Mac or Macbooks provide various features and scheduled updates that provide various new tools and accessibilities to its users. With the introduction of macOS Catalina, 10.15.5 update brings a new battery optimization feature for Mac devices that are Battery Health Management Feature. This feature is designed to enhance the battery performance of your Mac device by modifying the time of how frequently the battery gets completely charged. If you don’t want your device to be fully juiced, then you can turn off this management feature.
How Battery Health Management Feature Works on Mac
This battery health management feature works just the same as the optimization tool works on a various iOS devices. Still, this feature only works with some system specifications such as “USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Ports.” It uses a monitor for smooth functioning. If your device remains plugged, with the full battery status, then health will be compromised and juiced up. It affects your battery performance.
In case your battery is already fully charged, in this case, if you keep your device plugged, then it will directly degrade your battery health. In this condition, we recommend you to turn off this feature on your device.
Turning OFF Battery Health Management Feature on Mac
- To deactivate the feature, firstly hit the Apple icon located at the uppermost left-hand side edge of your menu bar.
- Now, choose the System Preferences section there.
- After that, tap the Energy Saver tab.
- Next, press the “Battery Health” tab situated at the lowermost parked toolbar. You have to unmark the option related to the respective Battery Health Management feature.
- Now, a prompt confirmation window will appear, and you have to hit the Turn Off tab to provide your consent for disabling the feature.
- Now, you will find that your Battery Health Management Feature is successfully disabled from your Mac device.
Checking Battery Health and Get it serviced
Once you have disabled the battery Management tool, then you should check the battery health and get it serviced if necessary as Apple has already warned its consumers that it may affect the battery status menu. In this case, you need to check your battery first.
- In the beginning, tap and hold the Option or Alt key and then hit the Apple icon there. This option will be situated at the uppermost left-hand side section of your display.
- Now, press the System Information option. This panel will only display if you press the Options tab.
- After some time, a particular System Information Application will launch on your device screen.
- Then, navigate towards the Hardware section and choose the Power tab.
- Now, reach the Battery Information section and then search for the Health Information option there.
- If you are using the latest MacBook Air or MacBook Pro edition, then this count should be sub-1000 cycles. In other versions, the counts may differ.
Resetting System Management Controller (SMC)
- First and foremost, shut down the MacBook Pro or Air and make sure that the device is properly connected to the power source.
- After that, tap the Shift key, Ctrl, Option/ Alt key altogether and release all of them at the same time.
- Hit the power tab to reboot the device, and you will find no battery or management error on your device. The service message will also go.