Apple's macOS 10.15.5 Update Introduces iOS-Like Battery Health Management Feature

Yolanda Curtis
June 1, 2020

The batteries used in a MacBook are lithium-ion batteries and these age slowly over time.

This version of macOS is primarily focused on a new battery management feature similar to one already introduced in iOS. Apple at first brought this to the apple iphone as well as iPad with the current iphone as well as iPadOS updates. It helps prolong the life of the device's physical battery by moderating charging based on users' habits. For example, if you routinely keep your MacBook plugged in at your desk during the week, macOS will avoid keeping your battery fully charged, since it knows you're not going anywhere, but if you take it out with you to a coffee shop on Saturdays and use it from battery power, the new feature will recognize that and ensure that you're ready to go on Saturday mornings with a fuller charge level.

What does macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update offer?


Batteries don't like extremes; to conserve your laptop's battery, you should rarely charge your laptop to maximum or discharge it fully. "The feature does this by monitoring your battery's temperature history and its charging patterns". You can stop the programmed bunch FaceTime video resizing that drives a few people up the wall, much like you can with iOS 13.5. The battery health management tool slows down the chemical aging process by not charging the battery to maximum capacity.

The Energy Saver preference pane now displays battery condition and recommends if the battery needs to be serviced.

Apple has also added controls to adjust the built-in calibration for Pro Display XDR.


This change also affects macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra after installing Security Update 2020-003. Furthermore, there are protection spots that you can check out from the dedicated assistance web page.

After four beta periods, Apple on Tuesday released the macOS update with battery health management. A screen will emerge to provide the details of the update.

The most recent macOS Catalina update additionally allows you disable automated prestige in team FaceTime calls, which changes the dimension of the ceramic tile when an individual talks.


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