iPhone X iPhone X battery capacity readings?

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  1. JDabney24 macrumors regular

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    i have had my iPhone X since launch and already my battery capacity is reading at 99%. Is this normal? It hasn’t even been 3 months and I’m already seeing battery wear. For the record, I don’t deplete my battery and I don’t let it drop below 35-40% battery life. At the start, I would actually see 103% capacity or 2800mah out of 2716mah from Lirum info. Now it’s 99%.
     

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  2. JDabney24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The reason why I’m skeptical is because I had my iPhone 7 Plus for about 6 months or more before it started to show any wear.
     
  3. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Time is irrelevant. Only charge cycles mater.
     
  4. JDabney24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right, but the way I understand depleting a charge cycle is by completely discharging the battery and I haven’t done even close to that. There is no way that in two months I’ve depleted more charge cycles than my 7 plus around the same time.
     
  5. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    That doesn't prevent ware. The process is accumulative. If you charge it 100 times from 99% you will still rack up About™ onc charge cycle. This depleting to 0% or charging to 100% rule is mostly BS anyway because the iPhones power management never allows the battery to reach absolute 0. In fact I would say performing 100 1% charges would do more damage than doing one complete charge cycle in the long term of repeated behavior.
     
  6. noobinator macrumors 603

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    The way I understand it is a charge cycle is 100%. So if you dip to 50% everyday then you'd go through a cycle every 2 days. I'm probably wrong but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last year.
     
  7. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Right. Doing small charge cycles docent magically prevent science & chemistry from happening.
     
  8. JDabney24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, should I not charge my battery till it gets to 100%? What is the best way have longevity of your battery health then?
     
  9. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Use it and charge it when it needs to be charged. There's something about not letting it get below like 40 or maybe 30 but in the end the impact you have on your battery is negligible. I'd just use it and charge it to 100% as needed.
     
  10. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Again this is a waste of time as the iPhone never truly charges the battery to 100% the software / hardware is smart enough to manage the battery on its own. Far better than you could ever do. Just charge it and enjoy using it and in 18 months (or about 500 cycles) you are going to need a new battery any way (based on average use of a typical user)
     
  11. JDabney24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, with my iPhone forever plan on sprint it doesn’t matter anyway. The plan allows me to upgrade to the newest iPhone every year anyway. I just thought it seemed a bit bizarre that not even 3 months had passed with good charging habits (so I thought) that I would already see battery degradation. Especially since my 7 Plus was still at 100% capacity at this same time.
     
  12. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    unless you are charging twice a day every day this will likely never impact you within a year. and even then your phone would likely still operate normally. i wouldn't worry about it if you are getting yearly upgrades
     
  13. JDabney24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I charged it to 100% and now those same apps are saying my capacity is perfect. The Lirum app is saying 103% capacity and the other at 100%.
     

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  14. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68000

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    Those apps show different results every once and awhile. I stopped checking on every charge cycle because its just a waste of time and causes unnecessary concern when nothing is wrong. I check it twice a month just for peace of mind, the rest of the time I just charge it on my iPad charger. Checking battery health every charge is like checking your weight everyday, you see fluctuations. The average is what’s important.
     
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    JDabney24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Which app? I’m using two. Lirum info lite and the other is just called battery life.
     
  17. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    If you have a MacBook or Mac, you can download coconutbattery. It’s more accurate, and shows more realistic MAh. I have been using coconutbattery to check my battery health. I got one in December and already 5 cycles in and it’s still reporting 2786 mah. It stared out at 2786 mah when I first got it. Design capacity is 2716 mah.
     
  18. orev macrumors 6502

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    OK, so why not just say the names of both instead of asking the question? This isn't a chat room, so try to anticipate a little bit and be more complete about what you're saying.
     
  19. riverfreak macrumors demi-god

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    I always thought time was relative.
     
  20. JDabney24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I’m sorry. Was in a bit of a rush when I replied and didn’t have time to write out which apps I used. I edited my post to include the app names.
     
  21. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    These various apps that measure capacity and SOH are not completed accurate so I wouldn’t get to twisted up about a few percentage points.
    It’s very difficult to compute SOH.
     
  22. vddobrev macrumors 6502

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    You should just use your iPhone as you would. Why do you care about battery and anything else? Didn’t you get this phone to use it as you must?
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can use the things as you would, but you can still take care of them and care about them on some level, right?
     
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    These apps are not perfect. Check it again tomorrow and you will get a different rating.

    Just use you phone and do not worry about the battery.
     

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