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Iam using Macbook for my all development needs, i find these days that my battery backup seem to drain very fast (from 5-6 hrs to 3 hrs) is there any effective way its battery so as to retain for longer hours(5-6).

(Please note that Iam using my Macbook with extended monitor in most cases)

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The best reference is Apple's own notebook batteries page, which describes "how to maximize the lifespan and battery life of your Apple notebook."

Topics covered:

  • How often they recommend you discharge your battery (once a month)
  • Proper long term storage
  • Optimal settings for related System Preferences

There's more tips on the Apple Portables: Tips for maximizing your battery charge page.

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