how can I see the number of cycles on my battery?

QA Rechargeable Battery MacBook Pro

QA Rechargeable Battery MacBook Pro

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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Go to the system profiler - hardware - power and you will scroll down to see battery information which tells you how many cycles are on your battery.

  • Download the iStat Pro widget. Lots of quick info about your computer (including number of charging cycles and level of battery health).

  • you can download a program called - Coconut Battery -

    coconutBattery isn't just a tool which shows you only the current charge of your battery - it also shows you the current maximum capacity of it in relation to the original capacity your battery had as it left the factory. You also get information about the battery-loadcycles (how often did you fully load your battery), the current charger (coconutBattery even warns you if you plugged in a wrong charger for your Notebook) and last but not least information about the age of your Mac. coconutBattery gives you all these information just in time because of it's live-feedback interface! Of course you are able to save the current maximum capacity of your battery - with just one click! coconutBattery uses Apple's new and really powerful technology named "CoreData" to realize this comfortable saving option. And last but not least: coconutBattery is Universal Binary