Best app to test iphone 6s+ battery wear

pjny

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Hi,

The battery on my 17 month old iphone 6s+ seems to be dying quite quickly. I have to charge it constantly as it dips way faster than it used to. I could use it for an hour and 30 percent is gone.

I tested it with some apps such as Battery Life and the battery wear level shows 45.5-55% of total capacity. One app shows 1500/2750 maH under battery health.

I checked battery usage and most of the battery is being used for browsing(19%) and instagram(13%). The rest of the apps are at about 3-4% so no significant app drain.

I have Applecare and wonder if these apps are accurate enough to set up a genius appointment to replace the battery for free. I think the Applecare stated anything under 80% wear level under warranty warrants a free battery replacement. Is this accurate?

Thanks.
 

pjny

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Thanks, jason. I love coconut battery but haven't used it in a while. Didn't know it had ios battery tester too.
 
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pjny

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hi,

coconut battery states:

maximum charge/battery health: 81.1%(2275mAh), then it change to 83%
design capacity is 2750maH.
Loadcycles are 567.

Is this close enough to the magical 80% (with a margin of error) to get the battery replaced?

How long does it take to get it replaced at the apple store btw?
[doublepost=1491458402][/doublepost]I have a company iphone 6 with battery manufacturing date of Dec 2014. Amazingly the:

maximum charge is 1711 maH out of 1810mAh. 99.4%
587 load cycles.

How is this possible? Is Coconut battery incorrect? I am confused. The 6 does not seem to have the same energy drain as the 6s+.
 
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Chazzle

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hi,

coconut battery states:

maximum charge/battery health: 81.1%(2275mAh), then it change to 83%
design capacity is 2750maH.
Loadcycles are 567.

Is this close enough to the magical 80% (with a margin of error) to get the battery replaced?

How long does it take to get it replaced at the apple store btw?
[doublepost=1491458402][/doublepost]I have a company iphone 6 with battery manufacturing date of Dec 2014. Amazingly the:

maximum charge is 1711 maH out of 1810mAh. 99.4%
587 load cycles.

How is this possible? Is Coconut battery incorrect? I am confused. The 6 does not seem to have the same energy drain as the 6s+.
Your iPhone 6 is at 94.5% health, not 99.4%. Still very impressive based on the number of load cycles. As for your 6S+, always worth a shot taking it to the Apple Store.
 

Relentless Power

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hi,

coconut battery states:

maximum charge/battery health: 81.1%(2275mAh), then it change to 83%
design capacity is 2750maH.
Loadcycles are 567.

Is this close enough to the magical 80% (with a margin of error) to get the battery replaced?

How long does it take to get it replaced at the apple store btw?
[doublepost=1491458402][/doublepost]I have a company iphone 6 with battery manufacturing date of Dec 2014. Amazingly the:

maximum charge is 1711 maH out of 1810mAh. 99.4%
587 load cycles.

How is this possible? Is Coconut battery incorrect? I am confused. The 6 does not seem to have the same energy drain as the
6s+.
Coconut Battery is the most accurate. It takes live mAh readings versus Apple's, where they use a general mAh reading over a two week span of the actual usage/reading.

That said, your results seem fairly solid for the amount of cycles you have used.
 
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wproct

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You are mistaken sir.
Please share the secret. I have Coconut Battery loaded on my 6s, but since about 3 or 4 IOS upgrades ago, my Coconut battery app will not load. This app is no longer available through Apple Apps and my understanding was that it was no longer compatible. I would love to be able to use it again.
 

Chazzle

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Please share the secret. I have Coconut Battery loaded on my 6s, but since about 3 or 4 IOS upgrades ago, my Coconut battery app will not load. This app is no longer available through Apple Apps and my understanding was that it was no longer compatible. I would love to be able to use it again.
Sorry bud, I should have specified that I am using the mac version on my laptop and plug in my iPhone using USB to get my battery stats through coconut battery.
 

wproct

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Sorry bud, I should have specified that I am using the mac version on my laptop and plug in my iPhone using USB to get my battery stats through coconut battery.
Oh, no problem. I was just hoping I could find a way to use Coconut Battery on my 6s. Thanks.
 
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