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Master Your Mac by Matt Cone

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Chapter 37. Maintaining a MacBook’s Battery

Admit it: Working on a laptop at a café or during your morning commute is pretty exhilarating. But that feeling fades fast when you realize you’re running out of battery power and are nowhere near a power outlet. That’s why it’s important to configure a MacBook to conserve power away from home and condition your battery to hold strong charges for years to come.

The lithium-ion battery inside your laptop is one of the best portable power sources available. It holds enough energy to power your machine for hours, and it can be recharged hundreds of times. But there are plenty of ways you can eke out even more time from a single charge. And performing regular maintenance ensures that the battery can continue ...

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