My late 2013 13" retina MacBook Pro's battery is on its last legs, and I need to replace it soon. I'm thinking of buying a replacement battery kit from iFixit, and I'm wondering if macOS will be able to show battery health (as in the image below) for the new battery, considering that it'll be a third-party battery. Can anyone let me know about this?

macOS battery health

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The batteries I have used from iFixit do show the battery health and work functionally the same as the apple battery. I have yet to be disappointed in my purchases from iFixit.

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    I concur - I haven't seen any MacBook model not display battery health info from a 3rd party battery (although that may change in future based on what Apple is starting to do with iPhones). However, what I have noticed with some 3rd party batteries is they don't last very long at all and the battery condition reports this appropriately. So if you're going to buy a 3rd party battery, spend a little more and buy it from a reputable seller.
    – Monomeeth
    Aug 25, 2019 at 23:34
  • Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. I was curious about this, since I've seen people saying that iPhones don't show battery health for iFixit batteries. Aug 25, 2019 at 23:40

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