Hi this is Gary from MacMost Now. On today's episode, lets talk about stressing over your Mac or IOS battery. So I'm in beautiful Maui where there's not much stress, having a great vacation, and it makes me think about all the questions I get from people stressing about things, like their batteries. So I get this question a lot. I get people asking me the best way, the very best way to take care of their battery that's in their Iphone or their Ipad or their Macbook. Well my advice is don't stress about it. I see a lot of people stressing too much about this. I don't worry about it. I use my Macbook on a battery while I'm away from my desk, and when I'm at my desk I plug it in. Now people are going to say, wait you're supposed to recondition it. Once a month or so you have to drain the battery, and apple still does recommend that. I drain it every once in a while but I don't schedule it. If I notice the battery's depleted after letting it run for a long time, then I'll let it run completely out and charge it overnight. But I just let it happen. I don't schedule it or stress about it. As for my Iphone I simply use it all day and plug it in while I'm sleeping. And my Ipad, I don't even do that, I just continue to use it until I notice the battery's running low and then I'll plug it in that night and let it charge up. Now as for doing things like reconditioning it or doing things at just the right conditions, you know, it may add 1 or 2 percent to the lifetime of the battery, but so what? If you're going to replace the battery, what's the difference if you replace it a week or a few weeks earlier? A Macbook battery you might have to replace every two to three years if you want to get the most out of your Macbook. And an IOS battery, if you're not going to upgrade your Iphone every year like I do, then you may need to go in for a replacement, but it's just like a car. You need maintenance. You have to change the oil, and you're going to have to get new tires every once in a while. It's not a good thing to expect that you buy your Macbook or IOS device and expect that you're never going to spend a penny on it. You're going to have to upgrade software, you're going to have to maintain things on it. Now there are a lot of myths out there. One of those is you shouldn't use your Macbook while it's plugged in, and I don't really get this. There are a lot of myths out there. One is when you're Macbook's fully charged, you shouldn't use it while it's plugged in. You should absolutely use it when it's plugged in. For instance if you're working on it for a while at your desk, leave it plugged in. The battery won't overcharge and this way you're not running down the battery cycle while you're using it, sitting at your desk. Whenever I'm at my desk, my Macbook is plugged in getting power from the wall. And I use the battery when I'm away when I'm sitting on the sofa, or out of the house. So the important thing to remember, is these devices are all meant to take stress away from us and make things easier for us, and when you start stressing about them, about how you use the battery, well that's working against that. Don't stress about it. Just use it as you want to use it. Let the battery worry about itself. There's a lot of software and bits of hardware in your devices that can handle the battery. Let them do their thing. So I encourage you all to live a more stress free life and do not worry so much about the batteries in your Apple devices. From Maui, this is Gary from MacMost Now.