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Hieveryone

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Apr 11, 2014
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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?
 

Lekro

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Mar 23, 2019
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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.
 

Ralfi

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Dec 22, 2016
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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.
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%?
 

Newtons Apple

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Mar 12, 2014
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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?

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%.
 
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Calebtt

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There's my X and phone is working fine.
 

Lekro

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Mar 23, 2019
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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%?
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.
 
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LoveToMacRumors

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Feb 15, 2015
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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?
if you got apple care +, get a new battery for free within the 2 years.
 

now i see it

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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.
 

JPack

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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.
 

pika2000

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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?
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.
 

mous94410

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Aug 12, 2015
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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 ?
 

d5aqoëp

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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 ?
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.
 

VineRider

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May 24, 2018
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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.
 

BigMcGuire

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Jan 10, 2012
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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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