How to check iPhone battery charge cycle count: 2 Easy ways

Check battery cycle count on iPhone and iPad

iPhone offers an easy and efficient way of displaying battery health to track your battery’s capacity. Along with it, it even gives an insight into battery usage. Yet, even with that information sometimes, it is difficult to determine the battery condition completely. That’s where the battery cycle count comes to the rescue!

It is one of the best ways to figure out your iPhone’s battery condition. But what actually is the iPhone charge cycle count? And how to check it on your iPhone? Read on to find out.

What is the iPhone battery cycle count?

The battery cycle count is the number of times a battery is charged to 100%. But there’s a catch! Let me explain this with an example for better clarity and insights into how it works.

Assume that you’re using a fully charged iPhone for a while, and the battery level drains to 65%. This means that 35% of the battery has been used. Now, if you charge to 100% at this point, it won’t be counted as a complete cycle as you have actually charged only 35%. Hence, the number will cumulate until it sums up to 100%.

So, the next time when you charge 65% battery on your iPhone, it’ll be considered a full cycle. It doesn’t matter if you charge the device once or twice. Whenever it achieves 100%, it will complete one cycle.

Undoubtedly, the lower the battery cycle count, the better will be your battery health! Here’s how you can know your battery cycle count!

Moreover, according to Apple, a normal battery can retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 charge cycles under normal conditions.

Check your iPhone’s battery charge cycle count using Notes

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Privacy → Tap Analytics & Improvements.
  3. Tap Analytics Data.

    Tap Analytics Data on iPhone Settings
    Note: If you haven’t enabled Share iPhone & Watch analytics, you won’t find the Analytics Data option. Additionally, if you turn it on now, you’ll need to wait for a day to get the data.
  4. Here, scroll up until you find files with the name log-aggregated.
    The files are added in alphabetical order.
  5. Tap the latest log-aggregated file at the bottom.
  6. Double-tap anywhere on the screen and copy the entire text.

    Find files with the name log-aggregated on iPhone
  7. Now, go to the Notes app.
  8. Create a new note and paste the code here.
  9. Tap three dots at the top right.
  10. Tap Find in Note.
  11. Now, type batterycyclecount.

    Type batterycyclecount in Notes app

Notes will then scroll to the exact location of the entered text in the file and highlight it. A number will be visible below the highlighted text. This number is your iPhone’s current battery cycle count.

So, that’s one way of checking charge cycle count. If this seems a bit lengthy or complicated, there’s another shorter and quicker way of checking the battery cycle.

Find the battery charge cycle count on iPhone using Shortcut

  1. First, download the View Battery Cycle shortcut on your iPhone or iPad.
    Tap the link → tap Add Shortcut
  2. Next, open Settings.
  3. Go to Privacy.
  4. Tap Analytics & Improvements.
  5. Tap Analytics Data.
  6. Scroll up and tap the most recent log-aggregated file.
  7. Now, here, tap the share icon at the top right.
  8. Next, tap the View Battery Cycle shortcut in the Share Sheet.

    See battery cycle count on iPhone quickly using Shortcut

A notification will appear on the top displaying the device’s cycle count. So, that’s a quick way of checking the battery cycle count with the shortcut.

View Battery Cycle Count on iPhone

Video tutorial: How to find your iPhone’s battery cycle count

These are two simple ways to check the iPhone battery charge cycle count. Studying the battery cycle count and battery health helps better understand how the battery is performing and whether the charging style needs to be changed.

Share your opinions in the comments below of how helpful this method is for you in determining the battery condition of your iPhone or iPad.

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