Apple has launched a battery replacement programme for 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models that aren't charging past one percent.
The Cupertino company said that the issue affected “a very small number of customers”, though it hasn't specified the reason behind the charging problem. In addition to the battery replacement programme, Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 update that is aimed to fix battery charging issues on 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models. The new update comes just over a week after the arrival of macOS Big Sur 11.2 that carried fixes for Bluetooth connectivity and external display problems.
Affected 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro users can check the eligibility for the replacement programme through the battery health status that will show a “Service Recommended” message. The battery health status is accessible by going to Apple menu > System Preferences > Battery > Battery on macOS Big Sur. On macOS Catalina and earlier versions, it can be accessed by holding the Option key and clicking the battery icon in the menu bar.
“If the status indicates that your battery is Normal, your battery is not affected by this issue,” Apple said on a support page.