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How to check battery health on MacBook: 2 Easy ways!

Is your MacBook’s battery acting funny-like draining quickly or taking time to charge? This could signify its poor health.

Apple’s MacBook lineup is known for its reliability and longevity. However, as is the case with any lithium-ion batteries, Mac batteries have a limited time span. Thus, affecting the device’s performance over time.

But before deciding on replacing the battery, check its health to be sure as the issue could simply be due to heavy usage (among other reasons). Let’s learn how to check it and better understand how Apple measures battery health on MacBook.

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Traditionally, there are two ways to deduce this information.

Method 1: Via System Settings

  1. Click the Apple logo ()System Settings.

    Select Apple logo and choose System Settings
  2. Navigate to the Battery option from the menu.
  3. Hit the info icon next to Battery Health.

    Select battery, click info icon in system settings
  4. Here, you can monitor the following factors:
    • Battery Condition: It prompts the effectiveness of the battery.
    • Maximum Capacity: This reading shows the current capacity of the battery in comparison to when it was new.

      Monitor Battery Condition, Maximum Capacity in system settings
  5. While you’re at it, I recommend enabling the Optimized Battery Charging feature for the betterment of your MacBook.
  6. Select Done to exit the interface.

    Toggle on optimised battery charging in system settings

Method 2: Via System Information

  1. Click the Apple logo ().
  2. Press and hold the Option key and select the System Information option.
  3. Scroll down to the Power menu.
  4. In this instance, take a look at the Charge Information and Health Information categories.

    Select power in system information
  5. Close the interface if your device prompts positive results.

After reviewing both criteria outlined above, if you feel that your MacBook’s battery health is compromised, you should contact Apple Support for extensive assistance.

However, if you don’t want to get involved in a comprehensive resolution, here’s our take on improving the battery health of MacBook.

Q. What’s a good battery cycle count?

Most modern post-2009 MacBook models come with 1000 charge cycle support. So in an ideal scenario, you are completely fine at 80% of the charge cycle on the device. You don’t have to worry till the 800 mark in the System Information menu. 

Q. How long does a MacBook battery last?

Based on our estimate, when you enable the Optimized battery charging option from the System Preferences menu, you are good to go with 5 to 7 years of lifespan on your MacBook battery. 

Q. How do you reset the cycle count on a MacBook?

You can’t reset the cycle count on a MacBook. You can only visit the authorized Apple store and replace the aging MacBook battery to reset the count from the start. 

Save it while you can!

Taking care of your MacBook’s battery health is a smart investment in its long-term performance. The methods mentioned in the article allow you to quickly check your battery’s health and take action if necessary.

So, make sure to check your battery health regularly, and enjoy using your MacBook to its fullest potential!

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  • Parth

    Parth previously worked at covering tech news. He is currently freelancing at iGeeksBlog, Guiding Tech, iPhonehacks, and TechWiser writing about apps comparisons, tutorials, software tips and tricks, and diving deep into iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows platforms.

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