Are you charging your iPhone 12 times more than usual? You might want to check your battery health.
It is important to monitor the battery condition of your iPhone if you don’t update it every year. The reason is that your iPhone’s battery performance will decrease over time and impact how often you need to charge it.
Apple makes it easy to check the battery information of your iPhone using iOS. This is how to check your iPhone’s battery health, regardless of whether it’s an iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The Settings app on your iPhone allows you to quickly access the battery information. These are the steps to follow:
Start the Settings app for your iPhone. Tap on Battery and swipe down. To continue, tap on it.
This menu will show you the percentage of your iPhone 12’s maximum capacity. This is your iPhone’s battery health.
You’ll also find Peak Performance Capability. This indicates if your iPhone has performance management features to prevent unexpected shutdowns.
How to deal with a low iPhone 12 battery health
Your iPhone 12 battery health will be displayed in the same menu if it falls below 80%. Apple states that if your iPhone’s maximum capacity drops below 80% it is an indication that the battery has suffered significant degradation and must be replaced.
Apple’s battery replacement service is $69 for the iPhone 12 series.
You can reduce iPhone 12 battery consumption by closing down any apps that use a lot of resources.
It can be annoying to have to charge your iPhone more frequently than it did when it was brand new. It’s important that you take advantage of all the Apple options and have your battery replaced as soon as possible.
Also see: iPhone Battery Health is dropping fast? Fix!
How to check the battery cycle count of your iPhone 12
How many times have you charged your iPhone 12 battery? This is how you can find out.
The battery cycle count is a great way to check the state of your battery. It gives you an idea of the battery’s age overtime on an iPhone.
Let’s first learn how to check your iPhone 12’s battery life.
What is the Battery Cycle Count?
The battery cycle count simply refers to the number of times that a battery has been fully charged and then depleted. One battery cycle is when an iPhone’s battery has been fully charged.
In reality, most people don’t charge their iPhones and only rarely use them like that. Let’s look at a more practical example.
Let’s say you have an iPhone fully charged and that you drain 30% of it. This means you used 70%. You then charge it up again to 100%. You haven’t charged the battery fully yet because you used only 70%. This only applies if you use 30% more of the battery. It’ll add up until 100% no matter how many times your iPhone is charged in the middle.
The battery cycle count should show how many times you have used 100% of the batteries’ capacity. This is even if you use it very little at a time.
We want to make it clear that this data can only be viewed if you share your iPhone analytics with Apple. This is the majority of people. You must turn the device on, wait two days and then proceed with these steps if you don’t have it.
This option can be enabled to check your cycle count.
Start the Settings app for your iPhone. Scroll down and choose Privacy from the Settings menu.
Scroll down to the bottom of the Privacy section and click on Analytics & Improvements.
Here you can see if your analytics are being shared with Apple. Next, click on Analytics Data.
Scroll down until you see a file that begins with log-aggregated. If multiple files have the same name, choose the one at the end, as it’s the most recent.
You’ll now see only lines of code. To access the selection tool, tap anywhere on the code and drag it to select all files in the file.
Next, tap the selected area and select Copy to save it to the clipboard.
Open the Notes app for your iPhone to create a new note. Tap anywhere on the note to paste.
To access additional options, tap the three dots icon located in the upper-right corner. Select “Find in Note”.
Simply type battery cycle count into the Notes app to get to the exact location in the file. Below the highlighted line, you will see a number. This number is your iPhone’s battery count.
You can find what you need. Because there is no way to search for specific lines of code in the log-aggregated files, we had to use Notes. You can scroll to find it, but this takes a lot more time and effort.
You can now better understand the condition of your iPhone 12 battery by knowing the battery life percentage and the count of the battery cycles.
Apple claims that the iPhone battery will retain 80% of its maximum capacity after 500 charges. If you notice a higher number of battery cycles with similar battery health, this means you have good charging habits, and the battery has been well preserved.