Today, as a different article, I am going to tell you about my personal experience with my MacBookwhich, if you read the title, you will think that it is nonsense, because I simply changed the battery because it already lasted less, and now it lasts longer.
And yes, that should be the reason and result, however, the change the battery Not only has its autonomy improved, but also its overall performance, and today I am going to explain the reason, which even Apple itself points out on its website, and which many people are unaware of.
Why did I change my battery?
Firstly, and as you can guess, the change was made because its autonomy was not what was expected. If you want to know yours, there are programs like Coconutbattery that tell you the number of cycles your Mac has as well as the battery life real.
In my case, and as you will see in the image that I leave below, the MacBook Air M1 with only 188 charge cycles was at 85% of its capacityand despite still being a good percentage, the speed at which it degraded, as well as how few cycles it had, made me suspect that it was not in its best condition.
And, according to Apple, The 2020 M1 MacBook Air should last at least 1,000 charge cycles above 80%, and as you can see, mine was not going to meet that. So, even though the computer was working fine, it got very hot and did not last as long as when I bought it, although it continued to do many hours of intensive use without needing a charger.
That’s when I read that The battery not only affects autonomy, but also performance of the laptop, due to the way it transmits energy, so I decided to change it.
Once the change was made, in addition to noticing the obvious, I also saw how my Mac, which was already working well, turned on even faster, moved more fluidly and managed to run programs in a better way. I was very surprised how a battery in poor condition not only affects its capacity as such, but also whether a device performs better or worse.
Now, it will also depend on the type of battery purchased, an official one will not be the same as a copy, which, on many occasions, can make our Mac perform worse than before, even though the battery lasts longer.
The official prices of doing it through Apple are from 185 euros to 289 eurosdepending on whether we are talking about one model or another, especially between the Air and the Pro.
In short, if you notice that your MacBook is not working well and needs a battery change, don’t hesitate, you will notice not only how it lasts longer, but how it works more fluidly. Especially if the component has not turned out as well as expected, as is my case.