Apple to introduce Battery Health Management in future macOS update

Apple will introduce a new battery management tool in the next version of macOS designed to reduce the number of times your battery is recharged to 100%, allowing it to last longer.

According to the developer version of macOS Catalina 10.15.5, a new Battery Health Management tool analyzes your typical usage and determines how often your battery should be charged to preserve its life.

It will also check to see the battery temperature to decide whether or not the battery needs to sit at 100%, or whether the power can be cut early.

This new feature will work with any MacBook Pro or MacBook Air with a Thunderbolt 3 port, which means any Pro device sold from 2016 and any Air device sold from 2018 onwards.

Rather than allowing the battery to reach its capacity, Apple will selectively stop charging the battery and help you hold onto your device for longer.

The company says that this new tool won’t have a significant impact on your battery life between charges, and in rare cases where it does, it can be turned off in the Settings menu. By default, it will be enabled.

It’s unknown whether this feature will be made available in the coming weeks or whether Apple is beta testing the technology ahead of WWDC 2020, where the company will show off its new operating systems for iPhones, Apple Watches, Macs, and Apple TVs.

Apple will also make a significant leap next year when it launches its first ARM-powered Mac.

By managing the chip in-house rather than relying on Intel, the company can follow the same foundations as iPhones and iPads and be custom-made for specific devices, allowing Apple to better-optimise battery life and overall performance, as it will be built for macOS.

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