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iPhone X battery: 53 cycles 99 %, 64 cycles 98% within one week

uandme72

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My iPhone X (two month old) battery has dropped to 99% capacity after 53 cycles and then to 98% capacity after 64 cycles within one week.
However, iPhone 7 battery is still 87% even after 580 cycles over two years.
Is my iPhone X battery faulty?
 

simonsi

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The battery is an analogue/chemical device. Its capacity as measured will vary day-to-day, your expectations re accuracy and especially over such a short timeframe/cycles is simply way off.

Your worry that it may continue to drop at the rate of 1% per 11 cycles is highly likely to be unfounded. On current data you don't have any basis to say the battery is faulty.
 

BorgCube

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Battery loss is not like a gas tank, it is not linear. I've had 96% on my 6s+ for hundreds of cycles. Get out an excel file, take readings (consistently at 100% when device stops charging) via coconutBattery every week for a few months to get an accurate read.
 

BugeyeSTI

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My iPhone X (two month old) battery has dropped to 99% capacity after 53 cycles and then to 98% capacity after 64 cycles within one week.
However, iPhone 7 battery is still 87% even after 580 cycles over two years.
Is my iPhone X battery faulty?
Nothing wrong with your phone or battery. If your averaging 10-15 cyles a week you’ll be at 520-780 cycles after 12 months. That’s heavy use. My X purchased December 2017 has under a hundred cycles and shows 98% for comparison
 

uandme72

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Nothing wrong with your phone or battery. If your averaging 10-15 cyles a week you’ll be at 520-780 cycles after 12 months. That’s heavy use. My X purchased December 2017 has under a hundred cycles and shows 98% for comparison
So does it mean that my 98% at 64 cycles and your 98% at over 100 cycles do not directly link together.
Also that even if I have 98% at 64 cycles, it may possibly continue at 98% for around 200 cycles (say).
 

BugeyeSTI

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So does it mean that my 98% at 64 cycles and your 98% at over 100 cycles do not directly link together.
Also that even if I have 98% at 64 cycles, it may possibly continue at 98% for around 200 cycles (say).
I’m just saying my phone is almost a year old and has the same amount of cycles as your two month old phone. Apple expects there batteries should be around 80% or more after 500 cycles. Your battery will most likely stabilize and stay at a certain percentage for a long time. It actually could even go up a percent or two. I would not be concerned with your battery performance, it seems to be wearing normally..
 

ras113

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Oct 23, 2017
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im one 257 cyles on 253 days ...OS is showing 99capacity and coconut app on macbook shows me 98.4%
 

Yun0

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Jun 12, 2013
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Weeks of use and over 50 charge cycles, you have 98% battery capacity left, and you're nearly complaining..?

Also battery reporting is more accurate on iPhone 8/X & newer cause of some hardware changes over the 7.
 

aakshey

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Weeks of use and over 50 charge cycles, you have 98% battery capacity left, and you're nearly complaining..?

Also battery reporting is more accurate on iPhone 8/X & newer cause of some hardware changes over the 7.

Dude 98% with so few cycles isn't normal.

98% at 150-200 cycles is normal .
 

aakshey

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No clue where you're getting that bull info from, imagine how long batteries would last before that magical 80% capacity mark if that was the case..

I doubt you even observe battery life of 10 iOS devices a year. Lol.

The drop to 99% takes the longest amount of time. You need to study your basics.
 

christarp

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Oct 29, 2013
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my god the amount of people that worry about their battery health is ridiculous, no wonder apple didn't show it for the longest time. It's not a linear drop, it happens relatively randomly within a long term linear trend
 

Jimmy James

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I don’t believe battery health is an analyzed result of the chemical reaction occurring inside the battery. It’s only an estimation.
 

LoveToMacRumors

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My iPhone X (two month old) battery has dropped to 99% capacity after 53 cycles and then to 98% capacity after 64 cycles within one week.
However, iPhone 7 battery is still 87% even after 580 cycles over two years.
Is my iPhone X battery faulty?
defective battery
mine is still at 99% after a year.
 
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