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Got MacBook Battery Issues? Make Sure You Get the Firmware Updates

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Firmware Updates
Firmware Updates

Here’s a quickie for you who have older MacBooks (MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs).

Apple just rolled out three small firmware updates that address potential battery problems on the older models. If you’re struggling with yours, then you will definitely want the update as it is supposed to give your battery a new life. Well, probably not exactly new, but at least an extended life.

From Apple:

“This update addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning.”

You can get the update here.

If you bought your laptop last year, you should not need the update. I tried downloading the firmware update for my mid-2012 MacBook Air, and got a “not compatible” message, so don’t bother if you’re in the same boat.

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

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