February 9, 2018

3 Working Ways to Check the iPhone Health and Battery Charge Cycles

Checking the health of an iPhone battery has become a major issue in recent months. From being a mere curiosity to becoming a necessity, to see the state of the battery of an iPhone or an iPad is quite simple. You can also know the health of your iPhone or iPad battery on your iPhone, Mac and Windows devices. These are the best ways to do it.

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Methods to Check the iPhone Battery Health

We have to know few things before getting into the methods. Let us see what we should know about our battery.

What we should know about our battery

Batteries have a life cycle by their very nature and current technology. Manufacturers ensure a certain capacity threshold as the battery is used. This is known as charge cycles, which measures the number of times a battery is completely discharged (it can be at once or in several “sessions”).

For the iPhone, Apple estimates that after 500 charging cycles the battery should be able to maintain 80% of its original capacity. If you are below this 80% after 500 cycles and still under warranty, you can request a free repair. If not, you can request a replacement whether you are exhausted or not, regardless of your warranty, for 29 dollars during all 2018.

Each iPhone consumes its battery and deteriorates its health in a different way, depending in large part on our uses and customs.

It is important to make one thing clear: not all iPhones wear out their battery at the same rate. Some Twitter users have confirmed that their terminals had about 800 or 900 cycles and still retained more than 80% load. It will depend on your use and demand with the iPhone.

Watch Video of how to check iPhone Battery Health and Cycles Count here:

How to Check the Health of the iPhone battery with an iOS app

Finding an app that measures the health of the battery of the iPhone is not as simple as it seems. There are many apps that promise to better manage the battery, but few incorporate their status. And those that do, it’s not a complete information. Battery Life is one that will show us a fundamental function, you can download it here for free.

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As seen in the above screenshots above, we will see the level of wear of our iPhone battery. On my iPhone 6S from March 2016, it has a wear of 14-18% according to my tests. In addition, it can tell you the maximum capacity it has measured in mAh (see the third capture) and how much activity you can have with that load according to the task (fourth capture).

However, this app lacks the information about the charging cycles of the iPhone, for which we need a computer.

How to Check the Health and Charging Cycles of the iPhone battery on a Mac

There is a way to check the health of your iPhone’s battery as well as the load cycles it has “consumed” from a Mac. To do this, you will need the following:

  • Connect your iPhone to a Mac.
  • Download and install CoconutBattery, a freeware program well known in macOS.
  • Open it and go to the “iOS Device” tab. There you should see an image as the below capture.

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This app gives a much more complete information about your iPhone or iPad or Mac. At the bottom of CoconutBatter, we will see from top to bottom: current load, current maximum load, original capacity and load cycles.

How to Check the Health and Battery Charging Cycles of the iPhone on a Windows PC

If you do not have a Mac, do not despair because all is not lost. There is an app that actually works for both systems. It’s called iBackupBot and you can download a 7-day trial version here.

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  • After installing is done, open the app with the iPhone or iPad connected, select the device and click on the “More Information” button that marks the red arrow.

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  • Once you click, a new window will open like this second capture, where you will see a lot of information about your device. Here you will find the number of battery charging cycles for your iPhone, as marked by the red arrow.
  • Here, we see that the 400 cycles of my iPhone 6S match the figure that CoconutBattery gave us. With everything we’ve seen, you know everything you need about your iPhone’s health and charging cycles.

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This is how we can finally check our iPhone or iPad battery cycles. I hope this article will help you to know your iPhone battery health and the number of charge cycles used. By knowing about the device battery health will help us to take a step before it goes off. If you have any queries regarding any of the above method, let us know in the below comment section and we will get back to you as soon as possible to solve all your queries.

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