The most important component of any smartphone is the battery. A phone with a dead battery is like a car with an empty gas tank. It might look good on the outside, but inside, all the cool features in the world are useless without its power source. If you have an iPhone, you need to constantly check the so-called battery health to make sure it doesn’t drop below a certain level. If this is the case, charging problems are occurring and the battery may need to be replaced. Here’s how to check your iPhone’s battery health and what it all means.
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The iPhone Battery Health section shows important key information about your battery’s capacity, peak performance, and whether or not your battery needs attention. You can find it under Settings > Battery.
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What is the battery health on an iPhone?
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Battery Health is a section in your iPhone settings that tells you how healthy the battery is compared to when the phone was brand new. New iPhones obviously start with a brand new, 100% healthy battery. Over time, as the iPhone is used and various features are turned on and off, the overall health and performance of the battery will decrease. However, as long as the battery stays at 80% or more, Apple still considers this to be an optimal peak.
Here’s how to check your iPhone’s battery health
- Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging.
- Here you can see them Maximum capacity, which is the maximum charge the phone can hold. Mine is 100% as it is a new phone. It should not fall below 80%; Otherwise, charging problems will occur.
- You should always enable it Optimized battery charge. This ensures that the phone is not charged to 100%, which drains the battery faster.
If you go back one screen (Settings > Battery), scroll down to view the battery performance since the last charge. It will tell you when the battery was last fully charged and what has eaten at that charge since then. You can see how much battery each app has used, with the worst offenders at the top.
So if you’re having battery issues, maybe try uninstalling or draining the really big battery suckers. The Sudoku game with 38% battery charge really has to go.
How do I know if my iPhone battery needs replacing?
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frequently asked Questions
It depends on how long the power saving mode is on. If you only have it enabled for a short time, it shouldn’t affect the battery too much. However, if you have it activated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, then yes, it will damage the battery in the long run. Power saving mode is just a patch to solve a temporary problem.
Although there are many ways to speed up the charging of your iPhone, battery degradation is generally irreversible. Once the battery has deteriorated to a certain point, the only option is to put in a new battery or buy a new phone.
Apple considers anything above 80% to be in optimal condition. A bad battery level is generally 70% or less. At this point, you either need a new battery or a new phone. You can try to keep it at 80% or higher for as long as possible, for example by not charging the phone to 100% overnight. Also turn off the always-on display.
no You should always follow the 80/20 rule for maximum battery performance. Never charge more than 80% and never let it drop below 20%. Luckily, Apple’s optimized battery charging feature does this for you.