6 MacBook Battery Issues and How to Fix Them


The Top 6 Frequently Asked Questions About MacBook Batteries and How to Resolve Them.


1: Your MacBook’s Battery Isn’t Charging

The most likely cause of this issue is the power supply or charger, not the battery or gadget. A faulty or soiled wall adapter may render your MacBook Pro inaccessible. If your charger ignites or if the LED light on the charger does not activate when plugged into a wall adapter, the charger is liable.


How to repair a Macbook battery that is rapidly depleting:

  • Thoroughly clean the charging port and MagSafe connection.
  • Ascertain that the MagSafe connector’s pins are configured appropriately.
  • Change the wall adapter.
  • Ascertain that the wattage of the charger is suitable with your MacBook.


2: The Battery Never Gets Fully Charged

Allow your MacBook Pro to calibrate the battery first. To do this, charge the Mac to 100% and then disconnect and use it until the battery reaches 0% and the Mac shuts down automatically. After 5 hours, restart your MacBook. If this does not resolve your MacBook’s battery life issues, then you must reset the SMC. Switch off your Mac and then hold down the “Shift” + “Control” + “Option” + “Power” buttons for ten seconds, then release them all simultaneously. Following that, press the power button once to restart your Mac.


3: When You Work, Your Battery Depletes Rapidly

How to Repair: To begin, you’ll want to identify how your battery’s charge is being consumed. Simply click the battery symbol in the upper right corner of your screen or use the activity monitor app to accomplish this.


Additionally, you should be aware of the typical battery life of your product. It’s best to run your Mac for the most of the time without active Bluetooth, high screen brightness, or keyboard light. Additionally, you may arrange functions such as automatic backup to operate only when the device is plugged into a power source.


4: Utilize a Notification That Reads “Replace Soon” or “Replace Now”


How to Resolve: To begin, determine the battery’s health. Open the “Apple Menu,” hold down the “Option” key, and when the “About this Mac” option changes to “System Information,” choose the latter, and then on the left side of the following screen, click “Power.” If the battery status is good, such as “Fair” or “Normal,” the battery life is still intact. However, if the indicator reads something bad, such as “Poor” or “Check battery,” your battery is now a write-off. Nonetheless, it is recommended that you replace your battery only at an Apple store.


My Battery Isn’t Being Recognized

When your Mac’s battery is fully exhausted, it enters a low power mode to protect its ability to charge, which may result in it failing to register correctly on the system.


How to Resolve: To resolve Macbook battery life issues, plug your Mac into a wall outlet and charge it for at least five minutes. If the issue persists, you may need to reset your SMC (as described in how to resolve issue #2).

6: The Low Battery Warning Is Ignored

This issue is most likely caused by the user’s battery status display preferences.


How to Correct: Select “Energy Saver” from the “Apple Menu,” and then check the box under the “Show battery status in menu bar” option.