Apple started rolling out updates for macOS Catalina 10.15.5 on 26th May and Battery Heath is the one feature that everyone is talking about. Who does not want their battery to last more? (Unless it’s your dad funding your MacBook upgrade each year…) Apple has included the Battery Health feature in the recent update to its macOS Operating System and the feature will be unlocked in all MacBook models that have a Thunderbolt 3 port.
All MacBook Pro models released in and after 2016 and MacBook Air versions that came out on 2018 or later feature the Thunderbolt 3 port. New MacBooks that will ship with macOS Catalina 10.15.5 will support this feature out of the box and Apple has confirmed that it will be turned on by default.
A Look into Battery Heath
Any device running off a Lithium ion battery will become less efficient with time when it comes to storing and utilizing power from the battery. The newly added feature will improve the strength of the battery ensuring it works for a long period of time. Your MacBook’s battery will be able to store more power without significantly wearing down over an extended period of time.
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Most of the devices show 100% charged when the battery stores enough power according to its current limits. However, pushing the battery all the way up to its limit is not always great for your battery’s health. Instead, with the Battery Heath feature turned on, you will rather get a full green bar when the battery takes up just enough power to maximize its lifespan.
The new update also comes with features that will let you calibrate the Pro Display XDR with ease and of course, there are minor fixes and enhancements to ensure your device is running at its best.