Checking the Battery on your MacBook

You should occasionally check the battery on your MacBook.

You can do so by clicking on the Battery icon.

I did this on my MacBook Pro yesterday and I was a little surprised and concerned to see the words ‘Service Battery’.



I clicked on ‘Service Battery’ and the following information appeared:

















My MacBook is a few years old and is used extensively every day. I haven’t noticed any issues with my MacBook at all but I’ve made an appointment at our Apple Store’s Genius Bar to get my MacBook checked out.

About the Author

Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at