Whether it’s for work, communicating with our friends and family, or keeping ourselves entertained, we rely heavily on the power of our iPhone’s battery. That is why understanding and caring for battery health has become essential.
In this article, we show you how you can monitor iPhone 15 charge cycles to ensure optimal performance over time. In addition, we will also see how to access other important information about the device, such as the month and year of manufacture or the date it was first used.
Why is battery health important?
Let’s start by understanding why battery health is so important. Lithium-ion batteries, used in most mobile devices, including the iPhone 15, have a limited lifespan. Each of these batteries has a finite number of charge and discharge cycles before its capacity degrades significantly. In the case of the iPhone 15, it is estimated that this number ranges between 300 and 500 charge cycles.
A charge cycle refers to the complete process of charging the battery from zero to its maximum capacity. However, it is important to keep in mind that not every time you connect your device to power a new cycle begins. A charge cycle only begins after the battery has been completely depleted. This means you could use half of your iPhone’s charge in a day and then fully recharge it, and it would only count as one charge cycle.
Knowing how many cycles your battery has experienced gives you a rough idea of how much your device has been used and, therefore, how much life it has left. Now, let’s see how you can check the battery cycle count on your iPhone 15 and take steps to maintain its health.
How to check the battery cycle count on your iPhone 15
The good news is that Apple has made it easier for users to access this important information. However, keep in mind that this feature is only available on iPhone 15 models and later. If you have one of these devices, follow these steps:
- Open the app «Settings» on your iPhone 15.
- Go to the section «General» and select «Information«.
- Go to the section «Battery«.
- Here you will clearly see the «Number of cycles» from your battery.
Along with the cycle count, you will also be able to see the month your iPhone was manufactured and the month it was first used. Having access to this information will allow you to make informed decisions about the use of your device and its battery.
Take care of the health of your iPhone 15 battery
Now that we know how to check your battery’s cycle count, it’s important to learn how to care for it to prolong its life. Here are some tips to keep your battery in optimal condition:
- Prevent full download: Although it is necessary to perform full charge cycles from time to time to calibrate the battery, it is best to avoid completely draining the battery in daily use. Try to charge your iPhone when it reaches around 20-30% capacity instead of waiting for it to completely drain.
- Moderate load: There is no need to keep your iPhone connected to power for long periods. Charging it up to 80-90% and then unplugging it can be beneficial for the health of the battery.
- Optimal temperature: Avoid exposing your iPhone to extreme temperatures, as this can negatively affect the battery. Do not leave it in the sun on a hot day or in a car with low temperatures during winter.
- Software updates: Keep your iPhone up to date with the latest software updates. These updates often contain improvements to battery management and can help extend battery life.
Use low power mode: When you don’t need all of your iPhone’s high-performance features, consider turning on Low Power Mode. This reduces power consumption and can help preserve the battery for longer.