In the article written the other day I told my experience with a authorized service Apple, After which battery at one MacBook Pro The 15-inch 2017 swelled after only 3 years of use. It seems like for MacBook, the battery is "Achilles' heel".
Apple released the update these days macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 to fix a bug present on MacBook Pro 2016 si MacBook Pro 2017, which affects the battery. In some of these models MacBook Pro, the battery does not charge more than 1%.
As a small parenthesis, macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 fixes other bugs besides the one that affects the battery. So don't be surprised when you see that the update is also available on Mac / iMac.
For devices that are no longer compatible with Big Sur, Apple The update released macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (supplemental update).
If you are in the situation where you are the owner of a MacBook Pro 2017 or MacBook Pro 2016 carried battery does not charge more than 1% even after you update to the latest version of macOS Big Sur, and the battery status will appear "Recommended service. ”, Then you should know that there is a good chance that your device will be eligible for free battery change through the program launched by Apple on February 7, 2021.
This program includes only models MacBook Pro mentioned below, whose battery does not charge more than 1%, and the service recommendation appears on the status.
- 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)
The announcement Apple and the steps to follow, you can find it here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212163 .
Compared to previous “MacBook Pro Battery Recall Program" for MacBook Pro 15-inch si MacBook Pro 13-inch, in the current one the eligibility for a free battery replacement cannot be verified, online, based on serial number. In the new program, the battery will be changed after finding the fault in service.How to check if you have MacBook Pro eligible to change the battery due to a bug or swollen battery