If your MacBook Pro is creating problems with battery charge you may be able to get its battery replaced for free. Apple has introduced a battery replacement program for 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models experiencing the battery charge issues.
The Cupertino tech giant has just released macOS 11.2.1 and a macOS Catalina 10.15.7 supplemental update, the update was also focused on fixing the bug preventing the affected computers’ battery from being charged. But it is quite possible that software update may not suffice, however, you can contact Apple or take your laptop to a service centre if the battery charge problem persists.
According to Apple “a very small number of customers” are experiencing the issue and that the battery health status of affected laptops show the “Service Recommended” warning. You can see your device’s battery health status by clicking on the battery icon or by going to System Preferences. The MacBook Pro models that could be suffering from this issue are listed below:
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Apple has been caring for its users for long as this is not the first program Apple started for these laptops. In 2018, Apple also started a replacement program for 13-inch MacBook Pro manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017, because their batteries were in danger of catching fire if they malfunctioned. It also launched a keyboard service program for the models, which suffer from “sticky” and unresponsive keys.
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