Charge the MacBook Pro battery
The battery in your MacBook Pro recharges whenever the MacBook Pro is connected to power.
Charge the battery. Connect your MacBook Pro to a power outlet using the included cable and power adapter. To learn more about the adapter and cable that came with your MacBook Pro, see What’s included with your MacBook Pro.
Show battery status in menu bar. Add a battery icon to your menu bar so you can quickly see information about your battery and open Battery settings. In System Settings, click Control Center, then go to Battery on the right and click Show in Menu Bar. You can also choose to show battery percentage in the menu bar.
Customize battery settings. You can set different options for your battery in System Settings.
Optimized Battery Charging: This feature helps to reduce the wear on your battery and improve its lifespan by learning your daily charging routine. It delays charging the battery past 80% when it predicts that you’ll be plugged in for an extended period of time, and aims to charge the battery before you unplug. In System Settings, click Battery in the sidebar, click by Battery Health, then turn on Optimized Battery Charging.
Low Power Mode: This option reduces energy usage. This is a good option for travel or when you’re away from a power source for an extended period of time. In System Settings, click Battery in the sidebar, then choose from the options in the Low Power Mode pop-up menu.
High Power Mode: Available on the MacBook Pro with M3 Max. When High Power Mode is selected, your Mac allows the fans to run at higher speeds to maximize performance during intensive workloads. In System Settings, click Battery in the sidebar, then choose from the options in the High Power Mode dropdown.
Note: To customize other advanced settings, like dimming the display on battery, preventing automatic sleeping, and when to wake for network access, click Options in Battery Settings.
Connect the power adapter. To charge the battery, use the MagSafe 3 port or any of the Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports on your MacBook Pro with M3 Pro or M3 Max, or any of the Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports on your MacBook Pro with M3.
Note: You can fast charge your MacBook Pro up to 50 percent in about 30 minutes. To fast charge the 14-inch MacBook Pro, use the 96W USB-C Power Adapter with either the included USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable or the 240W USB-C Charge cable (sold separately). To fast charge the 16-inch MacBook Pro, use the 140W USB-C Power Adapter with either the included USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable or the 240W USB-C Charge cable (sold separately).
Check the battery’s charge. Look at the battery status icon at the right of the menu bar to see the battery level or charging status. Or go to System Settings and click Battery in the sidebar.
Battery usage history. Go to System Settings and click Battery to see your battery’s usage over the past 24 hours or the last 10 days.
Conserve battery power. To extend battery life on a given charge, you can reduce the display brightness, close apps, and disconnect peripheral devices you’re not using. In System Settings, click Battery in the sidebar to change your power settings. If your MacBook Pro is in sleep when a device is connected to it, the device’s battery may drain.
Learn more. For more information about:
If your Battery Health says Service Recommended, see the Apple Support article If you see Service Recommended on your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.
Charging issues with your power adapter, see the Apple Support articles If your USB-C power adapter isn’t charging your Mac laptop, If your MagSafe cable or power adapter isn't working, and If your Mac battery status is “Not Charging”.
The internal, rechargeable battery in your MacBook Pro, and for conservation and performance tips, see Apple Lithium-ion Batteries.