How to check how many battery cycles is your Apple iPhone battery on
With recent iPhone performance slow-down reports linking CPU performance to battery health, you might want to know one crucial detail about the battery: how used is it exactly?
What are iPhone battery cycles?
How long is a battery supposed to last?
- iPhone - 500 cycles
- Apple Watch - 1,000 cycles
- iPad - 1,000 cycles
- iPod - 400 cycles
- Macbook - 1,000 cycles
So how do you check how many battery cycles is your iPhone battery on? Apple has blocked apps reporting battery cycle count on the App Store, so you will need to your iPhone, a Lightning cable and a desktop computer to check. While there may be other solutions, we use iBackupBot, an app available for both Windows and Mac as a free 7-day trial and paid after that. We walk you through the process of setting it up and learning about your iPhone battery cycle count right below.
How to check your iPhone battery cycles
3. All of the relevant info should be visible right there. We have an almost brand new iPhone XS Max that is just on 21 cycles. Since the battery on iPhones is rated for 500 cycles, it should still be in great battery health for the next few years.
4. However, starting with iOS 11.3, you might skip the aforementioned steps and simply check the Battery Health menu of your device, which will show you a percentage of the overall battery health, You won't see the total battery cycles, but the important information will be visible right there.