How to know your iPhone battery health
It’s impossible to understate the importance of your iPhone’s battery health. However, it’s very easy to check what shape your power unit is in and, if necessary, get a replacement.
Just like how you want to make sure that you yourself are operating at your maximum capacity, the same goes for your iPhone battery. With that being said, it’s not like your phone can go in for a checkup at the doctor’s office. It’s a lot less complicated than that, thankfully.
To learn how to check your iPhone battery health, just follow these simple steps.
How to check iPhone battery health
In the past, it was difficult to know what kind of shape your iPhone’s battery was in. You might’ve found your iPhone dying at 50% battery, or maybe even lower in some extreme cases.
You might’ve found your screen dimming, even with the brightness all the way up. Perhaps you’ve encountered your phone physically slowing down, even when the battery claimed to be fully charged. All of these factors were signs that your iPhone battery health was declining.
Furthermore, there was no real way to know for sure what shape your battery was in.
Luckily, as more recent iOS updates have been released, Apple has made it easier than ever to know exactly what your iPhone’s battery health is.
For iPhone users with an iPhone 6 or later running iOS 11.3 or greater, go to “Settings,” then “Battery,” then “Battery Health”.
This section of your iPhone’s settings tells you firstly, your battery’s maximum capacity. Secondly, whether or not your iPhone battery is operating at peak performance. Finally. whether or not you have Optimized Battery Charging turned on.
Overall, these three things are going to tell you whether or not your iPhone battery is healthy or not.
What is an unhealthy battery capacity?
Any maximum capacity below 80% is considered unhealthy.
From the moment you take your phone out of the box, this number is going to start declining. Don’t worry if it’s not at 100% — you only need to fret if it dips below 80%.
“Peak Performance Capability” simply means that your phone’s battery is in good health. If everything’s working as it should then your phone will say “Your battery is currently supporting normal peak performance”.
Additionally, turning on “Optimized Battery Charging” is an easy way to keep it even healthier: Your phone will consequently learn from your usage habits and optimize its charging to best fit the unique way you use your phone. Therefore, the battery stays healthier for longer.
iPhone Battery Replacement
If a message says “Your battery’s health is significantly degraded,” it’s certainly time to start thinking about an iPhone battery replacement.
Don’t be worried. Replacing your iPhone battery is practically as easy as checking its health. Just turn to our experts.
We can help with all mobile phone, tablet, computer, and gaming console repairs. We can quickly and easily replace the battery on any iPhone. Whether it’s an iPhone 7, 7 Plus or an iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, we can restore your handset’s power.