iPhone models have a battery health feature that gives you a good idea of ​​how battery capacity drains over time, as well as tools to optimize battery health and slow the process of aging. While this is a reasonable indicator of the age of your battery, you can also judge the health of your iPhone’s battery by checking the number of times it has been charged – by looking at the logs. A battery cycle count is essentially the number of times your battery has been fully discharged and then fully recharged.

A cycle count is only complete when the iPhone has completely discharged 100 percent of the battery. So even if you charge the iPhone in the middle of a battery discharge, a cycle will only complete when the iPhone is fully charged.

How to check the number of times the iPhone battery has been charged

Like all batteries, [iPhone](https://gadgets.ndtv.com/tags/iphone) Batteries are also consumables and their capacity decreases over time. When the battery runs low, users may experience decreased battery life and slow iPhone performance. According to [Apple](https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apple) a normal battery is designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity after 500 full charge cycles under normal conditions. To check whether or not you have reached this milestone, users can follow the steps below. The battery log can only be accessed if the user has enabled analysis sharing. To check if analytics sharing is enabled, you can check from here – Privacy> Analytics and Information.

  1. Go to the Settings app> Privacy> Analytics and improvements.

  2. Click on Analytics data to view a list of log files in alphabetical order. Scroll down to the last file that starts with “log-aggregated”.

  3. Select this file and copy all of its contents into it. You can share it on any app too, but keep in mind that these log files contain a large amount of content.

  4. Paste the entire contents of the log file into the Notes app, which is pre-installed on all iPhones.

  5. Click the action icon in the top right and select ‘Find in note’

  6. Search for ‘BatteryCycleCount‘and the number that appears after that word is the number of times your iPhone has been charged.


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Tasneem Akolawala is Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise spans smartphones, wearables, apps, social media and the entire tech industry. She reports from Mumbai and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecommunications sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and hints, tips and press releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More

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