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macOS Catalina 10.15.5 will have a new charging feature to improve MacBooks' battery health

By Kenny Yeo - on 17 Apr 2020, 9:25am

macOS Catalina 10.15.5 will have a new charging feature to improve MacBooks' battery health

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Apple will introduce a new feature called Battery Health Management in macOS Catalina 10.15.5.

According to reports, this feature will only be available on newer Mac notebooks with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The aim is simple: to reduce wear and tear on the batteries and improve their lifespan, but without impacting battery life.

It works by analysing the Mac's batteries, mainly its temperature over time and its charging patterns.

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Essentially, it's trying to prevent the batteries from being 100% charged and then left at warm temperatures. This can dramatically reduce lifespan. It's actually best to leave batteries partially charged if you have no intention of actually using them.

The report adds that this will be the new default charging behaviour for compatible Mac notebooks going forward, but advanced users who want to take matters into their own hands can disable it in the System Preferences app.

Source: Six Colors