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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dmk1974, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2008
    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!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2011
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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?
  3. macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    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

    Jun 23, 2010
    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.
  5. macrumors newbie


    Jul 18, 2011
    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

    Jul 15, 2011
    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..
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    And it just does it automatically? I don;t have to turn the app on every time I charge or anything?
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2011
    It keeps running in background. But cycles it counts automatically. Doesn't take any ram or battery. Perfect app tbh :)
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
    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?
  10. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

    Cool, now I can get rid of that App that gave me lots of information EXCEPT the wanted cycle count. :)
  11. macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2013
    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.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    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?
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2014
    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

    Feb 27, 2011

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

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