When to change the battery in a MacBook? El Capitan will tell
We love our MacBook for autonomy. Many enough for the battery to charge the laptop for the whole day. However, unfortunately, lithium-ion batteries can not please the owners of MacBook forever. After several years of use and thousands of charge cycles the battery loses its capacity and can no longer allow you to work 8 hours with a computer without recharging. Can help just replacing the battery. When is the best time to do it? You will tell the operating system OS X.
Without going into details, all necessary information about the battery of your Mac’s hidden a short distance. You should just click on the battery icon in the menu bar. OS X describes the status of the battery in four different States:
- Normal is what you want to see. Either the battery of your Mac is new or you are reasonably careful about your old laptop. The battery works as it should, and you have nothing to worry about.
- The term of operation expires — this status indicates that your battery is not new and is starting to show signs of wear. He still functions normally, but slightly worse than before.
- Needs to be replaced — this status speaks for itself. The battery is functioning normally, but it began to hold a charge much worse. You can without any damage to the computer use the battery further, but do not expect long battery life.
- Maintenance — this status indicates a problem with the battery. It may be damaged or may overheat. For issues, please contact the service center. However, on the Apple support site says that this battery can be used without any damage to the computer.
Can trust the operating system of your Mac. It will tell you when to care about the battery. If you want to dive into the question of battery life deeper, you should know about the number of charging cycles. The tracking of this indicator we have already described. Your Mac believes the number of charge cycles, and for most modern models of MacBook correct to say that the battery is able to hold a charge during the first 1000 cycles of charge.