Do I Need to Replace the Battery on My Mac?

Do you have a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro laptop with a built-in battery? If so, you may be wondering if it's time to replace the battery. Apple considers a battery to be dead after 1000 charge cycles, which is about 5 years. You may notice that your laptop's battery life is getting shorter and shorter, or that your touchpad isn't working as well as it used to. The battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity after 1000 full charge cycles.

If your laptop is still under warranty, the one-year warranty (for the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport) and the two-year warranty (for the Apple Watch Edition) include service coverage in the event of a defective battery. If it's out of warranty, Apple offers battery service. If the battery is “normal”, meaning it has less than 1000 cycles and the laptop works well, you don't need to replace it. However, if your laptop is no longer working as well as it used to, or if you've reached the 1000 cycle limit, then it's time to replace the battery.

Apple offers a battery replacement service for all MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops with built-in batteries. Replacing the battery on your Mac can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. With the right tools and knowledge, you can easily replace your Mac's battery and get back to enjoying your laptop.

Erma Paulk
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