If you are using one of the newer models of an iPhone, like the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or iPhone X, you probably are not on the market for replacing your iPhone’s battery. However, if you are still using one of the older model iPhones there is a good chance you have noticed an issue with your phone’s battery life. This is because of a direct choice made by Apple to slow down and weaken older batteries in iPhones. This revelation made quite the commotion whenever it surfaced and has made many people wonder how much they can trust Apple when it comes to supplying you with the best products for your money.


Battery slowdowns occurring with aging and outdated phones are not a new concept. Currently, lithium-ion batteries are our best option for supplying power to our mobile tech devices but these batteries still come with plenty of issues. With each power cycles that our batteries go through, the worse their capacity gets for supplying us with the same lifespan and convenience.


So how do you know if you are in need of a new battery for your iPhone?

Check Wear With an App

There are many apps you can use that will measure and graph the battery life of your iPhone versus different iPhone models. This will allow you to see the capacity of your phone’s battery power and let you observe the charge cycle of your iPhone. The typical iPhone is good for 400 to 500 full charge cycles, which generally will happen somewhere between the first year or two of using your iPhone. The only way to tell how many charge cycles your phone has been exposed to is with an unlocked iPhone device. At Cell+ER we offer unlocking services for smartphones!


Check Charge Cycles on a Computer

It might seem a bit against the grain that you need to use a computer in order to check how many times you’ve used a charge cycle on your iPhone’s battery, but unfortunately, those are the rules when it comes to Apple. Tech developers tried to release an app that measured iPhone battery charge cycles but Apple pulled it from the App Store. With iOS 10, Apple then pulled info on charge cycles as well as temperatures for batteries so third-party apps such as Battery Life could not get to them. This makes sense now that they have publicly come out as supplying us with subpar batteries. There are still some options you can find online that will help you learn more about your iPhone’s specific battery. Download coconutBattery if you have a Mac and it will be able to tell you about your phone and computer’s battery! Windows users should turn to iBackupBot; it works on Windows 7, 8, and 10 and costs and comes with a 7-day free trial.


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