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Frequently Asked Questions

AlDente Pro is currently only supported on MacOS 11 Big Sur or later.

How to find your MacBook model?

MacBook Pro:

  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, M1 Pro/Max, 2021)
  • MacBook Pro (14-inch, M1 Pro/Max, 2021)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2020, Radeon 5600M)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

MacBook Air:

  • MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)

While your MacBook is in sleep or shut down, AlDentes capabilities are highly limited.

Take a look at our feature explanations on our blog regarding this topic:

When activated, MacOS will try to find out your charging and working schedule and prohibits charging above 80% for a couple of hours overnight. If you have an unregular schedule, this will not work and it will still charge up to 100%, just a little bit later. With AlDente, you take full control over your MacBooks charging behavior. Therefore, we recommend disabling Optimised Battery Charging in settings to avoid any interference with AlDente Pro.

This feature will decrease the maximum capacity of your battery to avoid fast battery aging while plugged in. With AlDente, you can still use the maximum capacity when needed and stay at a healthy percentage while plugged in. Therefore, we recommend disabling this feature in settings.

To uninstall AlDente, you just have to set the charging limit back to 100%, wait 30 seconds for changes to take place, quit the app and delete the AlDente program file from your applications folder.

Take a look at our blog post about this here

Yes, AlDente is supported on Apple Silicon/M1 MacBooks.

Yes, you have to activate the Intel Mode in AlDente and set a desired charging limit. This limit will prohibit your MacBook from charging even in Bootcamp.

You can read more about the Intel Mode here.

This feature is only available on Intel MacBooks. This uses a different pathway for controlling the max charge value. Features like Discharge, Sailing Mode and Calibration are not available in this mode, but the set charge value persists reboots and works in Boot Camp as well. However, the actual end value can also differ by up to 5% from what you set.

You can read more about the Intel Mode in our blog here.

Yes, you should uninstall AlDente Free before installing AlDente Pro to avoid any interference.

Yes, we have more detailed feature explanations in our blog.

NO, Intel Mode only needs to be enabled for the special case of using AlDente in Windows. You can read more about the Intel Mode here.

The Sailing Mode is not intended to actively discharge your battery. Therefore, your MacBook will barely lose any energy even in Sailing Mode, since the power brick is the main source of energy. So do not worry when the battery percentage does not change even if the Sailing Mode is activated. Sailing Mode is still doing its thing.

Unlike the common belief, it is actually way more unhealthy for a battery to always get cycled between a reasonable range (for example between 30% and 70%) than to just stay at a healthy percentage (for example 80%). This is due to even reasonable charge cycling adding a lot of charge cycles which results in more and faster battery degradation over time than just using the MacBook plugged in at a healthy percentage. However, this does not mean that you should not use your MacBook remotely. MacBooks are portable devices but if you use your MacBook in your office pugged in, it is better to just limit charging to a healthy percentage than to cycle between a certain range.