Does your Macbook battery need changing?

How to check your Macbook battery health.

Is your Macbook battery not lasting as long?. Typically the average user can expect their Macbook battery to last 2 years. After which you may start to notice that the battery does not perform as optimally as it did before.

The good news is. Batteries can quite easily be changed in your Macbook and at very affordable prices. So please do not give up on your Macbook just because you're not getting the 10 hours that Apple promised you when you first purchased it.

To check your battery health on your Macbook navigate as follows. Click the Apple icon on your destop (top left). Find and click "about this mac". Find and click "system information". Search for power. You should then see something similar to the image below.

Macbook Battery Health Check
Macbook Battery Health Check

A device will have 80% of its capacity once it has reached 1000 cycles. By Apples standards your battery is actually categorised as consumed once it reaches 1000 cycles. See Apples Blog.

At Gadget Rehab we would not advise to take Apples advice for gospel by change your battery when it reaches 1000 cycles. Especially if it is still operating OK  at this cycle level. However if you are experiencing battery related issues and your cycle count is over 1000 it may be best for us to have a look into this for you.

Another good indicator is the battery condition status. This should say normal however if you notice any other warnings then it may be best to have a professional look into this for you. Even if the count is showing less than 1000.

If you feel that your Macbook could do with servcing or you require your battery to be changed. Please give us a call on 01494 534 008 or get a quote online.

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