Replacing the Battery in your MacBook Pro

How do I replace the battery in my MacBook Pro?

The battery in your MacBook Pro is a consumable item, which means it will require replacement at the end of its useful life.   A replacement battery can be purchased directly from Apple.  The price of the replacement battery includes installation of your new battery and environmentally responsible disposal of your depleted battery.

Which MacBook Pro models require battery replacement service?

All MacBook Pro models with built-in batteries require battery replacement service.

How much does battery replacement cost?

Battery replacement prices are based on your region:

Apple Price
Region MacBook Pro
13-inch and 15-inch
MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro
(Retina, Mid 2012)
Canada CA$139 pre taxes CA$189 pre taxes CA$209 pre taxes

Battery replacement service may be available at your local Apple Authorized Service Provider ("AASP").1

Please review Apple’s Repair Terms and Conditions for further details on service provided by Apple.2

Will the data on my MacBook Pro be preserved?

In the course of a battery replacement, the data on your hard disk drive or solid state drive should not be affected.   However, please make sure you back up your data or other information stored on your system before submitting it for service.   Apple is not responsible for any damage to or loss of any applications, data, or other information stored on your MacBook Pro.   Please review Apple’s Repair Terms and Conditions for further details. In general, you should back up your data on a regular basis.

How long will battery replacement service take?

Length of time to complete the battery replacement will depend upon the repair location and availability of service stock.  In general, the following replacement times apply:

Apple Retail Store
Depending on inventory availability this may be replaced the same day.  Make a reservation to meet us at the Genius Bar.

Apple Authorized Service Provider ("AASP")
Please contact an AASP in your region for specific turnaround times.

What is the warranty for my MacBook Pro battery?

Apple warrants your battery against manufacturing defects for one year from the date of purchase.

Does Apple provide a warranty on a replacement battery provided under Out of Warranty service?

Apple will provide a warranty against hardware defects on the replacement battery for one year from the date of the Out of Warranty service.   Please note that the battery is a consumable item and after a period of normal use the battery's ability to hold an electrical charge will be diminished. A replacement battery that has failed because it has been consumed via normal use is not covered under warranty.

  1. Pricing may vary.
  2. Service may not be available if your MacBook Pro has been damaged due to accident or abuse.