How to Buy MacBook Pro Batteries
How do I know which battery to buy for my MacBook Pro?
Follow the steps below to learn about your Mac’s battery.
- Hold the option key and click the battery icon near the top of the screen. Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider.
- Click the Apple icon and choose “about this Mac.”
- Choose “system report.”
- Click on “power” to see details about your MacBook’s battery.
Is it worth replacing a MacBook Pro battery?
While Apple makes reliable machines, current battery technology means that most cells only last a few years before their capacity seriously diminishes. A battery replacement is a great way to breathe some new life into an older MacBook.
Can I replace MacBook Pro battery myself?
However, you cannot replace a built-in battery yourself. Only older MacBook Pros with removable batteries are truly viable for DIY replacements.
Is it OK to leave MacBook Pro plugged in all the time?
If you leave your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air plugged in all the time—no matter the vintage—the battery suffers wear for being charged to full. Don’t fully discharge your battery regularly—that is, don’t let it run down to zero.
How many years does a MacBook Pro battery last?
A MacBook Pro battery will last 5 years on average with moderate use before replacement is needed. It could last a few years longer if the battery is calibrated monthly and stored at 50% charge for shutdowns longer than 72 hours. A single charge typically lasts 4-6 hours on average.
Does Apple replace MacBook batteries for free?
This is not a safety issue and Apple will replace eligible batteries, free of charge.
How much does it cost to replace MacBook Pro battery UK?
|MacBook Pro||Battery service|
|16-inch MacBook Pro||£ 199|
|15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display||£ 199|
|13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display||£ 199|
|15-inch MacBook Pro||£ 129|
How often do MacBook batteries need to be replaced?
According to Apple, a MacBook battery wears out after 1000 cycles. Generally, you’ll reach that limit in about 5 years. You’ll notice that the battery life of your MacBook becomes shorter and shorter.
Can you replace a battery in a MacBook?
Apple offers a battery replacement service for all MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro notebooks with built-in batteries.
How much does it cost for a new MacBook Pro battery?
|MacBook Pro||Out of Warranty|
|16-inch MacBook Pro||$ 199|
|15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display||$ 199|
|13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display||$ 199|
|15-inch MacBook Pro||$ 129|
How do I fix my MacBook Pro battery health?
How to fix Macbook battery running out quickly on macOS 10.14: You can try any or all of the following:
- Clean up the charging port, and the MagSafe connector.
- Ensure the MagSafe connector’s pins are properly set.
- Try out a different wall adapter.
- Ensure that the adapter’s wattage is compatible with your MacBook.
How do I know if my MacBook battery needs replacing?
Click on the battery level in your top menu bar to bring down a drop-down. At the top of the menu, you’ll find the TL;DR version of your battery’s current condition. If it says “Replace Soon,” “Replace Now,” or “Service Battery,” it’s time to look into a replacement.
Can MacBook work without battery?
Your computer will, at most, run at half speed with no battery. It’s simple enough to disconnect the battery without physically removing the battery from the computer, but there’s no guarantee this would allow your computer to work.
Why is my MacBook battery not charging when plugged in?
This could be the result of a faulty power cable, corrupt system settings, or even some dirt in your charging port. Your MacBook battery might not charge even when using the power adapter as a power source.
How do I make my MacBook battery cycle count low?
You can’t reduce the battery cycle count. It only goes up, “reducing” it would make it go down, and you can’t do that. You can minimize the count or reduce the number of cycles it uses by keeping it plugged in as much as possible.
What is a bad cycle count for a MacBook Pro?
Apple states most MacBooks will have 80% battery capacity left after 1000 cycles. (Some models are 500 and earlier models are as low as 300). So the maximum number of cycles will depend on the model.
How do you reset the battery on a MacBook Pro?
To reset it, do the following—you can find the same information buried on the Apple website.
- Shut down your MacBook Pro.
- Turn it back on.
- Press and hold the Command, Option, P, and R keys while it’s starting up.
- Hold the keys down for at least 20 seconds.
- Release the keys.