Apple to Replace Batteries of MacBook Pros that Don’t Charge Beyond 1%

MacBook Batteries Dead

We must be adapted to the news software updates of multiple apps we use accompanied with new bugs in those updates which come hand in hand with a fixed bug. These bugs are hopefully linked with software alone but can be harmful to the device’s hardware too. These things may be expected from small firms but past days have been rough for MacBook Pro owners acknowledging battery issues. But the good part is Apple takes responsibility and offers free battery replacements for those suffering from the highly inconvenient bug. 

Buggy Update

When last week Apple released macOS Big Sure 11.2, owners of MacBook Pro found out that they could no longer charge their batteries. Apple did their role as they rolled out a fix in Big Sur 11.2.1 after few days along with a Catalina 10.15.7 supplemental update to make sure that other MacBook Pros won’t even reach that point. But this patch wasn’t fast enough as it has caused damage to various users. 


Apple came out with the reports that the 2016 and 2017 models of MacBook are unable to charge their laptops beyond 1%. They are being flashed with service recommended warning, though they were completely fine in the past. So, this makes them stop from even updating their MacBook Pros at this moment.

Selected Replacements

Though Apple has come up with an announcement of free battery replacement of MacBook Pros affected by the bug but with their terms of conditions. They specified the models eligible for battery replacement. 

• 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)


Owners applying to the offer just pre-check their devices for the model number and battery health to verify their claim of battery replacement and then contact Apple support. And the ones not affected by bugs are recommended to update to the latest Big Sur and Catalina versions anyway to make sure they don’t end up on the same boat as these.


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