Apple has created tools for the user to know how to assess the battery quality of their iPhone. Over the years, the battery has normal wear and tear as it cycles. That information is not revealed in this way in the ninth interface of iOS, since it shows yes, but in percentage. However, with two or three maneuvers, we can see for sure how many cycles the iPhone’s battery has done.
Today we are going to show how the user can use information contained in the operating system to have an exact number of cycles.
Over the years we have been leaving clues and tips for the user to watch the battery of his smartphone. We have already shown it for the iPhone, for Android, even for Mac and Windows computers. Today, without third-party applications, we show how they can obtain such an indicator.
About battery cycles
When using the iPhone, the battery registers charging cycles. A charge cycle occurs when all battery power is used, but this does not necessarily mean a single charge.
For example, you can use half of your smartphone's charge in one day and then fully charge it. If you did the same the next day, it would count as one charge cycle, not two. In this way, it may take several days to complete a cycle.
Batteries have a limited number of charge cycles until expected performance decreases. When the cycle count is reached, it is recommended to replace the battery to maintain performance. You can use the battery after reaching the maximum cycle count, but you may notice a reduction in battery life.
If you know how many charge cycles there are in the battery and how many are left, you can determine when to replace the battery. For best performance, replace the battery when it reaches the maximum cycle count.
How to check iPhone battery cycles
Checking the battery cycle count directly on an iPhone is not as easy as you might think, but we help make the process easy. We will need to tweak some files to actually see the count. Let's go then!
First you need to access the Definitions. Inside we look for the option Privacy. Follow the illustrative images.
Second, within the menu Analysis and improvements, let's look for the option Analysis data. Now, inside, we will find a list of reports sorted in alphabetical order.
Therefore, in the middle of these reports we have to find the one that has the information of the cycles. To do this scroll down until you find the “log-aggregated” files.
Touch the last of those files to view the most recent data.
The next challenge is to be able to copy all this text. You can press the screen until you see the option “select all”. However, if you can't, select from the beginning of the text to the end manually. It is not difficult to do so.
As you can see in the following images, the idea is to copy this text and paste it in a note.
So, with the text pasted into a note, let's now search for the line that will tell us the number of cycles. So, we have to find a tool that helps us, within the text, to discover a fragment.
To do this, we click on the share icon, which on iOS 13 is in the upper right corner. In the case of iOS 14, there is a redesigned menu, but it has the same options.
Now, with the tool Find in note we paste this text: batterycyclecount.
As you can see in the images below, the text will appear and trigger the number of cycles that the iPhone has to date.
This iPhone, as of today, has done exactly 295 cycles. So you are still in enviable health. That's because, according to Apple, iPhone batteries are designed to retain up to 80% of their original capacity with 500 battery cycles.
This is your maximum performance capability. However, it is only an approximate number, because it depends a lot on your charging habits. We have cases where the iPhone has about 1200 cycles and the battery health is 78%. This shows that the battery even with many cycles continues to perform excellently.