I have recently brought my self a MacBook Pro (2015) battery life because I was getting 4 hours or less on my MacBook Air (2010) that had about 800-880 cycle counts. Because of the battery issue with my MacBook Air I would like to know how to extend the battery life.
Is there a way how I can make sure my battery lasts for more then 4 years while staying close to 10 hours?
Here are a few things that I know about looking after batteries:
- Cycle counts (1 cycle count is 50% to 100% back to 50% etc.)
- It is best to keep your battery between 20% and 80% (is it true?)
What I want to know more of:
- More information on how cycle counts work (not sure if I fully understand them)
- How to reduce number of cycle counts (less is better)
- What is the battery life of an average use with 60% battery (between 20% and 80%) (need to last at least for 8+ hours without charging)
- Any applications that prevents the computer being charged over 80% (if possible)
- Any other tips for extending battery life
My end goal:
- I want to have good battery life (~10 hours) all the time and at least 8 (or as much as possible) hours in four years time (or 800+ cycles [which ever comes first]).
Thanks for the help