There is a simple way to check the wear of your iPhone battery and keep in mind how many recharge cycles it has been subjected to.
The battery has always been the most criticized element in the iPhone, but Apple has given it a lot of importance with time. According to the company, the lithium-ion batteries in its devices are designed to withstand approximately 500 recharge cycles.
As the battery capacity decreases, you will have fewer hours of use before plugging it into the power outlet again. The batteries will degrade over the years and do not work to 100% for long.
So monitoring the health of your iPhone battery will give you an idea of when is the right time to think about a new battery.
See the health of your battery.
To monitor the health of your battery, you do not need any third-party program or jailbreak. You have to go to Settings > Battery > Battery Status. There you will be shown the current capacity of your battery relative to when it was new, and you will be given options to maximize battery performance.
Your iPhone charging history
To know if your battery has exceeded 500 cycles, you must follow the following steps.
- Go to Settings > Privacy > Analysis and improvements.
- Activate the Share iPhone analysis option. If it is not enabled by default, you will have to wait a few days for all the data to be compiled and continue with the steps.
- Press Analysis data and look for the section that begins with “log-aggregated” and selects the most recent date.
- Once inside, you will see a long list of codes; you will have to look for the line of code battery.CycleCount, where it will appear how many cycles your battery has passed. If you have a hard time locating the line of code, you can share that report and find it with a text editor.
Note that a number above 500 means the battery is dead and needs to be replaced. You should also consider that a charge cycle is not counted from 0% to 100% but is counted when the battery has dropped from 100%, even if it has been changed from 50%.