How to check iPhone battery charge cycle count

How to check iPhone battery charge cycle count

Whether you’ve observed an unanticipated battery drain problem on your iPhone or you are interested in confirming its ability to perform well, examining the battery cycle count is a good practice. In this guide, I will show how you can check the battery cycle count of your iPhone.

What does the iPhone battery cycle count indicate?

A battery cycle count is like a fitness tracker for your iPhone’s battery life. Every time you use up about 100% of your battery’s juice, the iPhone calculates it as one cycle. However, unlike hitting the gym, the more cycles your battery goes through, the less fit it becomes.

Now, why does it matter? Well, the battery’s health affects how long your iPhone lasts between charges. A new battery should endure for an extended period, much like a champion marathon runner. However, as it accumulates cycles, it’s akin to requesting your grandpa to sprint a mile – it might huff and puff a bit.

How to check your iPhone battery cycle count using Shortcut

  1. Download the PowerUtil shortcut on your iPhone.
  2. Select (+) Add Shortcut.
  3. Now, launch the Settings app → Go to Privacy & Security → Select Analytics & Improvements.

    Press (+) Add Shortcut, launch the Settings app, go to Privacy and Security, and select Analytics and Improvements
  4. Choose Analytics Data → Open the latest Analytics file (the one with the present day’s date).
  5. Tap the Share icon at the top right.

    Choose Analytics Data, open the latest Analytics file, and Tap the Share icon
  6. Select PowerUtil.
  7. Let the shortcut use Safari Once or Always, depending on your preference.
  8. Then, you should be able to see the battery Cycle Counts for your device. Tap Done when done viewing.

    Select PowerUtil and let the shortcut use Safari Allow Once:Always

How to check iPhone battery cycle count from Analytics Data

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security → Select Analytics & Improvements → Open Analytics Data.

    Go to Privacy & Security, select Analytics & Improvements, and open Analytics Data
  3. Choose the latest Analytics file → Copy the data from the file.

    Select the latest Analytics file and copy the text
  4. Paste this data in a new note the Notes app.
  5. Tap the three dots icon → Pick Find in Note.
  6. Search for last_value_CycleCount and find the number next to it.

    Tap three dots icon, slect Find in notes and look for last_cycle_count


How often should I monitor the charge cycle count of my iPhone?

Checking the charge cycle count of your iPhone once every few months is sufficient if you’ve owned the device for several years.

Is a high charge cycle count a reason to be concerned about my battery’s health?

If your battery health drops below 80%, and you’ve accumulated a high cycle count, you may consider replacing your battery. This is because significantly higher counts might indicate that your battery is well past its golden phase.

What can I do to maintain the battery health of my iPhone?

You can refer to our comprehensive article to maintain the battery health of your iPhone, which outlines the simplest methods to achieve this goal.

Wrapping up…

Those mentioned above are straightforward methods to monitor the cycle count of your iPhone battery. By examining the battery cycle count and its overall health, you can gain a clearer insight into its performance and determine whether adjustments to your charging habits are necessary.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section regarding how effective this approach has been for assessing the battery status of your iPhone or iPad.

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  1. Hello, I have no log-aggregated file in my Analytics Data. (iPhone 11 Pro Max, iOS 16.6). Why would that be?

    1. If you can’t see the log file in your Analytics Data, try these steps:

      Open the Settings app.
      Go to Privacy & Security.
      Choose Analytics & Improvements.
      Turn off Share iPhone & Watch Analytics.
      Wait for 10-15 seconds.
      Turn on Share iPhone & Watch Analytics again.
      The log file will be made in 24-48 hours.

      If you want to check it immediately:

      Open the Settings app.
      Go to Privacy & Security.
      Choose Analytics & Improvements.
      Open Analytics Data.
      Pick the first Analytics file.
      Copy the file data.
      Paste it in your Notes app.
      Tap the three dots icon.
      Choose Find in Note.
      Search for “last_value_CycleCount” and find the number next to it.

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