MacOS 10.15.5 update came out with gentle "incomplete charging" mode to extend battery life
27.05.2020 0 Comments
Apple released the macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update, introducing several new features. One is designed to extend the battery life of your MacBook.
Lithium-ion batteries, which are also used in the MacBook, chemically age and degrade over time. As a result, they receive less charge, and the battery life of the laptop is gradually reduced. The new function is designed to slow down the process of battery degradation, which will extend its service life.
The work of this function is manifested in the fact that the battery does not charge to the maximum permissible capacity. Thus, in some cases, a 100% battery level may not mean the maximum charge level, but the maximum acceptable level to extend the battery life. In other words, the battery is not charged at 100% of full capacity, but at 100% of the charge that it must take to extend its life.
The new laptop battery life extension feature is activated by default on new MacBooks that come with preinstalled macOS 10.15.5 or later. It also automatically activates when upgrading to macOS 10.15.5 on laptops with Thunderbolt 3 support (these are all MacBook Pro models released since 2016 and all versions of MacBook Air released since 2018).
The macOS 10.15.5 update also allows you to disable the portrait resizing feature of the current talking user in FaceTime group calls. In addition, controls have been added to better calibrate the Pro Display XDR.
Source: The Verge