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  • We all want Mac laptops that work on a single charge for days and whose batteries never need maintenance. Unfortunately, we will always be disappointed. Battery and power management technologies are constantly being improved. However, these improvements are complemented by more powerful processors and smaller projects with less room for battery cells. And because physics is a lover, current lithium-ion batteries will always age chemically, so they will be less charged over time.


    In the recently released MacOS 10.15.5 Catalina, Apple has introduced a new battery management feature that promises to extend efficient battery life in newer Mac laptops. To this end, the temperature and charge pattern of the battery are monitored and, in all likelihood, the maximum charge level of the battery is reduced.


    See the problem. While managing your battery health can extend your overall battery life, it can also reduce your daily battery life before you charge. It's too early to see the full extent of this compromise and we suspect it's impossible to determine, because everyone's Mac is different.


    It is worth noting that this battery management feature is only visible to users running macOS 10.15.5 or later and only if the Mac in question is a laptop with Thunderbolt 3 ports. So it is essentially available only for MacBook Pro models that were introduced in 2016 or later and for MacBook Air models that were introduced in 2018 or later. (The 3-port Thunderbolt requirement is just an acronym for Apple to indicate "current Mac laptops").

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    What should you do if you have a supported laptop and are using macOS 10.15.5? We see three scenarios:


    Preferred lifespan: If you rarely discharge your laptop battery, except for electronic vapors, because you can easily plug it in every time you charge it, leave battery management turned on. This will keep the battery life as long as possible.

    Preferred runtime: Disable battery level management if you want to supply the battery to the last power consumption. You may need to replace the battery earlier, but you will have more running time in everyday use.

    Modify if necessary: ​​Many people only need the longest possible term occasionally, e.g. B. on long flights without seats. In such situations, turn the battery flight management off and on again when you return to normal usage patterns.

    Switching is easy, but Apple is burying it deep enough that it's clear the company doesn't think most users should turn it off regularly. Open System Preferences Power Saver, click the Battery Status button below. In the dialog box that appears, clear the Manage battery status option and click OK. You will be asked to make sure you know what you are doing. Click Off to complete the job.


    One last note. Low capacity with active battery status management can have unwanted side effects - a recommendation from the status display in the battery status menu that you need to replace. To check the battery status, press and hold the Option key and click the battery status icon in the menu bar. At the top of the menu, "Normal" or "Recommended Service" appears next to "Condition." (Earlier versions of macOS may display "Replace Soon," "Replace Now," or "Service Battery.")


    Regardless of the term, anything other than normal indicates that your battery is less charged than when it is new. If you see this message and you don't receive enough battery life to meet your needs, you have the battery rated by an Apple or Apple Store authorized mac support services provider.