Looking for an App that tells me how many Charge Cycles are on my phone

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    Is there an app for the iphone similar to coconut battery?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    This ability is only on jailbroken iPhones, 3Gs or newer. Its called BatteryDetective.
     
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    You'd think the Istat app would do that if they could bleedin update it to work again. Haha
     
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  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Apple doesn't allow App Store apps access to that kind of information. Thus, the need to be jailbroken.
     
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    Nice catch. I was looking for something like awhile ago.
     
  7. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Does BatteryDetective show you historical data like that though, or only from the time you install it? I couldn't tell from the details on Cydia.

    Be nice if Apple actually included this info in Settings...sigh.
     
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    You'd think the Istat app would do that if they could ****ing update it to work again. Haha
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    It shows the battery's full history. Even after a fresh restore that isn't from a backup.
     
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    It tells you how many cycles your battery has used and a bunch of other information you don’t find elsewhere (bootVoltage, temperature, etc.).

    It also allows you to analyze apps that are running to see what kind of drain they are causing on the battery.

    Edit: The max capacity and design capacity are really nice to have too, since it tells you how for away from design you are so that you can tell when you’re not going to get the battery life you expected.
     
  11. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Sweet! Worth it then. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I just installed the app that Intell suggestion.
    So I have 126 cycles with 96% health on my 3GS. iPhone is suppose to keep at least 80% health by 400 cycles, right?
     
  13. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yep. How old is your 3Gs, that cycle count seems a bit low. My launch day 3Gs has 650 cycles on its battery and is still at 92% of it original battery health.
     
  14. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It's a replacement from Apple that I received sometime in September 2010.
    650 is a lot. Haha.

    I generally charge my phone every 2 days so that might also be the reason why I don't have that many cycles.
     
  15. Intell macrumors P6

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    With that age and charging pattern, the cycle count seems accurate. 650 is a lot. Some days I put three full cycles on it, I abuse the battery like no other.
     
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    Oh, I should mention that it was a replacement from September, but I didn't use it until mid-November as a phone so it was just sitting in the box.

    Your phone does prove how strong the battery is though. 650 cycles with 92% health for a 2+ year old phone is great, if I do say so myself.

    It just shows that I have a bunch of life left on this phone. Too bad it keeps losing signal every now and then :( It's not a big deal, but would be nice if it didn't happen.
     

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