How to Check Your iPhone Battery

Knowing how to check your iPhone battery, as well as understanding how to control it, is important for any user of the device.

Typically when a device ages, the battery begins to degrade. Thankfully, Apple has implemented tools to monitor battery health, which also allows users to decide if replacement is needed.

How to access the settings

To access the Battery settings on an iPhone, navigate to the Settings app, then tap on Battery in the list.

The top section gives access to Battery Percentage and Low Power Mode. Battery Percentage displays the percentage of charge remaining in the upper right corner of the screen. The exact location depends on the iPhone Model.

Low Power Mode allows users to conserve Battery whenever it is turned on. This limits background app refresh, and general background activity that might drain a phone’s battery. This mode can be turned on at any time, but can also be set to turn on automatically when the battery is at 20% or less. This allows the phone to last longer when the charge is low. The main drawback to Low Power Mode is that it can slow performance of the phone. If powerful processing is required, Low Power Mode is not recommended.

Users will also receive tips from Apple on how to conserve battery.

In this main section one can see the battery charge level and Activity for the past 24 hours and 10 days.

Finally, one can see which apps are using the most battery. If a certain app is draining the battery more than another, and it isn’t something one uses too often, it may indicate that the user should turn off background activity for that app.

Click the show activity button on the top right of the app list. This will show the exact amount of background usage that has used the battery.

How to check battery health

Within the main section of the Battery settings, there is a button that says Battery Health & Charging.

When selected, users will see information about the batteries maximum capacity, as well as a few options in regards to charging.

The image above shows the battery capacity of an iPhone 14 Plus after about one year. On older models where the battery has began to degrade, users will see a lower percentage.

If no percentage is shown and only the word “service” is there, it means its time to either replace the battery, or get a new phone.

Select Learn more… for more information about battery degradation on Apples Support Page.

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