Article ID : 00015896 / Last Modified : 01/30/2012

What is Battery Care and how does it work?

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Charge and discharge cycles cause the capacity of the lithium-ion battery to decrease, resulting in shortening the battery life. You can use the Battery Care mode to reduce the capacity decrement caused by charge and discharge cycles, i.e., prevent shortening the battery life.


  • When Battery Care is set to On, the maximum recharge capacity is limited to 90%. As a result, the battery life between charges is shortened by about 10%.
  • In the Battery Care mode, the first bar of the battery indicator will disappear somewhat quicker than normal. This is a result of stopping recharging the battery before becoming fully charged, in order to extend the battery lifespan, and is not a malfunction.