In today’s blog, we will discuss battery cycle counts on the iPhone and how to obtain that number on any iPhone running iOS 17 or later.
How to Check Battery Cycle Count on iPhone 15
Apple has included the Battery Cycle Count information in the settings for all iPhone 15 models. Follow the below steps:
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to General → About.
- Scroll down to the “Battery” section and check the number next to Cycle Count.
How to Check Battery Cycle Count on Any iPhone
By using a shortcut, you can easily check the battery cycle count on any iPhone running iOS 17 or later. Here’s how:
1. Adding the Battery Stats Shortcut
The first step is to add a specific shortcut called “Battery Stats.” You can download this shortcut here.
2. Privacy & Security Settings
After adding the shortcut, navigate to the settings and scroll down to the “Privacy & Security“. Within this section, locate the “Analytics & Improvements” option. Now toggle on “Share iPhone Analytics“.
Ensure that this toggle is enabled a few days before applying the shortcut or the battery method.
3. Accessing the Analytics Data
Once the toggle is enabled, you will gain access to “Analytics Data.” Scroll through to locate the analytics report from a few days prior. For instance, if today is November 22nd, you should select the report dated 21st November.
4. Using the Battery Stats Shortcut
Tap on the share icon in the top right corner of the analytics report. Scroll down and select the “Battery Stats” shortcut. Wait for a few seconds, and the exact status of your iPhone’s battery will be displayed. This includes the current maximum capacity, the number of cycles, and the battery health percentage.
Understanding Battery Cycle Counts
Battery cycle counts refer to the depletion of the battery by 100%. It is important to note that a single cycle count does not necessarily occur in one day. Let’s break it down:
Imagine you have a fully charged iPhone in the morning with 100% battery. By the end of the day, you have used approximately 80% of the battery and then charge it back up to 100% overnight. The next day, you use another 20%, which brings the total to 100%. This sequence of events counts as one cycle.
When to Replace iPhone Battery?
When your iPhone completes 500 charging cycles, its battery health will approximately reach around 80%, and Apple officially says that when the battery health reaches 80%, it’s recommended to get the battery replaced. However, there’s no need to replace it at 80% battery health unless your iPhone displays an “Important Battery Message.“
In conclusion, understanding your iPhone’s battery cycle count is crucial for maintaining its longevity and performance. Whether you have the latest iPhone 15 or an older model running iOS 17, monitoring your battery’s cycle count can provide valuable insights into its health and when it might be time for a replacement.
Remember, a battery’s lifecycle is not just about the number of charge cycles, but also how you charge and maintain your device. By keeping an eye on your battery’s cycle count and health, you can ensure that your iPhone remains reliable day in and day out.
I’m Jaskaran Singh, a passionate tech enthusiast from Delhi, now based in Ahmedabad. My five-year journey as a tech writer has culminated in my role as the Editor in Chief at TheWorldsBestAndWorst, where I continue to explore and share the myriad facets of technology with my audience. Beyond writing, I also run a YouTube channel, with a community of 50,000 subscribers.