US tech giants, Apple has just launched a new battery replacement program for the older MacBook Pro (2016 and 2017) for batteries which do not charge past the 1% mark. The replacement program being offered by Apple is completely free of charge and customers only need to establish contact with the official Apple support to claim a new battery for their MacBooks. Users who would like to get a new battery from the newly launched program can either simply bring in their device to a local Apple Authorized Service Provider or they could simply give the Apple support unit a call so that they can guide you as through the whole process.
However, you should keep in mind that Apple is currently facing quite a high demand because of this program so chances are that you may not be able to receive the service right away. However, keeping in mind that this program does replace your battery free of charge, it would be the right course of action to wait a little longer, but that of course, is our opinion.
Moreover, as per the folks Apple, the aforementioned battery issue is affecting “a very small number of customers”. Now if you are one of those unlucky people who are the owners of a MacBook Pro and face the battery issue, you will see a “Service Recommended” message when checking the battery health status. Apple says that if the battery status is “Normal”, then the battery will not be replaced as it is functioning properly and along with the ascribed parameters.
Furthermore, for those who face the issue, they can simply contact Apple support and the company will be more than happy to examine your laptop in order to verify if it is eligible for the free battery replacement program or not. Earlier this week, Apple also made headlines for releasing the macOS update 11.2.1 codenamed as Big Sur which had the basic aim of fixing the charging issues with 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pros. Apple recommends updating to this version in order to minimize battery issues that were faced on the macOS Catalina 10.15.7 supplemental update.