Any way to tell number of battery cycles on an iPhone without jailbreaking?

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  1. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    I've searched around a little in the app store and on here and haven't seen anything about any apps or a way of doing this without jailbreaking. Anyone who has any insight into this would be appreciated.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Not publicly. Apple can, as can Apple Stores. Although they may not tell you what the numbers are.
     
  3. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    If you use ibackupbot v4.0, you can see how many battery cycles you've been through
     
  4. charlituna macrumors G3

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    I'm not so sure about that. I've managed a peek at their diagnostic screen a couple of times and all it says for battery is normal, service etc. no numbers
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    It isn't on the main screen, it's on the "More Info..." screen that has nothing but lots of numbers on it.
     
  6. Looon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you work for them?
     
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  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Where do i look in backupbot to do that?


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  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Not at home to look it up for ya, but ur big boy, am sure u can find it. The info is not encrypted, is in plain English.
     
  10. Intell, May 4, 2013
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    Intell macrumors P6

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    Not at an Apple Store, but I am an Apple Tech and have used the iPhone toolset before. I'm also fairly sure that iBackupBot would not be able to provide you with the cycle count either. iOS does not store this information anywhere, but reads it as needed from the battery's integrated circuit.
     
  11. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Is it in a plist file or is it something else.


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  12. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Odd cause one of the times I managed a peek I was taking in a phone for my boss because he said it was having battery issues. He was sure it was a dud and needed the battery replaced. And the tech never went to any 'more info' screen even when I asked him if he was totally sure cause my boss would be livid if it keeps acting up and think I didn't bring it in. I would think if they had access to that info he would have pulled it up.
     
  13. Intell macrumors P6

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    They don't ever go to that screen because it isn't in their script to ever check that screen. They're only allowed to replace the battery or device if the front end of their diagnostic apps explicitly tell them to. Thus, they have no need to ever go to that screen.
     
  14. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    the top is using a notification center tweak from cydia, the bottom is using ibackupbot

    i don't know if this will change your mind that ibackupbot will be able to provide you with the cycle count but according to what i see, it seems that it's fairly accurate

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    run ibackupbot, plug in your device

    at the bottom left, you should see "devices". click that and it'll show your device. then click more informations and it should be the first subcategory that tells you your battery cycle count
     
  15. Intell macrumors P6

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    iBackupBot's ability to see the battery statistics are based on it's ability to properly query the device. It can only query iOS 5 and higher devices and it does not always work correctly with Lighting devices. It also does not work if the device has not been properly authenticated with the computer or if the device requires an encrypted backup.
     
  16. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Problem with seeing my cycle count on iPod touch 5

    My iPhone 5's backup is on my iPod touch 5 and my ipod touch cycle count is 0 as said in ibackupbot 4.1.6, which is obviously wrong. why is this happening?!
     
  17. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Do you have the name of that tweak? :)
     
  18. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    Battery

    CycleCount: 132
    DesignCapacity: 1430
    FullChargeCapacity: 1327
    Status: Success
    BatteryCurrentCapacity: 43
    BatteryIsCharging: true
    ExternalChargeCapable: true
    ExternalConnected: true
    FullyCharged: false

    From iBackupBot

    Iphone 5.
     
  19. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    BatteryInfo for Notification Center. It's $0.99
     
  20. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Thanks.
     
  21. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    FWIW, anyone who can decipher the logs generated by iOS can figure out the number of battery cycles.

    To find the logs, just go to Settings->General->About->Diagnostics and Usage.

    Source: MacRumors Forums: User-only iOS Diagnostics
     

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