Without jailbreaking, how do I check my iPhone battery capacity and cycle count?

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    dmk1974

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    Not the little % that shows in the upper right of the screen, but rather (like on a MacBook) the mAh remaining on the actual battery? Charge cycle count as well. Thanks!
     
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    Batterylogger plus used to be on app store before apple decided to take it down and the dev put it up in Cydia.
    So without jailbreaking I don't think it's possible.
    Btw reason for Not jailbreaking?
     
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    PNutts

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    I went into iTunes to look and there are so many battery apps that hopefully one of them will do what you want. Or someone has a quick answer here. I don't know if the battery keeps track of charge cycles or not since a charge cycle can be getting down to 75% four times. I suppose mAh could be calculated by the percentage remaining but I assume it would be a rough estimate and it would vary depending on the load on the battery.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I'd love to find this stuff out even with a jailbroken phone. I've looked but have never been able to find an app that will do it in Cydia.
     
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    dom9360

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    Yep, there are too many of those battery apps out there. :) Some of them display battery cycle count, BUT it counts it from when you install the app itself - they do not rely on any internal iOS counters as many want.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    I already replied about the app. It's called batterylogger plus. It counts cycles from when it was first charged and not when it was installed..
     
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    And it just does it automatically? I don;t have to turn the app on every time I charge or anything?
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    It keeps running in background. But cycles it counts automatically. Doesn't take any ram or battery. Perfect app tbh :)
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Like the original poster, I'm interested in getting this info but don't want to jailbreak to do so.

    I wonder, is there any desktop application that can read this info from the iphone when connected via USB?
     
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    Cool, now I can get rid of that App that gave me lots of information EXCEPT the wanted cycle count. :)
     
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    That app does offer the info about battery cycles. They even have the tutorial on their blog and it's also available in the free version. http://bit.ly/18gzB7r

    Just checked my iPhone 5: 201 cycles.
     
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    Just got batterylogger from Cydia, awesome app!

    Are these stats good for my 4S:

    Max Capacity - 1290 mAh
    Design Capacity - 1430 mAh
    Health - 90.21%
    Cycle Count - 313 cycles

    Is this good?
     
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    iBackupBot tells me that my iPhone 5 has a design capacity of 1430 and full charge capacity of 1286. I have 169 cycles. Now I need an interpreter...what is the normal degradation of the battery? Is 1286 too low, normal, or good for how many cycles I have?
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    https://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html

    Your'e at 90% of original capacity, so I would say you're fine.
     

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