Battery Health on MacBook – Everything You Need to Know

Depending on your Macbook model (Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, etc.) and battery health, your Mac battery will last several hours; average battery life can vary greatly.  Is your battery not as long as it was when you first got on your computer?  This may be due to a decrease in battery capacity over time.  Your battery is not supposed to last forever.  It is important to check his health periodically.

Computer battery life is limited and deteriorating over time, so it is often the first thing used on a Mac laptop.  You can replace the battery yourself or pay Apple to do this, but you have to check it out. First.  Any battery life problems you may be experiencing are a fugitive operation or just heavy use.

Hot to check Battery health on MacBook

Having taken out time to analyze MacBook battery, we are here to share with you the ways we used to improve our battery lives.

Check the Number of Battery Cycles on your Mac

The charging cycle is a full charge and discharge of the battery.  Each recent Mac battery is rated for 1,000 cycles; some older (pre-2010) models are rated for 500 or 300 cycles.  While the battery won’t suddenly fail when it reaches its limit, it will start to keep less and less charge as it approaches that limit.  Ultimately, you’ll need to keep your Mac connected to the power cable to use it.

To check the number of charge cycles your battery has gone through, press and hold the option key, click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen, then select the “System Information” command.  If you don’t hold down the Option key, you’ll see an “About This Mac” command instead.

In the System Information window, expand the ‘Devices’ category on the left, then select the ‘Power’ option.

In the right pane, you will see all the stats for your battery.    In our example, the number of MacBook revolutions is 695. The battery does not need to be replaced yet, but you will probably need to do it later this year.  If there is a problem with the battery, the “Status” entry (which appears normal in our example) will display something like “Service Battery”.

Get more Information with the Coconut Battery

System information contains most of the data you need to evaluate the health of your battery, but it is not well designed and can provide more information.  For example, this tells you the current maximum battery capacity but not the original capacity.  If you want more easy-to-understand information, download the free coconutBattery app.

In addition to the number of turns, this app shows us that the battery now has a full charge capacity of 7098 mAh.  Losing about 15% of capacity over almost three years is not bad at all.

How to Test a MacBook battery: Check if it needs to be Replaced and Replaced

Here’s how to know if your battery needs to be replaced, and if so, what to do and whether it is possible to replace the battery in your MacBook.

Is the MacBook Air battery draining fast, or does the MacBook Pro battery not last as long as it used to?  Is the battery in my Mac laptop not fully charged?

In this article, we will show you how to know if there is a problem with your MacBook battery and what to do if the battery needs to be replaced.  We’ll start by explaining how to run the battery test on your Mac laptop, we’ll discuss some of the reasons why Apple calls MacBooks with defective batteries, and we’ll discuss how to replace the battery in your MacBook.

How to test a MacBook battery

Most MacBook models should provide you with a battery that lasts all day, at least when you’re new.  This actually translates into about 12-13 hours battery life for MacBook Air models for 2018 and 2019, 10 hours for 13in MacBook Pro (2018/2019) devices, 10 hours for 15Book MacBook Pro (2018/2019) devices, and 11 hours for  16in MacBook Pro (2019).

Of course, as your Mac gets older, you won’t get much battery life due to natural degradation, but there are a number of things you can do to minimize that, as we discuss in this article on how MacBook battery saves a life.  For this reason, the three-year-old MacBook Air may not last the 12 hours that Apple has been used to claim, but it should last for a reasonable period of time.

If you just don’t get enough battery life from your Mac if it’s due to an error or it might mean that the battery needs to be replaced or maintained.  Fortunately, it is easy to tell if there is a problem with the battery.

MacBook constantly monitors its battery health.  To view the current status:

  • Hold down Alt / Option.
  • Click the battery charge icon in the top right of the desktop near the watch.
  • After the condition title at the top of the list, you’ll see one of the four battery status messages: normal, replace soon, replace now, and service battery.
  • It should be clear that normal indicates a healthy battery. It may be surprising that Replace Soon is just a warning and not order and the MacBook should still work properly on battery power, albeit with significantly longer battery life than when it was new.

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