Replacing the Battery in your MacBook Air

How do I replace the battery in my MacBook Air?

The battery in your MacBook Air 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.

How much does battery replacement cost?

Battery replacement prices are based on your region:

Region Apple Price
United States $129 pre taxes
Canada CA$139 pre taxes
Europe €129 inc. VAT
Switzerland CHF 139 inc VAT
United Kingdom £99 inc. VAT
Japan ¥11,800 inc. taxes
Australia A$149 inc GST
China 988 RMB inc. vat

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 Air 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 Air.   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 Mail-in (United States and Japan only)
3 - 4 business days after shipment of unit to depot.

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

What is the warranty for my MacBook Air 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 has been damaged due to accident or abuse.