how to charge a macbook

 

How to charge a macbook? If you’re like me, you’ve been asking yourself this question for weeks. Maybe even months. The Apple store said they would “take a look at it” but they never called back. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and figure out how to charge my macbook myself. Here’s what I figured out:

 

How to charge your MacBook

 

If you’re using a MacBook with a built-in battery, plug it into an AC power outlet using the proper adapter for your MacBook. If you’re using a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air with a removable battery, plug it in to an AC power outlet using the proper adapter for your MacBook, then connect the MagSafe or USB-C power cable to your computer and let it charge for a while.

Once your computer has charged for awhile, the LED on the MagSafe or USB-C connector will turn from amber to green, indicating that it’s time to unplug your computer.

 

Tips for charging your MacBook

 

Here are a few tips to get the most out of charging your MacBook:

-Connect your MacBook to a power outlet using the included AC adapter.
-Make sure the “Charge when computer is off” setting is turned on in Energy Saver preferences. This way, your MacBook will charge faster when it’s not in use.
-If you don’t plan on using your MacBook for a while, disconnected the AC adapter and store it in a cool, dry place.

 

When to charge your MacBook

 

You can charge your MacBook whenever you like. There’s no need to wait until it’s completely discharged or to wait for it to reach a certain level before you plug it in.

 

How to prolong your MacBook’s battery life

 

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your MacBook’s battery:

-Reduce screen brightness.
-Dim the keyboard backlight.
-Use Adaptive Brightness.
-Reduce Energy Saver settings.
-Disable automatic graphics switching.
-Turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth off when not in use.
-Download updates when prompted.
-Restart your MacBook regularly.

 

How to tell if your MacBook is charging

 

If you have a MacBook that is not charging, the first thing you should do is to check the status of the LED light on the MagSafe power adapter. If the LED is green, then your MacBook is charging. If the LED is amber, then your MacBook is not charging.

The second thing you can do to check if your MacBook is charging or not is to look at the battery status indicator in the menu bar. If the battery status indicator shows that the battery is charging, then your MacBook is indeed charging. However, if the battery status indicator shows that the battery is not charging, then your MacBook might not be charging.

Another way to check if your MacBook is charging or not is to use Apple Diagnostics or Apple Hardware Test (for older Macs). To do this, you need to connect your MacBook to a power source and then restart your MacBook while holding down the D key on your keyboard. Once Apple Diagnostics or Apple Hardware Test starts up, it will run a series of tests on your Mac to check for any hardware issues. If there are no issues found, then it’s likely that your MacBook is not charging because of a software issue.

 

What to do if your MacBook isn’t charging

 

If you’re lucky, you can fix this problem by resetting the SMC (System Management Controller). The SMC is a chip on the logic board that controls power to your MacBook. By resetting it, you may be able to solve problems with display backlighting, battery charging, thermal management, and more.

 

How to troubleshoot charging issues with your MacBook

 

If your MacBook isn’t charging, there could be a few different reasons why. Follow the steps below to troubleshoot charging issues with your MacBook.

First, make sure that your MacBook is plugged into a power outlet using the proper power adapter. If you’re not sure which power adapter to use, check the information that came with your MacBook or visit Apple Support.

Next, check the MagSafe connector and make sure that there is no debris or dirt blocking it. If the connector is dirty, use a clean, dry cloth to gently clean it.

If your MacBook still isn’t charging, try resetting the System Management Controller (SMC). To do this, shut down your MacBook and unplug the power adapter. Once your MacBook is powered off, press and hold down the left-side Shift+Control+Option keys and the right-side power button simultaneously for 10 seconds. Release all keys and then plug in your power adapter. Turn on your MacBook as usual.

If resetting the SMC doesn’t solve the problem, you may need to take your MacBook to an Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider for further diagnosis.

 

FAQs about charging your MacBook

 

Below are some frequently asked questions about charging your MacBook:

How can I tell if my MacBook is fully charged?
If the LED on your charger is green, that means your MacBook is fully charged. If the LED is amber, that means your MacBook is still charging.

How long does it take to charge a MacBook?
It usually takes around 2 hours to charge a MacBook from 0% to 100%. However, this time may vary depending on the model of MacBook and the power source you’re using.

What happens if I use an iPhone charger to charge my MacBook?
Although you can use an iPhone charger to charge your MacBook, it will take much longer than using the proper charger. We recommend using the charger that came with your MacBook or a certified third-party charger.

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