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  • macOS Catalina 10.15.5 released

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems macOS macOS Catalina 10.15.5 released

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        Alex5723
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        anonymous
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        The most notable addition is the Battery Health Management Tool, which tries to prolong the lifespan of the battery (how long it will last in the long run, not how much charge it can go for after being unplugged) by not charging the battery to its maximum capacity, in order to reduce stress on the Li-ion battery (as they deteriorate faster when kept fully charged for long periods of time).

        The side effect is that you’ll get less charge per use, and this effect will be more noticeable as the battery ages. Fortunately, this can be disabled in Energy Saver preferences if you need to top up the charge for a long day trip without power. Most people should keep this on, especially if they tend to leave their computers plugged in all the time.

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          anonymous
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          Oh, and I forgot to mention (not sure if people are looking for anecdotal evidence): the update installed for me with no issues thus far.

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        Nathan Parker
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        By the way, Alex, when posting macOS updates, you might want to include some of the highlights from the update in the AW post itself. Linking to the Apple Software Update article on AW would be good as well to remind people when to install updates.

        Nathan Parker

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