Why is My MacBook Pro Not Charging?-【6 Easy Fixes】

Is your MacBook Pro not charging when plugged in? Or is your MacBook Pro Say- Power Source: Power Adapter, Battery is Not Charging?

It’s a common issue that many MacBook users (old & new) face. It’s quite easy to troubleshoot and fix the issue.

MacBook Pro M1 is a beast in terms of performance and power efficiency. Apple claims that it gives 20 hours of battery backup when fully charged.

It has an optimized Apple Silicon processor and onboard integrated RAM. On top of that, highly optimized macOS make it buttery smooth and power-efficient.

Even though it has a great battery backup, it becomes a problem when your Macbook won’t charge.

How To Fix MacBook Pro Not Charging?

Macbook Pro Plugged in Not Charging

An SMC (System Management Controller) reset can fix the charging issue on MacBook Air and Pro.

But it’s not the only solution; you must follow these steps to fix the charging issue.

1. Inspect Charging Cable

MacBook Charger Cable Damaged

The MacBook charging cable is the most vulnerable part because customers face charging issues.

If your MacBook Pro won’t charge and there is no light or indication of charging, then visually inspect your charging cable.

A damaged charging cable can also damage your MacBook. So, avoid using any low-quality or damaged charging cable with MacBook Pro.

If you notice any sign of damage, immediately replace it.

Also Read: How To Fix MacBook That Won’t Charge Past 80

2. Clean Your Charging Pin

Clean Macbook Charging Pin

A dirty charging pin or port can also prevent charging activity or slow down the charging speed.

You should clean your MagSafe charging pin with a cotton swab or soft fabric.

Remove any stuck debris from the charging port if your USB-C MacBook Pro is not charging. You can use a toothbrush or toothpick to clean the ports.

Also Read: How To Fix MacBook MagSafe Not Charging

3. Check Your Power Adapter

Damaged MacBook Adapter

We generally ignore the power adapter and assume some issue with the MacBook hardware.

You first need to check that the power switch is ON and your power adapter is functioning properly.

If you notice any damage to the power adapter, replace it. Also, change your power outlet and confirm if the adapter is actually not working.

Also Read: How To Fix MacBook Adapter Overheating

4. Update macOS

If your macOS is not updated, it could be another reason your MacBook Pro is not charging.

You should keep your macOS updated to enjoy the latest features and fix the existing bugs.

You can check the latest release update by following these steps:

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the top-left corner.
  2. Click on “About This Mac.”
  3. Click on “Software Update.”
  4. Click on “Check For Update.”
  5. Download the update.
  6. Now, restart your MacBook to apply the update.

5. Reset SMC

The system management controller (SMC) controls how your Mac manages power.

Resetting the SMC can resolve certain issues related to power, battery, fans, and other features.

You can check the step-by-step guide on resetting SMC on Apple’s website.

If your MacBook Pro battery is not charging after an SMC reset, you probably need to visit the Apple service center to get it repaired.

Also Read: How To Charge MacBook Pro Without Charger

6. Disable Optimised Battery Charging

Disable Optimised Battery Charging on MacBook 5

Apple introduced Optimised Battery Charging feature in macOS Big Sur to extend battery lifespan.

But, sometimes, it causes issues, and your MacBook faces charging issues. So, disable the Optimised Battery Charging to resolve the issue.

Also Read: How To Fix MacBook Air Not Charging


The charging issue is frequently associated with the charging cable. The first thing you need to do is, inspect your charging cable and replace it if there is any sign of damage.

If none of the above-mentioned solutions work, take your MacBook Pro to the nearest service center.

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