How To Check Your iPhone’s Battery Health
October 22, 2019

See if your iPhone’s battery needs a replacement.

Ever since Apple admitted that it has been throttling CPU performance on older devices, many have expressed concerns about why the company isn’t transparent on how it handles battery issues. That changed however on iOS 11, where Apple officially added a new way to check your iPhone’s battery health.

On iOS 13, the Battery menu has been expanded even further – and here’s how you can access it:

1. Head to ‘Settings

2. Look for the ‘Battery‘ menu.

3. Once inside, you will see some information relating to your iPhone’s battery. This includes the function to turn on ‘Low Power Mode‘ along with the Battery Health menu function.

There’s also a pretty informative graph on how your battery gets consumed after a full charge and this includes the apps that consume the most battery. From there it can give you a good overview of what apps take a toll on the iPhone’s battery life.

4. Battery Health will take you to another menu, where it will show you Maximum Capacity, Peak Performance Capability, and Optimized Battery Charging.

Maximum Capacity shows how much charge your iPhone has, and if it’s a brand new one you should be seeing 100%. Older smartphones tend to lose their charge over time, and if it falls below 70 percent that’s when it’ll start deteriorating. Don’t worry though because that usually happens by the third year of usage.

Peak Performance Capability is the option to let you use the iPhone to its full power even when the battery’s capacity is lessened. This is the throttling issue that Apple admitted – and while it was automatic before, the backlash from users now forced Apple to let you handle it yourself. That being said, there’s a reason why it’s being throttled since lower battery capacities mean that your iPhone could suddenly shut down if it can’t handle the workload.

Optimized Battery Charging means that the iPhone will predict how long your charger is plugged in overnight. For example, if you leave your iPhone charging overnight by 11 pm and then wake up at 8 am, your iPhone can learn from that pattern so that it will only charge up to 80% the whole night and will finish in the morning before you wake up.

This way, the battery won’t degrade easily which in turn still gives you a top tier performance that you can expect from an Apple device.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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