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Mac M1: Battery Health Management cannot be turned off

Would you like to disable battery health management on your Mac with the M1 chip? It is missing, Apple does not offer this option. It debuted on MacBooks (Intel) with macOS 10.15.5 last May.

Battery Health Management is designed to improve battery life by slowing down chemical aging. The implementation is based on the monitoring of the temperature profile and the charging profile of your battery. Based on the collected measurements, the function can reduce the maximum charge of your battery in this mode. This is done as needed to ensure that your battery’s charge level adapts to each use.

To enable or disable it, go to System Preferences> Power Saving Mode. You then need to click on “Battery Health” below and (uncheck) the appropriate check box. This is possible with Intel Macs. However, battery health management is always active on Macs with the M1 chip.

It doesn’t seem like a mistake. Apple has dedicated a page that talks about this battery condition management for Macs with the M1 chip. Nowhere is it indicated that this option can be disabled.

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