Mac Book Cycle Count?

When you are a Mac Book/Pro user watch your cycle count meaning how often your battery has recharged. You should use your battery here and then otherwise the battery lifetime decreases rough. My wife didn’t use the battery for a longer time and the battery performance was a mess. Apple support wanted to know the cycle count which was low and said: “Of course you have to use it frequently, oh and yes, this is in no manual and you get no exchange”.

System Profiler (Apple->About this Mac->More Info…)->Hardware->Power->Health Information.

My cycle count is 62 and condition “good” though which is ok for my 3 month old laptop.

13 comments to Mac Book Cycle Count?

  • shaun

    Thanks for the tip! I hardly ever use the battery in my 17″ MBP. The cycle count is 92 “good”.

    I’ll have to start using the battery more often i think..


  • My cycle count is 238, and the condition is “Check battery”. Wonder what that means? 😉

  • Thanks! My cycle count is only 33, and my MacBook Pro 15″ is already three years old! I couldn’t find anything about the condition rating, is that a feature of newer generations of MacBooks?

  • Claudia, that is not much so I guess the lifetime is not that long anymore, is it?
    I heard removing the battery would be good if you use it only with cable however who wants that …

  • Mac Guy

    I’m at 431 Cycle Count and my battery still says good condition in System Profiler.

  • Fiona

    I just checked my macbook and it’s at 201, the computer is 1 year and 5 months old and the other day the battery just decided to die! Pretty dissapointed.

  • Ganjar

    which one is better? good condition or normal condition?

  • Liz

    My Macbook white is less than a year old. My cycle count is 300. I guess that’s okay?

  • Luke

    714… I’ll be forking out for a new battery soon then i guess.

  • entail

    Cycle count: 736
    Condition: Good

    22 months. Time for new battery I guess

  • My cycle count is 637 and i have my mac book white for 3 years. My friends cycle count is 156 and we bought it at the same time. It says that our battery condition in good, so we were wondering how should we prolong the life of the battery. Im afraid to loose my battery so i just remove it and just use power source to save from using it. AM I doing the right thing?

  • Marc

    From my About this mac report (white macbook, bought in 2007)

    Model Information:
    Manufacturer: DP
    Device name: ASMB016
    Pack Lot Code: 0002
    PCB Lot Code: 0000
    Firmware Version: 102a
    Hardware Revision: 0500
    Cell Revision: 0102
    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 4543
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4577
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 1438
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 155
    Voltage (mV): 12629

    1438 cycles on my first battery, it goes down fast though, still lasting more than an hour not sure about exact amount.

  • Hey

    Im showing off.

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 2288
    Fully charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 4295
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 1967
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 2738
    Voltage (mV): 11888