How to Troubleshoot Service Battery Warning on Mac

Mac system generally works smoothly without any problem, but sometimes it shows a problem regarding its battery service. The Service Battery Warning is annoying because it keeps appearing in the battery status in the new Mac after few months of usage. Well, the company has released the instructions to regarding the maintenance of Mac battery.

According to the company, the Service Battery Warning on Mac is caused due to the software updates, a bug, poor battery management, etc. could be the cause for this warning to appear. But there are some ways to resolve the warning problem in your Mac. If you don’t know the steps to troubleshoot the problem, then follow the guide to fix the service battery warning issue on your Mac.

Methods to troubleshoot the Service Battery Warning on Mac

Determine the Cycle Count

The Mac system has a cycle count which indicates the amount of 100%-0% usage of battery before overall battery life starts to diminish. If the cycle count is more than the company’s instruction, the appearance of service battery warning must be expected.

  1. Press the Options button and click the Apple logo.
  2. Now, click on the System Information from the menu.
  3. Scroll down and go to Hardware option in the left pane.
  4. Click Power button to display all the relevant and necessary information about the battery.
  5. In the bottom, you can see the Cycle Count of your Mac system.

If the cycle count is exceeded as per the instruction by the company, then the service battery warning is correct about the battery status. If not, then try the methods to attempt troubleshooting the problem.

Resetting the Service Battery Warning

Recalibrating the battery will take hours but the method powerful to get rid of the service battery warning in your Mac. Even the company also suggests doing the reset of the battery to keep the performance of the battery. Since the method takes time, it would be good to recalibrate the battery overnight.

  1. Put your Mac on a full charge.
  2. Let the system charge until it gets 100% battery status.
  3. Keep your Mac system running when it is connected with the adapter.
  4. Remove the adapter and keep the system running.
  5. Keep the Mac running until the low battery warning appears on the battery status menu.
  6. Now, you Mac will on sleep mode.
  7. Turn your Mac off and leave for overnight or 5-6 hours.
  8. Again, attach the power cord to the system until the battery status shows 100% battery.
  9. The process recalibrates the battery of Mac and syncs the actual battery power.

Reset System Management Controller (SMC)

In an attempt to troubleshoot the problem, resetting system management controller will definitely work out.

  1. Shut down your Mac system.
  2. Now, plug in the power adapter or MagSafe with your system.
  3. Press Shift + Ctrl + Option key combination.
  4. Press the power button simultaneously.
  5. Now, release all the key combinations altogether.
  6. Press the power button alone to turn on the Mac system.
  7. Go to the battery icon to check the Service Battery warning is there or not.
  8. Generally resetting the System Management Controller is a trick one should try as it reported to resolve the issue service battery issue.

The methods mentioned above will troubleshoot the Service Battery Warning in your Mac. Don’t forget that when you are trying to recalibrate the battery, you must choose the night time as it will take the whole night. In the next morning, you can begin with a fresh start to complete the task and resolve the problem. Keep repeating the process in equal interval of time to maintain the battery performance.

Billy Mark is a technical expert who writes about productivity suites such as Microsoft Office. He writes blog posts, reviews, instruction manuals, news releases, and technical descriptions at office.com/setup.

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