If your MacBook Pro refuses to maintain a charge greater than 1%, you may be able to have its battery replaced for free. Apple has launched a battery replacement program for the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models that experience this issue.
If your battery is affected, you will see a message ” recommended repaire ”when checking the health of the battery. ” If the status shows that your battery is normal, your battery is not affected by this issue. Apple says.
This week, Apple released macOS Big Sur update 11.2.1, which should help fix some of these issues. However, some MacBook Pros might still be affected by the charging bug. Apple therefore recommends updating your computer to this version or to the additional macOS Catalina 10.15.7 update. before turning to customer service for battery change. A few years earlier, it was the 2012 and 2013 MacBook Pro Retina that had the right to such a replacement program.
Which models are eligible for the free battery replacement?
Not all Apple computers are affected by this exceptional replacement program. To make sure you are eligible, you must have one of the following models:
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
- MacBook Pro (15 inches, 2016)
- MacBook Pro (15 inches, 2017), which we were able to test
To check the battery status, macOS Big Sur users should open the “System Preferences” app, then click “Battery”, then “Battery Health”. On macOS Catalina, the procedure is slightly different. Just hold down the Option key and click on the battery icon in the menu bar to bring up the battery status menu.
If there is still a “repair recommended” rating after the update, you should be eligible for a free battery replacement. All you have to do is contact Apple. Your computer will be examined prior to battery replacement to confirm eligibility. On the smartphone side, we know that Apple would program the iPhone battery to complicate its replacement.
Source : Apple