If you are planning on buying a used MacBook, then it is a good idea to perform a thorough check on it to make sure the notebook you are getting does not have any issues. One of the most important things you should check in a MacBook before buying a used one is its battery charge cycles. Finding out how many charge cycles a MacBook battery has been through can help you determine its current health and whether you will need to have it replaced in the near future.
According to Apple a MacBook’s Battery is good for 1,000 maximum cycles. After it has been through these charge cycles, its performance will greatly deteriorate and it will need replacing.
You can accurately check MacBook’s Battery Charge Cycles from the System Information section of macOS. The good thing is you can get this information from the system itself and do not need any third-party applications.
Accurately Check MacBook’s Battery Health
Follow the steps below to check a MacBook’s current Battery Charge Cycles.
- Click on the Apple logo and from the menu click on ‘About This Mac‘.
- Next click on ‘System Report…‘ button.
- Now from the left pane click on ‘Power‘ option.
- Once you get the power page on the right pane look for Battery Information heading.
- Under it you should find ‘Health Information:‘, which should list Cycle Count and Condition.
Right next to ‘Cycle Count’ you will get the current battery charge cycle count for the MacBook. This works for all models of MacBooks including 12-inch MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and any other Mac that is powered by a battery.
There you go folks, this is how you can accurately check any MacBook’s battery health and charge cycles before buying a used one. If you have any questions, then feel free to use the comment section below.