Rick Stawarz

MacBook Battery Tips

Rick Stawarz

One of the first questions MacBook and MacBook Pro owners ask is, “How do I take care of my laptop’s battery?” Lots of different types of batteries have existed over the years, but for the newer, more efficient batteries within the Apple’s computers, there are basically two rules to keep in mind. 

1. Don’t leave the laptop plugged in all the time. Batteries are like car tires: if hardly used, they’ll become unbalanced and useless.

2. At least once a month, let the battery fully drain and then fully charge. This allows the battery to stretch out and make sure each and every little corner of capacity is being used.

These rules also apply to iPods, iPhones, and iPads. If you want to learn more about battery maintenance, head over to Apple’s official battery website:

http://www.apple.com/batteries/

    I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.