How to see iPhone battery health

Starting in March, Apple increased the price of iPhone battery replacements. Whether you’re just curious about how your battery health is doing, or you’re having battery life issues or unexpected shutdowns, it’s easy to check the status in iOS Settings. Here’s how to view iPhone battery health, tips on when it’s time to get a replacement, charge cycle expectations, and more.

The iPhone 14 range launched with a higher out-of-warranty battery replacement cost of $99. However, the March 1 change resulted in Apple increasing battery replacements by $20 for all of its older iPhone models. That brought iPhone 13 to iPhone X to $89 and iPhone SE, iPhone 8 and earlier to $69.

Hopefully, if you update your iPhone every year or two, you shouldn’t have a problem with a dead battery unless you end up with a bad one. But for those who have iPhones that are two years old or older, a low battery condition is inevitable at some point due to chemical aging along with the number of charge cycles they’ve been through.

How to see iPhone battery health

  1. open that Settings app on your iPhone
  2. Swipe down and type battery
  3. Choose now Battery status and charging
  4. Your current battery capacity is shown at the top
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When Should You Replace an iPhone Battery?

  • TL;DR: If your battery has dropped below 80% its original capacity, you may want to consider a replacement. The same applies if you see a warning that your battery is damaged or no longer holding a charge.
    • A warning should appear under the Battery Health and Charging section shown above if your battery health is degraded and causing issues such as unexpected shutdowns and/or inability to maintain peak performance.
  • According to Apple, iPhone batteries are “designed to retain up to 80% of their original capacity for 500 full charge cycles when operated under normal conditions.”

If you are in the US, replacement is covered by the included one-year warranty or AppleCare. However, if you are out of warranty, Apple charges a fee of $69-$99 for iPhone battery replacement service.

When an iPhone battery drops below 80% of its original capacity, a feature called “Performance Management” may be applied automatically. This helps prevent unexpected shutdowns.

However, it is possible to turn off power throttling. Look for the small “Disable” button at the bottom of the text under “Peak Performance Capability”.

If you see a message that says the battery condition is degraded or unknown, go to an Apple Retail Store, contact Apple Support, or contact an Apple Authorized Service Provider for a certified Apple battery replacement .

For more details on iPhone battery and performance, see Apple’s full support document. Thanks for reading our guide on how to view iPhone battery health!

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