Apple offering free battery replacement for MacBook: How to find out if your laptop is eligible



Another Apple product is in the news for wrong reasons. A few months ago it was revealed Apple was slowing down the performance of certain iPhone models (iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone S) to deal with old and aging batteries. It was embarrassing for the company and it had issue a public apology. The company also rolled out a battery replacement programme for the affected users.

Now, it has been reported that Apple will offer battery replacement programme for its MacBook Pro laptops. On its support page, the Cupertino-based giant noted that, “Apple has determined that, in a limited number of 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) units, a component may fail causing the built-in battery to expand.”

If you want to know if your MacBook Pro falls under the battery replacement programme, here’s how you can do so by following the below-mentioned steps:


Step 1: Head to Apple’s support page here

Step 2: Here under the eligibility section, you need to enter the serial number of your device

Step 3: If you don’t know the serial number of device you can head to this page

Step 4: Just enter the serial number of the device and you’ll find out whether your MacBook Pro is eligible for battery replacement or not.

Apple has further clarified that this is not a safety issue and the company will replace eligible batteries, totally free of cost. The affected models were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. This is a worldwide programme and customers who bought the MacBook Pro during the above-mentioned dates can get their laptop’s battery replaced.

The company has also said that, “If your 13-inch MacBook Pro has any damage which impairs the replacement of the battery, that issue will need to be resolved prior to the battery replacement. In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the repair.”

As for the MacBook battery programme, it covers affected MacBook Pro models for five years, which means it could run till 2022.