How Long Does the Battery Last on Apple Products?

If you own an iPhone or a MacBook, you’re likely familiar with battery health and longevity. The lifespan of these batteries is a critical factor in your daily tech experience. Here’s a guide on how long Apple batteries last and when you’ll be needing an Apple battery replacement.

iPhone Battery

Most batteries are good for at least 2 to 3 years, often longer. The overall lifespan of the battery depends on various factors such as usage patterns, charging habits, and the specific iPhone model.

For specific information about your iPhone’s battery health and remaining capacity, you can check the Battery Health section in the iPhone settings. 

If the maximum capacity is more than 80%, Apple considers the battery to be healthy. If it’s below 80%, the message indicates that the battery’s health is significantly degraded, and it may be time to consider an Apple battery replacement.

MacBook Battery

The estimated battery life per charge for these MacBooks is as follows:

  • MacBook Air (M1, 2020): Up to 18 hours
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020): Up to 20 hours
  • MacBook Air (M2, 2022): Up to 18 hours
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, M2, 2022): Up to 20 hours
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch M2, 2023): Up to 22 hours
  • MacBook Air (15-inch, M2, 2023): Up to 18 hours

These figures are based on Apple’s official specifications. However, real-world usage may result in different battery life experiences. 

Reviews of the 2022 MacBook Air, for example, mentioned getting between 10-12 hours of battery life between charges during typical usage, including internet browsing, photo editing, and messaging.

The lifespan of MacBook batteries is determined by the number of charge cycles, with an M1 and M2 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air having a life cycle of 1,000 charges. After this point, users may experience a drop-off in battery performance, and macOS can analyze the battery’s health, indicating whether a replacement is needed. 

The exact duration for the overall lifetime of a MacBook battery can vary, but with average use, a MacBook battery can last around five years and four months.

When To Replace Your Apple Battery

When the battery health, measured in maximum capacity, dips below 80%, it is considered significantly degraded. Symptoms of battery issues include unexpected shutdowns, inability to get through a day on a single charge, sluggish app performance, and lower-than-usual speaker volume. You’d want to consider an iPhone battery replacement in cases like this.

For MacBooks, you can check the health of their MacBook battery by going to the Apple menu > About This Mac > More Info > System Report > Power.

Here, information such as cycle count, condition, and maximum capacity can be found. A condition of “normal” indicates a healthy battery, while a “service battery” suggests the need for a  Macbook battery replacement.

Have an Apple Battery Replacement Today

As you navigate the years with your Apple companions, remember that knowledge is your ally. So, when the time comes and your battery signals the need for a change, take charge and consider an Apple battery replacement to keep your devices running seamlessly for years to come. 

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