Apple has launched a battery alternative programme for 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro fashions that are not charging previous one p.c. The Cupertino firm stated that the problem affected “a very small number of customers”, although it hasn’t specified the explanation behind the charging drawback. In addition to the battery alternative programme, Apple has launched macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 replace that’s aimed to repair battery charging points on 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro fashions. The new replace comes simply over every week after the arrival of macOS Big Sur 11.2 that carried fixes for Bluetooth connectivity and exterior show issues.
Affected 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro customers can verify the eligibility for the alternative programme by means of the battery well being standing that can present a “Service Recommended” message. The battery well being standing is accessible by going to Apple menu > System Preferences > Battery > Battery on macOS Big Sur. On macOS Catalina and earlier variations, it may be accessed by holding the Option key and clicking the battery icon within the menu bar.
“If the status indicates that your battery is Normal, your battery is not affected by this issue,” Apple said on a assist web page.
In case you discover your battery affected by the charging problem and is eligible for alternative, you possibly can contact Apple to get it changed freed from cost. Apple will, nonetheless, look at the mannequin previous to service to confirm whether or not the machine is eligible for the free battery alternative.
Apple additionally recommends customers on 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro fashions to replace them to the newly released macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 or set up the macOS Catalina 10.15.7 supplemental replace. The firm famous that updating to the brand new macOS model will assist forestall the battery problem from occurring on different 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro fashions.
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