Feature Explanation: Shortcuts

General explanation

With AlDente Pro 1.18 we are officially launching support for the Apple Shortcuts app. Please keep in mind that this is only a beta release and bugs may still occur. Shortcuts allows you to add automations and configure AlDente the way you want it. If you want to read more about the Apple Shortcuts app and what you can do with it, take a look here. With this first beta launch, the following Shortcuts of AlDente are possible Start Charging, Stop Charging, Discharge, Start Calibration, Set Percentage, Get Percentage, Get State, and Get Temperature.

Start Charging

This Shortcut sets the Charge Limit in AlDente to 100%. Therefore, the MacBook will immediately start charging.

Stop Charging

This Shortcut sets the Charge Limit in AlDente to the current charge level. Therefore, the MacBook will immediately stop charging.

Discharge

This Shortcut basically activates the Discharge feature of AlDente. Therefore, the set Charge Limit in AlDente needs to be lower than the current battery level for Discharge to start. If that is the case, the MacBook will be discharged to the set Charge Limit. You can read more about the feature Discharge here.

Start Calibration

This Shortcut starts the Calibration Mode of AlDente which performs charging and discharging procedures to recalibrate the battery. You can read more about the Calibration Mode here.

Set percentage

This Shortcut sets the target battery percentage in AlDente. If the set percentage is higher than the current battery percentage, the MacBook will start charging. If the set percentage is lower than the current charge level of the MacBook, charging will stop.

Get Percentage

This Shortcut outputs the current battery percentage of AlDente. If you have the Hardware Battery Percentage setting enabled in AlDente, it will also output the Hardware battery percentage. Otherwise, it will output the macOS battery percentage. You can read more about the different kinds of battery percentages here.

Get State

This Shortcut returns the current state of AlDente. The different states of AlDente are Charging, Pause, Sailing, Discharging, Topup, HeatProtect, Calibration, IntelMode, and Exit.

Get Temperature

This Shortcut returns the current temperature of the MacBook battery.