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The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro will show your battery cycle count

By Cookie Monster - on 21 Sep 2023, 9:04am

The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro will show your battery cycle count

Another metric to gauge the battery health of the Apple iPhone 15. <br>mage source: @raywongy

Apple is offering a new way for iPhone 15 users to gauge the battery health of their devices. 

Spotted by @raywongy, the Apple iPhone 15 can show the battery cycle count via Settings > General > About. Users should be able to see a new "Battery" section towards the end of the page. Users can also see the manufacture date and the date of first use. 

Take note, this works for both the regular iPhone 15 models and the iPhone 15 Pro.

How is battery cycle count related to the battery health of the iPhone? Apple says a normal battery can retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles when operating under normal conditions.

A complete charge cycle is when a user discharged an amount that is equal to 100% of the battery's capacity. In other words, if you charge your battery to 100% from 50%, that only counts as half a cycle.

And since each battery has a limited number of charge cycles before its performance starts to diminish, a higher cycle count means the battery's capacity to hold a charge and deliver power is reduced.

For users of iPhone 14 and older models, you can still see the health of your battery by using another indicator called Maximum Capacity. You still can rely on another indicator, Maximum Capacity, to gauge the battery health of your device.

The "Battery Health" system was introduced in iOS 11.3 five years ago. Once the battery's maximum battery capacity falls below 90%, a message will pop up to inform you to get the battery replaced. The maximum capacity can be accessed via Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging. However, this does not show your exact battery cycle count.

Source: @raywongy via MacRumours

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