iPhone 5 Battery degradation - Does it look right?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Haynzee, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Haynzee macrumors member

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    Hi all, I'm having some issues with my iPhone 5, it feels like the battery doesn't last very long (I'm on iOS 7.0.3) so I had a look around and saw people mention iBackupBot to see what the battery is actually holding.

    These are my results what do you think? The iPhone was bought in October last year. The full charge capacity seems a little low at just 177 cycles.

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  2. mappyman macrumors regular

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    I thought the charge cycles were accumulative. So if you charged it twice at 50% it would only equal 1 charge cycle. So that 177 cycle count is how many times its completed a full charge discharge step.
     
  3. Haynzee thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I asked a friend to run the app his is a couple of weeks older than mine and his results of what the full charge gets him seems far better..

    CycleCount: 231
    DesignCapacity: 1430
    FullChargeCapacity: 1320
    Status: Success
    BatteryCurrentCapacity: 48
    BatteryIsCharging: true
    ExternalChargeCapable: true
    ExternalConnected: true
    FullyCharged: false
     
  4. mappyman macrumors regular

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    DesignCapacity is originally 1440mAh. Yours is 1084.

    It looks bad for your phone.
     
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  6. Haynzee thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeh looks to me like I need a new battery.

    The app is iBackupBot (OSX and Windows)
     
  7. alexforget82 macrumors regular

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    iPhone 5S

    Battery

    CycleCount: 27
    DesignCapacity: 1550
    FullChargeCapacity: 1440
    Status: Success
    BatteryCurrentCapacity: 90
    BatteryIsCharging: true
    ExternalChargeCapable: true
    ExternalConnected: true
    FullyCharged: false
    GasGaugeCapability: true

    It is good ??
     
  8. mappyman macrumors regular

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    Looks great.
     
  9. cuzo macrumors 6502

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    How do you check the battery? I DL the program.
     
  10. PaulOBrain macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 5 doesn't look too bad then.

    CycleCount: 316
    DesignCapacity: 1430
    FullChargeCapacity: 1316
    Status: Success
    BatteryCurrentCapacity: 30
    BatteryIsCharging: true
    ExternalChargeCapable: true
    ExternalConnected: true
    FullyCharged: false
    GasGaugeCapability: true
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Got this for my iPhone 5 (purchased at the very end of last year):

    Battery

    CycleCount: 288
    DesignCapacity: 1430
    FullChargeCapacity: 1354
    Status: Success
    BatteryCurrentCapacity: 49
    BatteryIsCharging: true
    ExternalChargeCapable: false
    ExternalConnected: true
    FullyCharged: false
    GasGaugeCapability: true
     
  12. ftaok macrumors 601

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    You should have posted this a few weeks ago. I had the exact same issue with my battery on my 5. Bought last October. My buddy had a 5 that had poor battery life and took it to an Apple Store. They plugged it in and determined that battery was shot. They swapped his phone on the spot.

    I took mine in hoping for a swap a few days before the warranty expired. The apple genius didn't plug it in, but ran a diagnostic over the internet and had the results show up on his iPad. He said the battery "failed" and I could wait 20 minutes for a tech to replace the battery.

    It was a night and day difference. I had been getting 5 hours use time on the old battery. The new one gets me 7+ hours use time.

    The battery swap was covered under warranty for me. The invoice was for $79, but I paid nothing.

    For the record, I took my wife's iphone in the next week, and her battery showed up fine. It had fewer than 100 cycles and about 90% capacity. At least that's what I estimate from the genius' chart on the iPad.

    Maybe your still under warranty and can get a swap.
     
  13. pcgeek12345, Nov 1, 2013
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    iPhone 5 Battery degradation - Does it look right?

    here are mine… I took it into the Apple Store a few months back before the warranty expired ( i got it on launch day)… and they said they couldn’t do anything but charge me $79 for a new battery. Mind you this one dies at 35%, and doesn’t even last me 4 hours on one charge. Ridiculous. It is clearly defective, a battery should not be this bad after just over a year of use.

    Battery

    CycleCount: 480
    DesignCapacity: 1430
    FullChargeCapacity: 1089
    Status: Success
    BatteryCurrentCapacity: 54
    BatteryIsCharging: true
    ExternalChargeCapable: true
    ExternalConnected: true
    FullyCharged: false
    GasGaugeCapability: true
     
  14. DemonicZeus macrumors member

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    Here's my 8 months old iPhone 5 condition:

    Looks great for me, and performs great too
     
  15. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    My launch iPhone 5 battery is similar

    Max charge - 1064 mAh
    367 load cycles

    Unlike my launch iPhone 4 battery which is working like a champ still

    1375/780
     
  16. Max(IT) Suspended

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    what is the meaning of your question ???
    You have a brand new iPhone, with only 27 charge cycles, your battery is just new ...

    Are you worried about a defective battery ?

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    I think this is a very good result
     
  17. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    CycleCount 330
    Capacity 1430
    Charge Capability 1188

    Not sure how bad or good this is, 82% capacity after about a year of usage.

    In any case, I am out of my warranty now, so unless I do some sweet talking I am stuck with this for another year. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Max(IT) Suspended

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    you can pay 79$ and have a new battery
     
  19. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    That's a rather steep price friend.
     
  20. Bruins Fan macrumors member

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    Weird, couldn't locate the app in App Store:confused:
     
  21. wxman2003 Suspended

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    It's not a phone app. it's a computer app.
     
  22. Max(IT) Suspended

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    It is, but if you're going to keep the phone for another year it worth the price.
     
  23. Bruins Fan macrumors member

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    Thanks :eek:
     
  24. undivide macrumors newbie

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    my results

    neat app...
    my phone is 1 year old this month in about 3 weeks.
    I will re-test once its at 100%
    Usually I run my battery down to under 10% then do a full re-charge.
    Battery

    CycleCount: 216
    DesignCapacity: 1430
    FullChargeCapacity: 1000
    Status: Success
    BatteryCurrentCapacity: 84
    BatteryIsCharging: true
    ExternalChargeCapable: true
    ExternalConnected: true
    FullyCharged: false
    GasGaugeCapability: true

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    wife's 4s

    CycleCount: 395
    DesignCapacity: 1430
    FullChargeCapacity: 1352
    Status: Success
    BatteryCurrentCapacity: 100
    BatteryIsCharging: true
    ExternalChargeCapable: true
    ExternalConnected: true
    FullyCharged: false
    GasGaugeCapability: true

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    setup a repair reservation at the apple store.
    hopefully they determine my battery is defective and replace it under warranty which expires next saturday! ahhhhhhhhhhhh :eek:
     
  25. mappyman macrumors regular

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    You know its bad for your battery running it down to 10%.

    40%-60% is generally whats keeps them in good shape.
     

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