upgrade to a bigger screen and is checking a refurbished Oct 2013 MacBook Pro 15" retina. Everything seems ...
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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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App offering audible alarm for low battery on Mavericks?

I installed the update to Mavericks a few days ago, and while it's mostly been great there is no longer a sound that goes with the low battery warning. I have several programs which suppress the ...
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iOS device battery life when developing

I have an iPhone and an iPad that are constantly connected through USB to my MacBook Pro 8 hours a day. The battery of both device is always at 100%. Will this hurt my devices battery life? I've ...
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Battery Life on MBPr (2014 model) with*out* dedicated GPU

I am considering to try MBPr (late 2014 models) coming from Windows environment, which means that I would still need to use Windows about 50% of the time. One of the strong points in favour of MBPr is ...
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How to test a Macbook Air battery hardware integrity

I spilled water on my Macbook Air last week. The technician had to remove the battery because it wasn't charging. Without battery, the computer runs fine. I'm thinking of purchasing another battery, ...
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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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do i have a bad battery or macbook?

I have a 2007 17" MacBook pro and the battery stopped holding a charge. I did not have enough money to buy a apple one so I bought third party battery. The battery will charge to full capacity and the ...
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How to find out MBA-2011 13" battery serial number on the battery?

I'm aware of ability to find out the battery serial number via About This Mac. Is it also written somewhere on a physical battery, to be read without turning Mac on? If so, where? Of course I'm ...
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I have a mid-2012 MacBook Air, and the Service Battery alert is showing

My 13" Macbook Air recently started showing the "service battery" alert. It's the mid-2012 model, and is still under Apple Care. The alert seems to appear mainly when I'm running off the battery. Is ...
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Mac does not sleep

There is a week or so since my macbook stopped being able to go sleep, instead it stops by just sleeping the screen, while the system light does not go blinking (and the system won't go sleep either, ...
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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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new iphone 3gs dead battery

i bought a new sealed iphone 3gs from vodafone store ( yes brand new one, it seems that they got some stored old phones of different brands and models ) the problem is that this iphone wont charge by ...
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Can using a non Apple USB cable damage an iPhone?

If I use a generic/aftermarket iPhone USB cable instead of the official Apple product, can it damage the iPhone? A vendor at the mall said that high quality iPhone USB cables have a chip that ...
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iOS & iCloud: Broken iCloud data causes kbd process to crash constantly and drains battery

On Stackoverflow I was told to come here. Since a few days ago my iPhone 5 is getting unusually warm and the battery drains REALLY quick, like in 4-5 hours. I tried turning all the usual suspecty off ...
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Why does my iPhone 5 refuse to turn on at a different level to my iPhone 4?

When iPhone 5 (A1529) shuts down when it's low on power and refuses to start which is expected, however when i plug it into power it starts up right away have 11% battery so i'm assuming it shut down ...
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My charger for my white macbook isn't charging

I was actually on my macbook like a few days ago and the charger was working GREAT. However a few days later like 3 more days later it stopped working. It was a LIGHT green and then it would get ...
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Macbook Air battery power = 0, odd sleep / shutdown hybrid

Does the macbook air go to sleep or shutdown when battery power is used up? Mine does something in-between... screen goes black on battery = 0%, and when plugged back in, it doesn't go through a boot ...
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in terms of battery life for the iphone 5, which battery is better? 3.8v1440mAh or 3.8v1560mAh?

ok so if I have this right milli Amp hour= mAh, Whr = Watt hour, and v = Volt is charge capacity? Where is potential discharge or work capacity and V is the rate at which the "work" is being done?
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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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What's the difference between the battery of iPhone 5s vs iPhone 5?

Do they have the same capacity and/or run time for certain identical tasks? I know iPhone 5's battery has a charge capacity of 1440mAh. Has this been improved in the new iPhone 5s and/or iPhone 5c?