iPhone X At what capacity should one change out their iPhone X battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, May 5, 2019.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I feel like my battery life isn’t what it used to be on my iPhone X.

    I’m at 95% capacity.

    Is this a good time to change it out and generally what do other people do and what do the experts say to do?
  2. Lekro macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2019
    Budapest, Hungary
    We recommend battery replacements at or below 80% or 500 cycles in our shop.

    People coming in with straight up battery replacement requests due to short battery life are around that mark also.
  3. Ralfi macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2016
    Would you know what the typical battery health drop off would be after year 1 if say someone had 1% drop after the first year?

    I ask because after 1 year, my battery was on 99%.

    & now a month later, it’s already dropped to 98%.

    So 12 months for a 1% drop & then 1 month for a 1% drop.

    I’ve introduced wireless charging (5w) at the 12 month mark, but surely it couldn’t be the reason for the drop to 98%?
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If you are willing to pay, Apple would probably do it and take your money. At 95% . . that would be ridiculous but if they won’t, I know you could find a mall kiosk. They could install a non-OEM battery and would love to have your OEM at 95%.
  5. Calebtt macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2012
  6. Lekro macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2019
    Budapest, Hungary
    Battery % drop varies too much to say anything general about it.
    What you say is perfectly normal. Your phone probably dropped 2% in 1 year (which is excellent), it was just a misread or the actual battery calibration was too close 99% and 98% and just gave you 99% until it dropped a little bit more to give you 98% more precisely.

    I charge my phone exclusively with wireless charging and have no problems.

    My mother's iPhone 7 is at 87% after 2 and a half years. But again, YMMV.
  7. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    if you got apple care +, get a new battery for free within the 2 years.
  8. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    A 5% decrease in battery capacity isn't really perceptible. For example, if the phone normally lasted 6 hours with a new battery, a 5% drop in capacity would cut it short 18 minutes.
  9. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    90% is a good point to replace the battery. Keep in mind iOS only displays the percent capacity. It does not display the impedance value which is what causes unexpected shut downs, particularly in cold weather.. You can have a battery that can hold a charge but can't deliver it quickly enough to the phone.
  10. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    Things that you want to try first:
    1. Uninstall some unused apps
    2. Resetting the iPhone to factory and start fresh
    to see if there’s an underlying problem and not just the weakening battery.
  11. mous94410 macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2015
    It’s been 11 months since I purchased my iPhone X and I’m at 85 battery. Can i change the battery at a store for free ?
  12. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2016
    Under warranty..... it would depend on genius guy’s mood. But you insist that your battery life is pathetic and they might do it for free if warranty is still remaining.
  13. VineRider macrumors regular

    May 24, 2018
    My X battery was showing 95%, but would only last about 4 hrs per day of usage. I have AppleCare+ so I initiated a chat with support. They ran a diagnostic and it showed the battery was ok.

    I informed them that even so, the battery was only getting about 4 hours of usage a day, so I asked about express replacement, and they did that with no cost as part of my AppleCare agreement. I had tried a factory reset on the old phone but it did not resolve the issue. The phone was 15 months old and once I received the replacement device, my battery usage is back to normal.
  14. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    Apple refused to take our $ for my wife's phone when it was >90%. For me personally? Anything over 80% is still game. I easily get 2-3 days on my Xs MAX and have on the last 3 phones we owned (8+, 6s+, and 6+) even after nearly 2 years of ownership.

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