How to check MacBook battery health?

I believed most of the MacBook user do not know that MacBook battery life span is counted in the form of charge cycles.

Example: Every time you charge your Mac battery to 100%, it will count as  a charge cycle. This cycle also can be split across days, such as 20% on Monday and 80% on Tuesday equals one cycle. Once a battery reaches its maximum charge cycle count,following symptoms will be happened:-

  • Your battery isn’t charging
  • Battery won’t charge to 100%
  • Mac battery runtime is low

Question: How to check my MacBook battery charge cycles?

Answer: If your Mac OS is version 10.12 and above, Select “About this Mac” from the Apple Menu. Click System Report. After that, click Power in the Contents list

Question: How to check my MacBook battery condition??

 

Answer: You can check on its condition by follow below steps:

  • Navigate to Apple menu > About This Mac > More Info.
  • Click on the Power section from the list to view cycle count and condition rating.
  • The four battery conditions are – “Normal,” “Replace Soon,” “Replace Now,” and “Service Battery”.

Note: Refer above screenshot

OR

Hold the Option key and click on your battery icon.

There are four battery status that indicate your MacBook Battery condition:

  • Normal.
  • Replace Soon. This one will appear when the battery is getting near the end of its lifespan.
  • Replace Now. This will show up when the battery performance drops to 80% of its initial level.
  • Service Battery. This is when the battery starts malfunctioning. You should have the battery checked out as soon as possible.

Reference: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201585

Cycle count limits

Use the table below to see the cycle count limit for your computer’s battery. The battery is considered consumed once it reaches the limit.

Computer Maximum Cycle Count
MacBook
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017)
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016)
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)
MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)
1000
MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008) 500
MacBook (Mid 2009)
MacBook (Early 2009)
MacBook (Late 2008)
MacBook (Early 2008)
MacBook (Late 2007)
MacBook (Mid 2007)
MacBook (Late 2006)
MacBook (13-inch)
300
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53 GHz, Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)
1000
MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008) 500
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2GHz)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
MacBook Pro (15-inch)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)
MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4GHz)
MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
300
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011)
MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)
MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010)
1000
MacBook Air (Mid 2009) 500
MacBook Air (Late 2008)
MacBook Air
300

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