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How to maximize Macbook pro retina's battery life when working with AC power? [duplicate]

I'm working 95% of my time with AC power and Thunderbolt Display. Since macbook pro retina's battery are no longer easily switchable I'm concerned about it's life and would like to maximize it. Before ...
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Can I keep the MacBook Pro Retina's power-cord plugged in at all time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I disconnect my MacBook Pro’s power cord when the battery is fully charged? I'm wondering if it's reasonable to use a MacBook Pro Retina as a desktop replacement with ...
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How often should I remove the charger from my rMBP? [duplicate]

I want my battery to remain healthy. I used to charge it full then remove the charger after it's done, then put it back on when it goes down to 10% .. However this is becoming hectic and I was ...
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Battery Full Alert [duplicate]

Is it possible/necessary to configure a "Battery is full, remove charger notification" similar to the Low Battery Alert? I run macOS Sierra on my computer and wonder what software or scripts or ...
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Is it good to keep my MacBook Pro on charge? [duplicate]

I recently got the new MacBook Pro 2018 and would like to look after the battery better as I need it for university and would keep it for at least 3 years. I understand that they are lithium-ion ...
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What's the best way to prolong the lifespan of a Macbook Pro battery? [duplicate]

I have two Mac book Pros: A 2013 Unibody retina that I use every day An older 2006 model with removable battery that I use a couple of times a month (when not in use, it's not connected to the AC. I ...
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Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the time damage the battery? [duplicate]

I am using my early 2015 MacBook Pro as a desktop by connecting it to an external display, thus, it needs to be plugged in to a charger all the time. Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the ...
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Should you unplug the cable once your MBP is fully charged? [duplicate]

With Mavericks is this still needed? Doesn't this eventually cause the battery to die faster because it means it'll have to go through more cycles frequently?
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Macbook Pro Battery Care [duplicate]

I found instructions about MacBook battery care, but it made me confused. I received my MacBook Pro yesterday. After unboxing, I used it for some time and then I fully charged the battery. I will be ...
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Is regular charge cycling important to maintain battery health? [duplicate]

I read about a full charge cycle at least once per month - how is this done? Just purchased this wonderful machine, brand new, want to keep it as perfect as possible, and am not sure how to do a full ...
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Any danger to letting a MacBook stay on the charger long-term? [duplicate]

I came into possession of a 2009 13" MacBook Pro. Most of the time, it will be used as a desktop computer - but there will be instances when I will need the 5 hour battery. Is there any danger to ...
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Best practices for Macbook Pro usage [duplicate]

I have a new Macbook Pro and I want it to last and keep a healthy battery. How do I best ensure this? If I am using it, do I let it discharge, or leave it plugged in? If I am discharging it / ...
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Best practice to maintain high charge count [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro, always plugged, I put it to sleep during the night. Is that the best thing to do if I want to maintain a high number of remaining charges, while also keeping a healthy battery? ...
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Fine to keep macbook on power for unlimited time? [duplicate]

I just got a used Macbook Pro (retina) 2012 running El Capitan. I am keeping it charged and on all the time. Is there any harmful effect from doing so on the battery in the long term?
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Should my MacBook be on charge most of the time? [duplicate]

For optimal battery health, should I charge my Mac most of the time, apart from letting it run through a full battery discharge once a month?

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