MacBook Pro in cold conditions  (Read 366 times) Print

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JonHob  January 16, 2017, 11:17:02 pm

How does everyone get on using their MBP's out in the cold?

I'm having issues with my 2015 MBP and the cold. It's switching off around 70-80 minutes of a football match, plus 15 minutes for half time. When I eventually get it plugged in to the mains, it boots up with 80% (ish) battery power.

Has anyone suffered this problem? How did you get round it?



petereoin  January 17, 2017, 05:49:12 am

I have seen this behavior before, have you looked at your battery's health?

When the battery runs down (old) it may give an indication that there is 80%of life remaining, but the charge diminished over time.
80% may have given you 4 hours of use when the battery was new, but now 80% only give you 1 hour


JonHob  January 17, 2017, 01:10:32 pm


The battery has only 11 charge cycles so is in as new condition.


neiram44  January 17, 2017, 10:39:11 pm


From my experience it depends how cold but batteries in general suffer or at least get strange behaviors...

It's the same for me with batteries for DSLR.

But as soon as it seems quite new have you check that this behavior didn't happen also during "normal" usage?


JonHob  January 18, 2017, 12:35:58 pm

It seems OK during normal conditions. In fact, it lasts ages! It's just when its cold.


neiram44  January 23, 2017, 01:12:50 am

I think it's pretty normal but what do you mean by cold? I made a try with like 1 to 2 degrees out and yes it reduced the life time but I didn't feel it drastically my battery is pretty old.

I would still give a try on an apple store.