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Fix: MacBook Pro/Air Battery Not Charging After macOS Monterey

If you have a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro and even after plugged into the power source, it doesn’t charge at all or somehow doesn’t show the charging status after upgrading to macOS Monterey, you’re not alone. According to plenty of reports, the MacBook Battery Status menu says “Not Charging” even if it’s connected to the charger. Well, don’t worry because we’ve provided some ways to Fix: MacBook Pro/Air Battery Not Charging After macOS Monterey.

Now, this particular issue may appear due to several reasons something like your computer temporarily paused charging to optimize the lifespan of the battery if it’s above 90%. So, your battery may need to drain to 90% or lower to start charging it again. Another thing is possible that your Mac is connected to a power source that gives it enough power to run directly but not enough power to charge the battery unexpectedly.

Whereas it can also be possible that somehow your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro is running at a very high-performance mode that basically uses more power than usual. In that scenario, the battery of your MacBook may cause some issues whatsoever. Meanwhile, some third-party rogue apps such as video games or video editing software, etc may run in the background and consumes more power that’ll simply drain the battery juice.

Fix: MacBook Pro/Air Battery Not Charging After macOS Monterey

Fix: MacBook Pro/Air Battery Not Charging After macOS Monterey

Luckily, we’ve mentioned a couple of possible workarounds below that should gonna help you out. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

1. Check Battery Status of MacBook

It’s always recommended to check the battery condition or status of your MacBook to ensure whether the battery is functioning properly or not. To do so:

  • Go to the Apple menu > Click on System Preferences > Click on Battery.
  • Click on Battery again > From the bottom right corner of the screen, click on Battery Health.

Here you’ll be able to check your battery’s condition. You may see any of the following statuses.

1. Normal: It means the battery is functioning normally and there is no issue with the battery physically.

2. Service recommended: The battery is performing normally but it’s somehow unable to hold the charge for a longer period of time. So, replacing the battery is recommended.

Please Note: The battery may also not be functioning normally and you may or may not notice a change in its behavior or the amount of charge it holds. You should take your MacBook for servicing from an authorized service center. Meanwhile, you can continue using the battery before replacing or servicing it.

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2. Reset the SMC

Well, resetting the system management controller (SMC) can resolve multiple issues related to power, battery, fans, and other features. If you’re using a Mac with Apple Silicon then just restart your computer. For other MacBooks, you can follow the steps below:

  • First, shut down your MacBook > Press and hold the Power button for at least 10 seconds then release the button.
  • Now, wait for a couple of seconds then press the Power button to turn on your MacBook.

If in case, the issue persists, follow the steps below to reset the SMC:

  • Shut down your MacBook > Press and hold the left Control + left Option (Alt) + right Shift key + Power button of your keyboard.
  • Now, keep holding all four keys for around 7 seconds together > If your MacBook is on, it’ll turn off.
Fix: MacBook Pro/Air Battery Not Charging After macOS Monterey
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  • Make sure to keep holding all four keys for another 7 seconds then release all of them.
  • Finally, wait for a few seconds then press the Power button individually to turn on your MacBook.

For MacBook Air 2017 or earlier models:

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  • Shut down your MacBook > Press and hold the left Control + left Option (Alt) + left Shift key + Power button of your keyboard.
Fix: MacBook Pro/Air Battery Not Charging After macOS Monterey
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  • Now, keep holding all four keys for around 7 seconds together > If your MacBook is on, it’ll turn off.

3. Disable Battery Health Management

You can immediately resume charging by disabling the battery health management feature. Just Turn OFF the Battery Health Management option in the Energy Saver Preferences.

Read More: How to Fix Time Machine Backup on macOS Monterey Taking Long Time

4. Don’t Use a Low-Wattage Adapter

The chances are high that your MacBook might not charge when it’s connected to a low-wattage power adapter rather the stock adapter or a compatible one. Using a low-wattage power adapter or a local adapter may not charge the battery level on your MacBook. Although you can still use your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro without draining its battery (connecting directly to the power), the battery won’t gonna charge.

Do keep in mind that even if you turn off your MacBook Air/Pro or put it to sleep mode, you may not be able to charge the battery.

5. Get your MacBook Serviced

If the battery still won’t charge or requires servicing (replacement of the battery) then visit your nearest Apple Store or an authorized service center or you can even contact AppleCare. But make sure to check the steps below to ensure whether your MacBook is under warranty or not:

  • Choose the Apple menu > Click on About This Mac > Click on Support.

Here you’ll be able to see the current coverage of your MacBook as follows:

1. If your Mac is under Limited Warranty:

  • Click on Details to see information about Apple Store locations and Apple Authorised Service Providers.
  • So, that you can opt-in for repairing, servicing, or extending your Apple Warranty for your MacBook.
  • Click on Get Support to see available chat and telephone support options.

2. If your Mac is under Limited Warranty and eligible for AppleCare+ coverage:

  • Click on Add to extend your coverage and services with AppleCare+.
  • Click on Details to know your Limited Warranty hardware coverage and the repair and service options available in your area.
  • Next, click on Get Support to see available chat and telephone support options.

3. If your Mac is under AppleCare+ coverage:

  • Click on Details to get information about Apple Store locations and Apple Authorised Service Providers for repairing, servicing, or extending the Apple warranty on your MacBook.
  • Click on Get Support to see available chat and telephone support options.

4. If you’re not signed in with your Apple ID:

  • You must sign in with your Apple ID on your MacBook to see its current warranty and service coverage.
    • If you’re not signed in then read the general information provided about Mac coverage.
  • Now, click on Check Your Coverage > Click on Get Support to see available chat and telephone support options.
  • Choose the Apple menu > Click on System Preferences > Click on Sign In and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with your Apple ID on your Mac.
  • After signing in, you can open the Support pane of System Information to see your coverage status at any time.

5. If your coverage has expired:

  • Click on Details to get information about Apple Store locations and Apple Authorised Service Providers for repairing, servicing, or extending the Apple warranty on your Mac.
  • Click on Get Support to see available chat and telephone support options.

This is how you can easily fix the MacBook Pro/Air Battery Not Charging issue After updating to the macOS Monterey.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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