3 Ways to View the Battery Status of Your MacBook

Like any other electronic device, there may be a time when your MacBook will not last as long as when you first bought it. Although MacBook batteries last longer than those of other laptops, they may deteriorate over time and may need to be replaced with a new one after prolonged use.

This is where the battery condition of your MacBook comes in handy: it shows the current condition of your battery and helps you decide if you need to replace the battery right away. In this article, I will explain why you should check the battery condition of your Mac, how you can do this and how you can decide when it’s time to replace the battery.

If you use your MacBook, the battery will be charged each time you connect it to the charger. Like the battery of any modern device, your Mac’s battery has a limited number of charge cycles, and you know, your Mac will not last as long as it used to.

It’s therefore important to check the battery condition of your MacBook from time to time so that you know when to replace the battery.

There are several ways to check the battery status of your MacBook. The first way is through the battery status in the macOS settings. The second way is through system reporting and the third way is through an app.

View battery status through macOS settings

Click the Apple menu in the upper left corner. Click System Preferences in the menu. Click Battery. Click Battery again on the left side. Then click the Battery Condition button.

You see the top condition of the battery.

Check battery status via macOS settings

View battery status via MacOS System Overview

Click the Apple menu in the upper left corner. Click About This Mac. Click System Overview. Click Power on the left side of the menu under Hardware.

In the battery information you can see the battery condition. In addition to this information, you can also view the number of cycles of your MacBook, the full charging capacity, the power consumption, the voltage and much more.

Battery status information via macOS system overview

Find battery status with CoconutBattery

CoconutBattery can assess the health of your MacBook’s battery and provide a complete overview. The program is free to download and shows you not only the current maximum capacity, but also the original capacity of the battery that came with your MacBook.

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CoconutBattery battery status

CoconutBattery shows the percentage of battery life of your MacBook by comparing its current capacity to its original value. It tells you the age of your MacBook, the battery and how often it is charged.

Battery age in MacBook

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can pair it with your MacBook via USB. CoconutBattery will therefore show the battery status of the iOS device in the iOS Device tab.

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