Battery cycle count

SharvinRocks

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 13, 2018
7
1
Netherlands
What is your MacBook battery's cycle count, and how long have you owned the device? Post it down below. (Bonus points: the battery health as a percentage!)

I'm curious!
 

Dwayne82

macrumors member
May 16, 2015
73
10
Switzerland
I hope you had applecare otherwise maybe not worth replacing. just buy a 2017 soon at a discount.
I don’t have Applecare. It would have cost me $249.-. Battery replacement service costs $199.-. Even at discount 2017 Macbook 512gb would cost at least $1400.-. Just for reselling reason It’s worth the cost to replace the battery once. And i expect to use my baby for another 2-3 Years before i have to dump it and buy a completely new one.
 

burpootus

macrumors newbie
Sep 13, 2015
27
9
early 2016 Macbook, purchased June 2016
225 cycle counts, 2894 full charge capacity, 54.8%
Probable last Apple computer
 

bambooshots

Suspended
Jul 25, 2013
1,414
2,889
Early 2016 MacBook
164 cycle counts
According to coconutBattery, it's retaining anywhere from 87%-92% of it's design capacity (10 seconds ago it read 89.4% and right now it's reading 91.7%; go figure).
Ever since I've started back at school the cycle counts have been increasing and I've been keeping an eye on battery health.
 

TBoneMac

macrumors newbie
Nov 26, 2017
26
7
Canada, AB
early 2016 Macbook, purchased June 2016
225 cycle counts, 2894 full charge capacity, 54.8%
Probable last Apple computer

Excuse me but if this is for real then you are allowed to get a free battery if I'm not mistaken replaced for you by Apple. I am pretty sure that if the capacity is below 80% at less than 800 or some charge cycles then the battery is defective and you're warranty allows a free replacement.

And for my post

I have a 2017-09-11 15 inch macbook pro with 307 cycle count and it has 97% battery capacity and fluctuates between 92-98%
 

SnacksGU

macrumors 6502
May 21, 2018
311
154
USA
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
Battery Manufactured 12-17-2015
215
85% (7458 mAh)
 

objektør

macrumors regular
Nov 25, 2014
242
16
At home
I think he meant the Coconut Battery listing of the cycles.
You'll find it under 'history tab'.
mine is an early 2015 rMB. date battery also 2015-20-04. Over 3,5 years old but still holding 3-4 hours.
Degraded a lot the first 1,5 years but flattened out after that.
Used most on battery the first 2 ,5 years. Last year mostly on mains.
'check battery' notification came on for some time ago but plan to use it a bit more as it is. Hopefully another year.
No Apple Care. A new one will cost me €210. Might do that when neccessary or for resale value.
 

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burpootus

macrumors newbie
Sep 13, 2015
27
9
Excuse me but if this is for real then you are allowed to get a free battery if I'm not mistaken replaced for you by Apple. I am pretty sure that if the capacity is below 80% at less than 800 or some charge cycles then the battery is defective and you're warranty allows a free replacement.

And for my post

I have a 2017-09-11 15 inch macbook pro with 307 cycle count and it has 97% battery capacity and fluctuates between 92-98%
Apple is saying the laptop is out of warranty and I am responsible for any repairs. 80% original capacity up to 1000 cycle counts is indeed the guideline, but also only applies WRT Apple covering the replacement cost under the original warranty or Applecare. Out of warranty, it's just a nice guideline.
 

827538

macrumors 65816
Jul 3, 2013
1,399
1,329
2016 Macbook
394 Cycles
85.7%

Been fantastic but I'm starting to notice it doesn't quite have the legs it used to. Died on a recent transatlantic flight where usually it would've been fine.
 

adrianlondon

macrumors 68020
Nov 28, 2013
2,340
2,217
Switzerland
Late 2013 MBP 15"

1200 cycles, 62% max capacity

"Replace Soon" it says, and I will. Macbook is running great with Mojave (currently 10.14.1 beta) and well worth putting a new battery in it.

As an aside, I use an Applescript to give me the battery info: https://pastebin.com/9UnLWeWn
 

6e23

macrumors newbie
Sep 26, 2015
14
8
MacBook 12 2015 with 179 cycles shows "service battery" message and fluctuates between 70~78% design capacity. Apple has really dropped the ball on these batteries and should issue a service program for them, since it's clear there is a widespread fault. How does one make this happen?

In the meantime, no more new MacBooks for me. Charging AU$300 to upgrade from 128GB to 256GB SSD, when I can buy a 500GB Samsung 970 SSD for AU$139? Apple is clearly no longer innovating these days--just extorting.
 

widescreenparis

macrumors newbie
Nov 10, 2015
20
5
Same for me. 75% after 225 cycles on a 2015. I've tried the SMC reset with no luck. Let it discharge to 0% then back to 100%, no significant change. Apple says bring it to the workshop and we'll see if you're eligible for a free replacement, like is the battery defective or just normal wear.
 

MontTrain

macrumors member
Sep 10, 2012
31
16
Macbook 12 2015 with 464 cycles - mine also goes between Service Battery and Normal status with currently 73% design capacity.
 
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