According to Apple’s release notes for the software update, macOS better optimizes the long-term battery health of the 13-inch MacBook Air with the Sonoma M2 chip.

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“Battery health management on the 13-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip has been updated to better optimize long-term battery health,” the release said.

Apple has not provided any additional details about the exact optimizations it has made, nor have there been any widespread battery health complaints from customers who own this 13-inch MacBook Air model released in July 2022. Battery health information can be found by opening the System Settings app and clicking on Battery.

In a support document, Apple explains how the Battery Health Management feature works:

Battery Health Management is designed to improve the lifespan of your battery by reducing the rate of chemical aging. This feature does this by monitoring your battery’s temperature history and its charging pattern.

Based on the measurements collected, Battery Health Management may temporarily reduce the maximum charge of your battery. This is essential to ensure that your battery is charged at a level optimized for your use – reducing wear on the battery, and slowing its chemical aging.

After more than three months of beta testing, macOS Sonoma is set to be released today, with major new features including interactive desktop widgets, a game mode, the ability to add websites as web apps to the Dock, several Safari improvements, and more. Facilities included. We previously shared a list of Macs compatible with the update.

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