Why do you love macOS

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In the latest beta version of macOS 10.15.5, Apple has built a function to conserve the battery. iOS users already know this.

Apple's second developer beta version of macOS Catalina 10.15.5 includes an innovation that was previously withheld from iOS. macOS is designed to intelligently manage battery charging for longer battery life. So far, this has only been possible with the iPhone with iOS, but not with Apple's desktop operating system.

The function is intended to reduce the chemical aging of the battery and thereby extend its service life.

No throttling of the Macs by the Battery Health Management

The new macOS function is reminiscent of the optimized charging implemented in iOS. So it is not a matter of throttling the computer's performance. This had caused a lot of trouble for Apple in iOS because the user was initially not informed at all that a bad battery also meant that the performance of the iPhone was reduced. It was only after this process was launched that Apple decided, under public pressure, to implement an option.

The so-called Battery Health Management of macOS aims to monitor the temperature of the battery and the charging pattern in order to reduce the maximum charge depending on usage. If the battery is not fully charged, it will age more slowly. The function can also be deactivated to extend the runtime.

Battery Health Management from macOS only on devices with Thunderbolt 3

Battery health management is only supported on Macbook Air and Macbook Pro models that have Thunderbolt 3 ports. The function is still only included in the beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.5, in which it is activated by default. It is not known when the final version of 10.15.5 will be released.

Apple will probably already present macOS 10.16 in summer 2020, albeit only virtually at the WWDC developer event instead of at a large public event. The corona pandemic also made this face-to-face event impossible.

The author of the article is Michael Linden.

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