The Easiest Way To Check The Battery Life Of Your MacBook

Using the relevant function Apple provided into macOS is the simplest approach to determine the battery health of your MacBook. To check the battery condition on your MacBook, simply hold down the Option key while clicking the battery icon in the status bar. You’ll be given the choice of Normal, Replace Soon, Replace Now, or Service Battery (via Apple ). You’re good if the battery state is normal. However, you should contact Apple Support if it displays any other of the aforementioned indicators.

When you have exceeded the battery’s maximum number of charge cycles, you typically get one of the latter notifications. Checking the number of charge cycles should be done in addition to the battery state if you want to keep an eye on the health of your MacBook’s battery. According to Apple, “one charge cycle is completed after you’ve depleted 100% of the capacity of your battery.” It takes two days to finish a charge cycle, for instance, if you use roughly 40% of your MacBook’s battery life on day one and another 60% on day two.

On the other hand, if you spend the entire day sitting down and doing nothing but casual web browsing, reading emails, watching videos on YouTube or other streaming services, editing videos, and concluding the day with some more casual browsing, you may only use up one charge cycle in a day. MacBook batteries “have a finite amount of charge cycles before their performance is predicted to deteriorate,” according to Apple on a support page.

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MacBook plugged in

The finest charging techniques may always be used, whether you’re buying a new MacBook or have had one for a while, to extend its longevity and enhance battery life. Apple advises consumers to make sure their MacBook is running the most recent version of macOS. Users of MacBooks can switch between a variety of battery energy modes, such as a Low Power mode that uses less energy to prolong battery life, an Automatic mode, and a High Power option that enhances performance at the expense of battery life. The battery energy mode can either be set to Automatic or modified as necessary by the user.

Use the lowest display brightness setting possible, and turn off Wi-Fi when not in use, to extend the battery’s life. Additionally, Apple advises customers to close any unused applications and disconnect any accessories to prevent their MacBook from using power. Like other Apple products, you shouldn’t constantly charge MacBooks to 100% and you should also avoid letting the battery drop below 10%.

Last but not least, especially when it is fully charged, you shouldn’t leave your MacBook unattended for an extended period of time. The performance of the battery may also suffer if the MacBook is left plugged in all night or for an extended period of time. Last but not least, Apple advises using the MacBook between 50 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit in terms of temperature (via Apple ).


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