iPhone 7(+) 200+ cycles on the battery

Ev0d3vil

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Sep 22, 2014
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Worth a change at the apple store? Already a little more than a year.
 

janeauburn

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Nov 22, 2015
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Worth a change at the apple store?
Yes, only because the $29 no-questions-asked replacement service ends at the end of this year. After that, it's $49 and they won't do it unless they agree it's ready (meaning they won't do it in most cases, usually, if they go back to old policies).

The worry that another poster expressed about young kids messing up the phone is not borne out by my experiences. Both times the phones looked untouched afterwards.
 

cbreze

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Nov 26, 2014
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My 2 year old 7 is at 255 cycles and 91% capacity. I'm fine with that. AFAIK, Apple states somewhere it's batteries should go either 500 or 600 cycles not sure which. Not worried about it.
 

now i see it

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Never charge it to 100% and never leave it plugged in overnight. Avoid if at all possible discharging below 20%.

Apple's battery care recommendations had to balance convenience and device run time vs battery longevity.
They have zero incentive to keep a battery healthy for 4 years or longer.
 

tonybarnaby

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Dec 3, 2017
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Never charge it to 100% and never leave it plugged in overnight. Avoid if at all possible discharging below 20%.

Apple's battery care recommendations had to balance convenience and device run time vs battery longevity.
They have zero incentive to keep a battery healthy for 4 years or longer.
Everything you said is true. I used to have some bad battery ocd. I gave that stuff up and just charge to 100% every night. I had an app on Android that warned me once the phone had charged to 80%.

iPhones charge so slow that it’s hard to baby them as much as an android. Not charging to 100% could mean the difference of having to charge before you go out after work, or your phone dying when you need it most. If the phone was junk after the battery was used up, everyone would baby them. In your case you have been taking as good care of the battery as you can, and your reward is you’re saving $50 by not having to replace your battery. To me, it’s not worth it and I feel much better now that I just use my phone and forget it. I will do what I can to always keep it above 20%, but the days of waking up and charging my phone to 80% to avoid charging it overnight are over.