Get your battery replaced free of cost by Apple

Apple has announced that it will carry out a free battery replacement if certain devices can no longer be charged as usual. You can find out which models the service offer applies to and in which cases a simple software update can help.
Apple offers a free battery replacement – but also for your device? The service promotion is limited to certain products. So much in advance: The iPhone is not affected. Customers with a MacBook Pro should benefit . Some examples apparently contain a faulty battery, so that over time it becomes impossible to use them without a power adapter. The problem: With some models from 2016 and 2017, the batteries can no longer be charged above one percent. Apple has now reacted and announced that it will change the battery of the models affected by this error free of charge. 

Apple: These models get a new battery free of charge

If you own one of the following models, a free battery replacement through Apple could be an option:
  • MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2016 with two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017 with two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 with four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017 with four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15 inch, 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (15 inch, 2017)
It is advisable to check how the battery of your own device is doing if you bought a MacBook Pro in 2016 or 2017 . To do this, simply click on the battery symbol in the upper right corner to quickly access the “Save energy” system setting. About the button battery condition , you can then find out if the battery still works normally. If “Service recommended” is displayed here, an exchange is advisable. This can be arranged through Apple Customer Service.
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Weak battery: an update can also help
software update for a MacBook Pro from 2016 or 2017 may also help to improve the battery performance. With version 11.2.1 of the current MacOS Big Sur, Apple offers the possibility to eliminate existing battery errors. Users who are still working with Catalina should use version 10.15.7 – here, too, the company has removed battery weaknesses with a software update.