Battery Load Cycles For iPhone/iPad Can Now Be Seen For Free in Coconut Battery

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  1. Fissure macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if this is well known now but in past research I could not find an application that would show an iPhone's or iPad's battery load cycle count (how many times the battery has been charged to 100% cumulatively). Apple generally states batteries for iPhones and iPads, I believe Macbook's as well, are designed for about 1,000 load cycles. I've always been curious what my iPad or iPhone load cycle count was as I charge a lot especially on the iPad Mini 2.

    So there's a free application called Coconut Battery that you can run on your Mac and once you plug in your iPhone or iPad there's a tab in the application that shows your battery load cycle count. This is a good thing as I will likely know when it's time to upgrade to a new iPad as a result.

    I am in no way affiliated with this application or developer.
    http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/
     
  2. Imac Sam macrumors 6502

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    I tried this program and it opened and immediately closes on MAC OS 10.10.3. So it was a no go for me.
     
  3. nanilni macrumors newbie

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  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It's been working fine for me on a 2015 13" MBPr running OS X 10.10.3
     
  5. Fissure thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am running a late 2012 MBPr 13 on the latest version of OS X and it's working for me.
     
  6. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Just install battery doc on your iPhone iPad etc free app does the same thing been using for a couple years now. No need to plug in.
     
  7. Fissure thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't see a free app with that title? Some of the other apps with a similar title don't show where battery cycles are displayed at least not based on the apps screenshots in the App Store.
     
  8. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Oops sorry been so long it's .99 cents now.

    Battery Doc - Professional Battery Care and Information by Power App GmbH
    https://appsto.re/us/_jBEI.i
     
  9. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    Here it is.

    But if you are jailbroken use BatteryLife. WAY more detailed information and it's free also. It shows your current drain and voltage. Very cool. It's one of the main reasons I jailbreak because I like to know when my battery is truly fully charged and this app shows me when the current has been cut off.
     

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  10. Howard Ellacott macrumors member

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    Works fine on mine 10.10.3!

    Interesting app, thankyou!
     
  11. Fissure thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry I do not see these apps being noted show the actual load cycle count on the battery. They seem to be reading battery percentage at a higher level in iOS (doing their own counting). I highly doubt if I installed the iOS App noted that it will know anything about my cycle count prior to it being installed. Apple doesn't seem to allow or expose the API to get the actual battery cycle count from iOS. But this is possible through apps on OS X with iOS devices attached.

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    Those screen shots do not show battery cycle count.
    Battery cycle count = how many times a battery has been charged to 100% (20% to 100% then 80% to 100% = 1 cycle).

    This count is important as Apple rates their batteries at something like 80% usefulness at 1000 battery cycles.

    The apps you guys are noting just display current battery usage and perhaps historical usage after the apps are installed. But they don't seem to know anything about battery cycle count prior to them being installed.
     
  12. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Ok believe what you want.
     
  13. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    It does:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Fissure thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice! Which App is that specifically? I didn't see screenshots from the App previews that showed that in the App Store. But if there's one that does I'll buy it.
     
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    It's the app I mentioned in my first post. But for some reason you refuse to accept it.
     
  16. Fissure thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, didn't see cycle count until Sunking posted the pic.
     
  17. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    Jailbreak and you can see this if you want all the stats.
     

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  18. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    As far as i know this app costs 1.99!
     
  19. Coupz macrumors regular

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    iBackupBot has this ability since years I think and it's free.
     
  20. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Don't buy it then.
     
  21. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    yes i didnt. because there are many alternatives out there.
     
  22. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the screenshot confirmation sunking :)

    I was looking for an app like this to know how many cycles my battery has been worn down by or how many mAh it has left capacity wise. Also if I get a battery replacement from Apple a few years down the line this will help me make sure I'm actually getting a brand new one and not some 3 - 4 year old one that was simply unused but still worn down by being 3 - 4 years (since lithium ion batteries degrade as a chemical process even if unused).

    [​IMG]

    Also really happy to find out that even though 1710mAh is the official 'on paper' battery capacity for the 6s... that I actually have 1800mAh so I didn't really get a smaller sized battery than an iPhone 6 like I thought I would.
     
  23. wproct macrumors 6502

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    I installed this software on my 11 month old 5s for $1.99 and it works great. It displayed that the phone had 98 load cycles on it and that sounds reasonable as I'm not a power user by any means and I top my battery off alot. It's really a neat app in my opinion.
     
  24. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    That looks like battery doc or system util. I wouldnt go by that max capacity figure. My 6 had 400 cycles and was still at 102%. It's definitely not accurate. I bet a year later you will still be at 1800mah for max. The cycle count seems pretty spot on tho
     
  25. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    One can also download it for free to his/her Mac and connect the iPhone.
     

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