No matter how advanced the batteries are, they get worse and worse in the end. This is inevitable and affects smartphones as well as computers or other devices. But how long should the batteries last since we bought a device? How can we find out how many charge cycles they already have? This is extremely useful information, especially when we are buying used equipment. So let’s take a look at how long a battery should last and how we can see its status on both an iPhone and a Mac.
iPhone and Macbook: see how long the battery should last!
The battery age is measured in cycles. A cycle shows, for example, that the smartphone is set to 0% and charged to 100% or 55% of the battery is used up one day and 45% the next and then charged again. How many cycles can the batteries last before they start to lose capacity?
For the apple giant, the values are:
- iPhone: 500 cycles
- Apple Watch: 1000 cycles
- iPad: 1000 cycles
- iPod: 400 cycles
- Macbook: 1000 cycles
If we want to convert this to years, it’s about two years. However, this may vary depending on our usage. However, when it comes to this point and we have over 500 cycles on the iPhone or over 1000 cycles on the Macbook, it means that the battery is only 80% full.
So how can you check how many cycles your battery has?
iPhone: See battery cycles
Go to Settings on the iPhone. Then select the privacy option. Then select the Analysis and Improvements option. Then load analysis data.
Then we see a very large list of dates. In fact, they never seem to end. Look for the last file that starts with log-aggregated.
Click on it to open it and copy all of its contents into it. Note that there is a lot to copy. The best way to do this is to select the first word and then drag it to the bottom of the screen in the second separator. Then we just choose to copy it.
Then we can paste all this content into the Notes application installed on all devices.
Next, we click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select Search in Note.
Then we have to write BatteryCycleCount. The number in front of it stands for the number of battery cycles of the smartphone. In my case it is 294.
- Hold down the Option key and click the Apple menu and choose System Information.
- In the Hardware section of the System Information window, select Power. See the Battery Information section for a list of cycle numbers.
And done, without the need for an application and with an easy way to see the battery cycles of your Apple devices.